Why has my drivers side rear tire locked up

Asked by Sep 17, 2015 at 05:58 PM about the 1999 Cadillac Seville STS FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ignored brake issue too long. Rear driver
brakes been squeeling and grinding for 3
weeks. Was waiting for finances to
improve. Today it locked up. Had to have it
towed home. Idea of what I screwed up and
cost of repairs?

2 Answers

31,805

hard to say...but it needs to be taken apart and check the caliper piston..pads.did the bonding/rivets come apart?.. rotor and bearings... > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ch9HNlUfA

80,415

Most likely the brake pads have been ground into the brake rotors. You're probably looking at pads and rotors on the rear for about $300 to $400. If the caliper is seized add about another $50 to $75 to the bill. Have them check the front brakes as well. Better to do just the front pads now, if needed, than wait. HTH. - Jim

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