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Sticking rear drum brake

\015 Lately, when I go to drive my 200 ford focus, the left rear passenger wheel is seized. when I drive it in forward and then reverse, this seems to resolve the problem. also brake pedal is pulsating when I apply pressure. any solutions\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-01-2018

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