Thorny brake problem


#1

My 97 chevy 1500 p.u. has 101,000 miles.

3 mos. ago while backing up the brakes

locked up. I couldn’t go either way!

When I shut it off for a few mins. and

restart I can usually resume backing up,

but then it happens again! It never occurs

in forward. The last time it happened I

pressed the parking brake down and released

it twice and I could move again. It happens

when first using it mornings, so Iv’e been

backing into my carport so I don’t have to

back up the next a.m.

Any help would be appreciated.


#2

Do the brakes lock up by themselves? Or do they lock up when you touch the brake pedal?

And are these drum brakes?

Tester