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Brake Dragging I have a 2000 grand am 3.4 liter V6. The brakes & the caliber were replaced 4 months ago and yesterday my front brakes started sticking again. Long story short I replaced the rotors, calibers & brakes again but im still having the same problem with the brakes dragging?

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Could be a handbrake adjustment.
With a normal handbrake, you can remove some screws around the handbrake covering. The screws are sometimes well hidden so you have to look around.
When you get the covering off, there are two adjusting nuts at the rear of the handbrake. Turn the nuts until you can get "5 clicks" on the handbrake to set the brakes.
Some jack up the car while doing this so they can rotate the wheels by hand to feel when the brakes touch the pads.
Hope this helps

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I would guess your master cylinder is not retracting all the way.

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SOURCE: 2005 Pontiac Montana brakes wear out 3-4 times a

if you are using ceramic brake pads instead of semi-metalic you will wear out you rotors quickly
replace your brake pads with semi-metalic ones

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SOURCE: Hi, two months ago low

Take it to a shop which has a lift, like an oil change or muffler shop, have them put on the lift. The leak will be apparent as it will be a wet recent stain. Then you will know if you are looking at a brake line fix, a leaking master or slave cylinder.

Do not blame the guy who did the pads 10 months ago, anything he did wrong would be immediately apparent and would not take 8 months to show.

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