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Need Advice ASAP
My sister-in-law drives a 95 F150 XL 4x4 5speed. She was saying earlier how when she would try to move from a stop that sometimes the truck would just not want to move, but she found that when it was in 4wd that it would move but JUST DRAG THE REAR TIRES FOR A BIT!! She said this all casually and i about fell out of my chair. We live in Montana and there is snow packed on every road, so in all honesty its not at all hard to break traction. When she was leaving for the night I walked her out to see what the truck was doing... sure as s--- it drug the rear tires for about 5 feet until "metallic click" and they began to spin free.
I told her I'll pull it in the garage this weekend and have a look, i'm just curious if anybody has any definitive idea of what this could be? I asked her if she sets the e-brake (thinking sticky e-brake) and she said no, she just leaves it in gear. So I will be looking for anything incredibly obvious to jump out at me, but if there is nothing screaming in my face I am pretty clueless on what else could be causing this.
-she also said that after she got to work the other day it smelled pretty bad, i'm thinkin that was most likely brake smell, so i'm going to preliminarily rule out anything not related to the brake system... unless anybody thinks that's unwise...
any and all advice VERY APPRECIATED!!!