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Front brakes are not releasing

I have a 92 chrysler lebaron v6. The front brakes are not releasing pressure. Only the front. Rear brakes work fine. When I open the bleed valve on either side, depending how bad the brakes are already sticking, the fluid shoots out(1 foot). Once I relieve the pressure on one side, the other is fine. Regardless of which is done first. This tells me the calipers and hoses are not a problem. I have narrowed it down to fluid contamination (already flushed, no chage), distribution block problem, or master cylinder problem. Any suggestions on where to start?

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  • danman1453 Jan 24, 2009

    i was saying that contamination may have been present, so i flushed the system with new brake fluid. By contamination I meant possible air or water introduced to the system when a rear brake line was broken, then changed.

  • danman1453 Jan 24, 2009

    not quite. Both calipers on front and both hoses on front have about 2000 miles on them. But I know what you are saying. The reason the hoses were replaced was the passenger front was dragging. And I figured while i was at it, i would change both rather than wait for the other to go bad too.

  • John Jon May 11, 2010

    Define your contamination!!!!!in fluid did you put wrong fluid in or a higher grade than DOT #3????



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Okay did you pressure test your brakes??? jack up front have some one press pedal try to turn wheel then when pedal is released tire should turn if not wait 1-2 minutes then try to turn the wheel with no body pressing the pedal and if it does turn then I would be replacing flex hose!!! fact: if caliper is seized it will not turn !these flex hoses build rust under the steel fastener bracket that is moulded around the hose then slowly over times closes it off as rust builds and slowly closes it off to a pin hole passage i have changed thousands of these over the years! yours will probably be the same! brake fluid has no problem making it to the caliper and bleeder it is when you release the brake the applied pressure is gone and now it take a couple of minute or seconds to slowly return!!!!! I know this will help!!!!

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