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Brake problems Hi, My 99 sebring convertable has grabbing in the front passenger side tire. I have put on new pads and rotors and replaced the caliper on that side. also the abs light is on. Do you have any idea what is wrong.Thanks Roxanna

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There are seven (7) common causes of brake grab/lock. All of them are listed in the following linked handy diagnostic article:

http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Vehicle_Car_Zone_Cars_Trucks_Vans_Brakes_Brake_Grab_Lock_Occurs.htm

You speak of having replaced the caliper, but does include the piston, itself. Of the seven causes, caliper piston may be stuck. Check the other six causes in the article linked above.

Good luck!
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