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My name is ***** ***** I am a Volvo dealership technician. I am going to help with your question today. If the wheel is locked up, this can be one of two things. First, and most likely, would be the parking brake shoes came apart. The parking brake shoes are similar to drum brakes. They are located under the rotor. What happens frequently is the shoe material comes off and lodges between the backing and the rotor. If this happens, the shoes will need to be replaced. To access the shoes, you will need to remove the rotor. The other possibility is a seized brake caliper. This is much less common of a failure. To check this, simply use a pair of channel locks to try to compress the inner brake pad and piston into the caliper. If the piston does not compress, the caliper is seized and will need replacement.
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