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78 chevy malibu fron left wheel keeps locking?

Front has new pads and calipers but the left still locks up when brakes are applied and it stays locked until i open the bleeder?

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Sounds likeyou have air in the line. what you can do is bleed your brakes and while you are down there add some moly lube to the pad ends. if it still doesnt work you might have to look at the master cylinder.

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