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All 4 Brakes stick when hot 2002 chev 1500 pick up when left to cool go back to normal

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Service the brakes the sliders are sticking

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If the cable wasn't releasing the brakes would be engaged. I'm guessing the sensor (switch)on the brake lever is slightly out of adjustment.

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it sounds like the front brake slides/or pins are sticking i would service front calipers and apply lube where needed.For the brake light you would need to check the brake fluid level sensor turn it counter clockwise 1/4 turn and clean with brake clean if that doesn't work unplug the sensor and if light goes off replace sensor for brake fluid level.Also make sure parking brake is totally released.

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