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Brake pedal won't depress like it's frozen and brakes won't grab

Traveled down a mountain in n. georgia and after we stopped at a store at the base of the mountain, the brakes wouldn't work properly after stopping. The brake pedal does not depress completely like it is stuck and there is very little if any grabbing of the rotors by the brakes. The brakes worked fine coming down . I just thought they may have gotten hot but it's been nearly 24 hours and they still aren't working

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Sounds like the pistons bound up in the calipers. Remove the calipers and attempt to seat the pistons in the calipers with a screw clamp. If no go, that's the problem. They can be replaced, but most folks just get a whole new caliper these days.

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