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Front brakes locking up from time to time

I have a 2003 honda element dx , i have replaced both calipers and hardware on the front brakes and also pads. still the brakes will lock up as it was doing prior to the new parts being installed. does any one have a possible answer to this problem . i am thinking master cylinder ?. i am also seeking a downloadable repair manual if any one has one, any help greatly appreciated.

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If only one wheel locking up good change it is the rubber brake line going to that caliper. also make shore the brake peddle is not being blocked from restoring to home position. The ABS system can give you the same problem, That would need to be scanned with a scanner.

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