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    Wheels "locked" up

    So I go out into the garage today to take the Wolverine out to plow, and it won't move?!?!?! The wheels are locked solid and when I give it throttle, I can hear it stress the quad but it doesn't move.

    And no, the parking brake isn't on and there is nothing that I can see externally "locking" it

    Dealer is coming tomorrow. Only 7 hours on it.

    When I first brought it home, I had a wheel lock condition caused by air in the brake lines, which locked up the brakes once the machine and the fluid heated up.

    But todays issue is different, in terms of it is cold, hadn't moved for a few days.

    Any ideas?

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    Sounds like locked up brakes to me. Could also be a transmission problem, but with the history I'd say brakes.
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    Any chance you got moisture in the lines?

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    Did you jack it up and check each wheel separately to see if they are all locked? Is the garage heated? Could it be frozen brakes?
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    Was the parking brake on? If you were plowing with it it could of easily froze up when it cooled down

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    Garage is heated, and NO, the parking brake is not on lol

    My dealer just left with it. He cracked the front left bleeder screw and that released the "locking". So it's brake related, he said once they dig into it back at the shop they would know better.

    His early prognosis is a defective master cylinder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raggdoll View Post
    Garage is heated, and NO, the parking brake is not on lol

    My dealer just left with it. He cracked the front left bleeder screw and that released the "locking". So it's brake related, he said once they dig into it back at the shop they would know better.

    His early prognosis is a defective master cylinder...
    Yep. He nailed it, it's most likely going to be the master cylinder. I won't be surprised if this turns into a service bulletin. Mine did the exact same thing about ten times all together. I never took it in to get fixed, but it only ever did it when I parked it and set the parking brake in the garage. Never did it any other time. I made it go away each time by spiking the brake pedal quickly and firmly. The first time it happened I was like wtf?! I jacked it up to confirm it was all four wheels, which eliminated a stuck caliper as the culprit. I replaced the fluid completely and bled all the lines and it still did it just as often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FordTruckMan View Post
    Yep. He nailed it, it's most likely going to be the master cylinder. I won't be surprised if this turns into a service bulletin. Mine did the exact same thing about ten times all together. I never took it in to get fixed, but it only ever did it when I parked it and set the parking brake in the garage. Never did it any other time. I made it go away each time by spiking the brake pedal quickly and firmly. The first time it happened I was like wtf?! I jacked it up to confirm it was all four wheels, which eliminated a stuck caliper as the culprit. I replaced the fluid completely and bled all the lines and it still did it just as often.
    Well, they confirmed it. Master cylinder is being replaced. Hope to get it back tomorrow before the Christmas break

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    Quote Originally Posted by raggdoll View Post
    Well, they confirmed it. Master cylinder is being replaced. Hope to get it back tomorrow before the Christmas break
    So to confirm how this happens raggdoll, you set the parking brake when you parked it for the night. Then the next morning you released the parking brake but the brakes were all locked up? Is that correct? Will be interested to know what failed inside the master cylinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDNinSK View Post
    So to confirm how this happens raggdoll, you set the parking brake when you parked it for the night. Then the next morning you released the parking brake but the brakes were all locked up? Is that correct? Will be interested to know what failed inside the master cylinder.
    That's the thing though, I never set the parking brake?

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