brakes lock up and engine revs wildly

Asked by May 27, 2017 at 11:27 AM about the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My son's Chevrolet Cavalier 2004 brakes lock up when driving.  If he pump on
them it does slow him down some but not completly, He has to throw  the car
in park to stop and the engine revs wildly up to 4000RPM.  When he touches
the gas lightly it will stop the revving. Is this an electrical problem or a brake
problem?

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Is it the rear brakes? Check the parking brake. Is the ABS light on? Those might be activating prematurely.

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