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back tires wont turn on my 1984 chevrolet camaro?

i tried to move my 1984 camaro after it had been sitting for awhile and the back tires wont move. i have been told that maybe the brake is stuck. any other input on what it might be or instruction on how to get the brake unstuck? PLEASE HELP! ANYONE?!

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vince 097 years ago
 well what dose it do when you try to move it? dose it make a noise? do you have disk or drum breaks? is it a manual or automatic?  
robinreise (author)  vince 097 years ago
NO IT DOESNT MAKE ANY NOISE. THE BACK TIRES WONT TURN. I TRIED TO PULL IT OUT WITH MY TRUCK AND I JUST DRAGGED IT SO I STOPPED. IT IS A MANUAL 5 SP. IM NOT SURE IF IT HAS DRUM OR DISK BRAKES. ILL CHECK IN THE MORNING. I TOOK THE TIRE OFF AND HIT THE ROTOR WITH A MALLET. MAYBE I DIDNT HIT IT HARD ENOUGH OR THE RIGHT WAY. I WAS TOLD THAT THERE IS SOMETHING BEHIND THE TIRE THAT NEEDS TO BE PULLED, HIT OR SOMETHING. DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL?  PLEASE GIVE ME ANY IDEAS YOU MAY HAVE, CAUSE I NEED TO GET IT UNDER COVER BECAUSE ITS A CUSTOM BUILT CAMARO WITH A LAMBORGINNI KIT ON THE BACK. WHAT I MEAN IS THE FRINT PART(TO THE BACK OF THE DOORS) IS CAMARO AND THE BACK HALF IS A LAMBORGINNI.  I BOUGHT IT FOR MY 10 YR. OLD SON ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO NOW. THE LAST 2 YEARS IT HAS BEEN SITTIN SO THAT NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO IT.  LONG STORY WHY IT ISNT UNDER COVER NOW. UGH!   PLEASE HELP!!
 if you tried pullin it and it didn't work than it is probably your breaks are frozen if you have disk breaks than hit the caliper, not the rotor that really wont do much good. if you have drum breads just hit the drum all around the outside. and you can use a regular metal hammer just don't go hulk style and you wont break anything, and before you drive it i would check the clutch as well it could have rusted to the flywheel and pressure plate. and if that doesn't work just take the breaks off the back, and pull it a bit see if your tires turn. if it is your breaks i would replace then front and back 

sounds like an awesome car, what year is it and what motor dose it have?

hope i answered your question if you need any more help just ask 
robinreise (author)  vince 096 years ago

i still havent fixed or moved my car.  im waiting for better weather to do so.  i just wanted to show u that  it is half camaro and  half  lamborginni. its a 1984 camaro and it only has a 2.8 with a 5 speed. i do on the other hand have a 350 on my engine stand that i would like to put in it though. i just wish i had more knowledge or someone to school me.
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 that looks awesome is it a built 350 or stock one. and to be honest with you the best way to learn how to do stuff is to try it. just remember how you take stuff apart and be sure to put it back together that way. and if something looks broken worn or damaged then more than likely it could use replacing and the guys at the parts store should be able to tell you if it is supposed to be like that or not.  the big thing to remember is to make sure everything is torqued properly when you reassemble.  i hope you get the breaks fixed and the car running it looks and sounds like an awesome car to have and drive 
.  Did you release the emergency brake? Or it may be stuck.
Clutch seized on do you think ? 
.  At this point, I wouldn't rule it out.
Re-design7 years ago
Jack it up in the rear.  Can you wiggle the rear wheel any at all?  Even if it's in gear there is enough slack in the drive train that you can get 1/8" or 1/4" of rotation.

If you can't rotate at all then the brakes are stuck. 

If it's really got a Lambo rear end then it's got disk brakes.  Flood the disk and calipers with WD-40 or penetrating oil.  Don't worry about it ruining the pads of disks, they're toast anyway and will have to be replaced.

The emergency brake on some disk brakes is actually on the drive shaft.  You need to make sure that that is not what is frozen.
robinreise (author)  Re-design6 years ago
 well here it is.....half camaro and  half  lamborginni. its a 1984 camaro and it only has a 2.8 with a 5 speed. i do on the other hand have a 350 on my engine stand that i would like to put in it though. i just wish i had more knowledge or someone to school me
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acidbass7 years ago
 seems as if the brakes are stuck but you might need to get piano dollies or a tow truck or if you have a pickup truck that can haul you really just need to move it to a place where you can have a better look at the back wheels
aeray7 years ago
For a temporary solution, go rent two piano dollies (cheap), jack up the rear end, place the dollies under the tires, and then roll the car wherever it needs to go (a short distance, I assume). It will be extra-maneuverable as well.

l8nite7 years ago
 1st make sure the parking brake is off, look under the car (use safe jacking proceedures) for a cable that runs back to both wheels, there should be a connector you can undo to be absolutly sure...  make sure the car is in neutral and try to turn the wheels

if the car has disc brakes and the pads have frozen to the rotor, you may be able to get a large screwdriver between the pad and rotor and apply pressure to break them loose or take the bolts that hold the caliber on and remove them, use a piece of wood like a 2x4 to cushion the blow of a hammer and really hit it, wire the caliper to a convenient place and do the other side, make sure the car is in neutral and see if the axle will turn, if so put the wheels back on and move the car. If not the problem is deeper.

 for drum brakes it can be a  little more difficult, start by tapping firmly around the drum, a large scrwdriver or prybar wedged against the wheel studs will allow you to try and rotate the axle while your tapping. If that doesn't work you need to look on the back of the drum backing plate for 2 plugs that cover oval access holes, you'll need 2 long flat head screwdrivers or a brake tool to push back the retaining clip and turn the adjusters starwheel backwards (not as ez as it sounds) back the starwheel off a couple of turns and tap around the drum again. If that fails you can try a couple of large screwdrivers/prybars/lugwrenchs to pry the drum off. Once you get the drums off try and turn the axle like above
caledonian7 years ago
Parking brake cable may be corroded inside, resulting in it being permanently locking the rear wheels. Find the cable under the car and work it around a bit.
NachoMahma7 years ago
1) Remove wheels
2) Bang on drums or rotors with a hammer (wear eye protection)
 
.  Are you sure you had the transmission in neutral?
I'd suggest a heavy smash with mallet / big piece of wood, but otherwise I'm with you there.

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