Rear axle locked up...
This isn't a question about my car, it's about a 1997 dodge neon one of my friend's has, but I figure I might as well ask here. When you put the car in reverse, you can't back it up because the rear axle is completely locked. The tires just won't turn. The car will rev up and push the car back (making the rear tires hop), so it's not the clutch/tranny (it's also a fwd car). And the parking brake isn't on (this girl is a really good friend, but not too bright, I figured that might be what it was, but it wasn't). She doesn't *think* the rear brakes have ever been replaced, so I don't know if those could be locked up hard enough (drum brakes) to completely freeze the axle. If anyone has any ideas, I'd really appriciate it. I'm asked quite a bit and no one seems to know. Thanks!