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Left front brake caliper hanging up on 1991 Cadillac Deville.

I personally changed the calipers, rotors and brake pads on my Cadillac hoping to fix the problem with the left front caliper not releasing. This worked for about two weeks and is now hanging up again. Is there something else I should be looking at or did I just happen to get a lousy caliper?

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Flex line at caliper (hose) will cause that as well, even if it looks good from outside, they tend to collapse inside & restrict flow causing caliper to hang up.

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Front Wheel Drive Brake Assembly
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