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Front brackes dragging

The front brakes are dragging and just replaced the rotors and calipers and pads what could be wrong

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Change the hoses from your calipers to the frame. It's a rubber looking line. Inside of those lines there is a valve and if that valve is not functioning properly, when you release the brake pedal it doesn't allow fluid to come back to the resevoir and therefore gives you the feeling you are driving with the brake on. Change them both sides and see if that helps

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Get new calipers /when your old ones where pushed back their was coroision on the piston causing them too stick

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