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Front brake calipers hanging up

Are both calipers connected in some way? The only reason i ask, is because it started out with just the right side, and now it's both.

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  • jody grainter Sep 09, 2008

    by the way, it's a 4x4.



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Ok if it's both now then it may be another issue. does that vehicle have abs brakes ?
and yes they are sort of connected in a way... by hydaulic fluid (brake fluid) the thing is when one wheel develops a fluid loss instead of complete brake loss you would still have brakes in two wheels... diagonally across from each other.
i'm not questioning your husbands work... but did he bleed the air from the the system when he changed brake lines ?

sorry about the spelling... it's 3am here


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