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Braking pressure calibers want release after applaying breaks

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Replace the rubber flex hoses & check that the calipers
are not all rusty inside & pistons frozen or sticking

If the fluid wasn't changed every two years,just replace the
caliper as well,their shot from moisture & old fluid

I start by flushing all four corners
Then remove the master & clean out the bore &
piston of all the white nasty moisture
Then change the hoses & calipers
Machine the rotors & install Raybestos Ceramic Pads

Then do the back the same

Then Check the parking cables,their probably done by now also
Rusted inside & not worth playing with

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

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