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98 TOYOTA CAMRY

I have replaced the brake pads, calipers, rotors, hoses/brake lines. I have not changed the Master Cylinder. My brakes are sticking. I have to mash them several times to get them to release.

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  • billy2kool May 11, 2010

    Its hard to say whats sticking more detail would be fine

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I have had exacly the same issue, the mechanic replaced the brake pads, calipers, hoses/brake lines, then after all that and it still happening, he replaced the brake master cylinder and all was well, except for my wallet !!!!

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Sticking?

Has to be a caliper on one of the wheels!

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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