Why would the rear wheels lock up when braking?

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if discs/rotors, over compensating on rear brakes ( basically means too much braking power is going to the back ) Baised too much to the rear.

if drums, warped drums, sticking shoes.

oil on brakes would do that

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A loose ground or a Connection that isn't quite tight and makes contact on the bump. -Mr. Mechanic-

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