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Front left caliper will not disengage

I have replaced numerour parts and still does not work!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    i have replaced caliper , abs valving box and made sure the line was open. I get pressure built up all the way back to the master cylinder.



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I have replaced everything except metal lines and master cylinder. still no good. left front caliper not releasing

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If your caliper is frozen you must replace the whole caliper luckly now adays calipers are new for like 30-40 bucks usually, if it wont dissengage and is giving you a bucking feeling when accelorating that is your problem have seen it very offten and is an easy fix. good luck


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    erik mcdonald Dec 11, 2008

    well before you give me low feedback explain yourself more so i can try to help ya =) what have you replaced your question was very vague



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