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2002 Kia Sportage break tighening up where break pedal is hard to press down

I just recently had 4 new tires put on my Sportage, new breaks and rotors, and new calipers and hoses. My car started to drive real slow idling high then its would stop after a few miles but then the break pedal was very hard to press down. Not sure whats going on can you help?

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Hello...get the vehicle back to the shop that worked on it....Sounds to me like one or more of the calipers won't release it's grip when you release the brake pedal or the master cylinder is locked...Think about's like driving with your foot on the brake pedal....or maybe your power brake booster...anyway...Get it back to the shop that worked on it and bring your receipts for all the work done...Let me know what happens...I hope this was helpful...PEACE........

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