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When i brake hard the front brakes jam and when i stop brake there still stuck

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Check your power booster for leaks, if OK, then check your master cylinder, ensure there are no leaks. If the pedal feels spongy you have either a leak in the master, or you have air in the lines,

Last your calipers may be getting stuck, in that case replace both of them. Your brakes, your car, your life, less you want to remodel your front end in some elses rear bumper.

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