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Old 05-23-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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2003 TJ - Wheels lock up when reversing

2003 Sport Auto i6 - 105k miles

This is the second time my Jeep has done this. The first time, I just put it in drive, moved forward a few feet, then I was able to reverse fine.

I have a gravel drive on a slight incline where I park the Jeep. This morning, when I went to reverse out of the drive, I was able to reverse about 4 feet, then it felt like the rear wheels locked up(could have just been one wheel) and the Jeep stopped. If I gave it a little gas, it did not move. I got out and walked around the jeep and looked for any bricks or large rocks that would stop the Jeep, but there wasn't anything.

I put it in drive and drove forward a few feet, and then tried reverse, but same thing. I tried this a few times.

Anybody have any idea on what is causing this? I can drive forward just fine so it shouldn't be a stuck caliper? I think I do have a bad bushing or two in the rear as I just some clunks when moving and turning when the jeep is off camber.

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:45 AM   #2
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Does your E-Brake operate as it should? Will it keep your Jeep from moving forward
under power? It's "possible" you may have broken mounting hardware in your rear
Brakes, causing a Shoe, or Shoes to lock up a wheel in reverse. Remove one Drum
at a time and check your components, assuming you know what to look for, and how
to perform the procedure SAFTLY !
This would be the first area of suspect to eliminate.

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Die many deaths......................
But Hey~~~What do I Know
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:19 AM   #3
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It was the rear drum/shoes. When I took off the driver side drum, one of the pads fell right off the shoe. They still had some life left, not sure why the pad decided to commit suicide.

I installed new shoes on the rear and it is back to normal.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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My moms Saturn did that from sitting and not being used enough. Replaced them and told her to use the friggin car! Its a 2000 with only 22k miles on it!
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