Q: Q: Rear brakes locking up.

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For about 2 years now the ABS light and brake light have been on. One month ago my rear brakes locked up. I cracked open the bleeder valves on the wheel cylinders and very little fluid came out, but enough to free up the brakes to get home. Since I replaced the rear brake hose and metal lines with new ones all the way up to the porportioning valve. Got that done today. Took for a test drive and ABS light and brake light are back on. I feel it is a matter of time before brakes lock again. What do I check or replace next? The porportioning valve?

My car has 186000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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