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Front brake calipers hanging up

Recently i found myself on the side of the road with my front right brake caliper smoking and stinking to high heaven. my husband replaced the brake line, thinking it may have been collapsing and holding pressure on the caliper. it didnt do it as often after that however, it didnt fix the problem. mind you, i have only been driving it to work which is .8 tenths of a mile from my home. as long as i dont drive very far, i dont have a problem. this past weekend, i had to park it. both front brake calipers hung up and by the time i could get somewhere to stop, they were both smoking. we came back a couple of hours later, only to find , i could drive it home. is this a master cylinder problem?

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Could very well be a seized caliper.

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Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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