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Both front brakes on my 97 chevy Tahoe enage and stay engaged.

Both front brake engage gong down the road. They are fine for the first couple miles then they engage. it doesnt matter the speed im going. If I wait an hour and drive it again, its fine for the first couple miles and does it again. The peddle is hard to push but it stops really quick. Both front wheels are extremly hot and you can smell the brake lining burning. Would both calipers go out at the same time?! We pulled the ABS fuse and it still does it. Any suggestions?

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Yes both of your calipers are bad ,and you will need to replace them

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your brake hoses have failed internally. replace your rubber brake hoses. this is a common issue on older vehicles

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Had this problem on gm trucks. Replaced brake hose to caliper and fixed it. The inner core has failed and the outer core will fill and put pressure on the caliper.

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SOURCE: is it safe to drive car if brakes caught fire - still has lining!

I would suggest that you adjust your rear brakes. Most likely you have drum brakes in the rear. When the rear brakes are out of adjustment (caused by not using "e-brake" when you park the car. The "e-brake" when applied keeps the rear brakes adjusted with a self adjusting mechanism.) the front brakes have to do ALL of the work to stop the car. In this case going down a steep grade for a long time simply overheated the front brakes. When the front brake pads overheat they get "glazed" and don't want to work anymore. Most likely reason for brake pedal going to the floor is the brake fluid was boiling. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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your brake calipers are stuck! replace the brake calpiers and won't hurt to replace the hoses at the same time.

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look at that wheel as the metal ring thing that makes the ABS work has come loose on the end of the drive shaft,just tack weld it back into position

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