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Rear right brake locks and studders

Checked brakes and they look brand new but the rear brake right brake locks and studders like its not catching

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  • baalrog May 11, 2010

    Have you tried bleeding the line? Or checked the line at the master cylinder to make sure its night and not drawing air in?

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Get your caliber replaced and if it still has the factory rotor also get that replaced. Recommended to get both replaced at the same time.

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