no changed to disk breaks by previous ownerThis car has drums?
But yes the car was sitting for a whileWelcome to the FFO!
Has the car been sitting for a long time?
Does it have calipers then I take it?no changed to disk breaks by previous owner
That would be correct or a very good possibility!I believe he said something about it being converted over to disc brakes. So Does that mean that they are what i call the standard brake pad, then rotor, and then lastly the caliper?? If so then I’m wondering if one of the pistons inside of his cliper is pressing up against the rotor and won’t let go. I also think it could be parking brake
You are right to start at the brakes ... I bought one old car for parts years ago and the wheel bearings had seized up on both front wheels causing same feeling. Luckily, I only had to go about 2 miles to my home (stopping frequently for hub cool down) where I pulled and replaced all inner/outer bearings. Might be a subsequent route IF the parking brake or shoes at the wheels are locked up.Many vehicles that sit for a long time, especially in humid areas, can develop rust on the metal pieces. (Brake drum, rotors, backing plates, brake cables) The other thing that can happen is a piston can get stuck in a wheel cylinder or a caliper. Either preventing the shoes/pads from applying or not retracting the shoes/pads.
Does the parking brake apply and retract?
Highly recommend spraying penetrating oil in the parking brake cable to get the inner cable free moving within the inner cable.
Would recommend pulling wheels and inspecting the calipers and pull drums and inspect for issues.
There are other possibilities than brakes for the "feeling". However you mentioned brakes so that is the direction I have taken.
When doing repairs on vehicles -Dad's rule of thumb ... when guessing, start at the cheapest/easiest components first - leave the wallet as heavy as you can.