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  Unhappy Rear Brakes Lock Up - Help - Posted: 06-02-2011, 08:53 AM
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99 Durango, 4X4, 5.2L, auto. My son's durango's brakes work fine during normal braking. I've replaced the master cylinder, rear flex hose last year, new brake lines, adjusted the parking brake, and just rebuilt both rear drums.

both rear brakes lock during hard braking from 40 MPH plus. During low speeds or normal braking the brake work fine.

the only other item I can think of that needs replacing is the proportioning valve.

the ABS doesn't not activate during hard braking. I don't have any error codes, and during start up, the ABS does it's norming cycling, meaning the ABS light illuminates for about 5 seconds during it's system check and then goes out. I don't have any error codes.

Help - What do you believe may be causing both rear brakes to lock up during hard braking?

Thank you.
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 Posted: 06-02-2011, 09:00 AM
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Recheck the front brakes, bleed them to see if more air is in line. Sounds like rear brakes are trying to work harder than the front.
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 Posted: 06-02-2011, 10:14 AM
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You're definately right about that (rears are working harder than the front).

Thanks for the reply. I'll do that this weekend.

What's your thoughts about a possible bad proportioning valve? I think the ABS is working ok, but mistified as to why the ABS isn't preventing the rear brakes from locking up.
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My ABS hasn't worked for years, and honestly, I do not miss it.

I remember awhile back when my rears locked doing 40 around a bend. Not fun
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Walt,
did you disconnect your ABS to prevent the rear brakes from locking up? Did you fix the rear break lock up problem.

I really like my son's Durango but won't let him drive it until I get this problem corrected.

thanks for the reply.
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I never disconnected the ABS. It just doesn't seem to work for the past few years, no matter how hard I stomp on the brakes. When it did "work", the pedal would pulsate (likes its supposed to), but the truck kept moving [it actually felt like it picked up speed on occasion]. Like I said, I do not miss it.

As far as the rear wheel lockup, that happened twice in the first few years of owning it.
Since then, I have had new drums installed (from wear & tear) and it hasn't happened since. Every now and then, they lock at slow speed when cold, such as hitting the brakes at the stop sign at then end of my lane on the way to work in the morning. I know there have been other posts from others here with similar problems.

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 Posted: 06-03-2011, 11:21 AM
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Thanks again for the info. I haven't repleaced the drums...yet. Not sure that is the cause of this locking up problem. I'm going to try the proportioning valve next. Then work my way over to the ABS Controler unit.

Have a good weekend.
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Thanks again for the info. I haven't repleaced the drums...yet. Not sure that is the cause of this locking up problem. I'm going to try the proportioning valve next. Then work my way over to the ABS Controler unit.

Have a good weekend.
Dennis
please post how it turns out.
people ask for info...get it, and never bother post the outcome.

tons of people have this issue (i think i might be starting to experience something similar) with not much luck on a fix.
i do think it might be the proportioning valve.

thanks!
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Will do. My next step is to replace the proportioning valve. It will be a few weeks before I can get to this though but I will post my results and as usual, welcome other input feedback from anyone who has experienced thsi problems and what was done to correct the problem.
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