Q: No rear brakes. rear has drum brakes

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Front brakes are fine,there are no leaks,but back brakes arnt working

My car has 262000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

There are several components that could contribute to your concern. You could have a failing master cylinder, seized calipers or brake cylinders, broken, bent, or missing components, or maybe just misadjusted brakes. Because this is a safety concern, I suggest having a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, determine the exact cause of your brake issue.

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