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Q: My tire is locking up.

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The front passenger's side tire is locking up, but only when pulling forward.

A: Hi. The most common problem with a wheel lo...

Hi. The most common problem with a wheel locking up can be related to front brake calipers that are loose or binding the wheel. The other common problem is the front hub bearing is also binding the wheel. If any of the above symptoms are present with your vehicle, have a certified mechanic inspect the brake system to eliminate any further complications.

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