Rear wheel locked up
2000 Windstar - sat for a 8 months or so (upstate NY winter, w/ ebrake off). Went to move it and RR wheel does not move. Thought it was brakes, so did the whole rocking thing, even with 400 lbs of sand + the wife and kid as extra ballast. No dice - wheel just drags - backward and forward. Bang on the drum with the BFH - no dice. Then today, jacked up, removed wheel and noticed that the hub/studs actually do move by hand (needless to say, does the same with wheel on and not tight, but didnt notice THAT before). So, the hub does turn, limited by the amount of slop that the studs have within the drum holes. Now that it seems pretty clear that it's not brakes (though I am pretty sure it's due), am wondering if anyone has seen a drum (only the drum) unable to turn like this. Is it possible it's rusted to the backing plate, or is there some other explanation for the drum not moving, but the hub can?
Any clues/hints appreciated.
Last edited by MikeFu; 10-31-2011 at 15:40.