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Driverside Wheel is locking up when braking!

I brought new brake caliper, new pads, and brake rotor. But when i apply on the brakes, and release the pedal the caliper piston are not releasing the brake rotor.

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Most likely the rubber hoses are bad going to the caliper.They will let fluid out, But not back in.There collapsing in side,Or the metal hold down is growing rust.Squeezing the hose shut.Either way replace the hoses!

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SOURCE: my passenger side front

the brake booster will be buggered or you need to bleed yur brakes get all the air out

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SOURCE: stuck calipers

Brake lines are not releasing fluid back to master cylinder. Open bleeder and see if wheel will turn. If it does replace brake line to caliper

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford escort brake problems.

Hello rsandifr,

Your description is very good. The problem you describe indicates that the rubber brake hose is collapsed. This is usually an internal issue and is not visible from the out-side.

Replace the hose and your will be solved.

Regards,

Jerry

Posted on Sep 24, 2011

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SOURCE: Brake Caliper will not release

your line is clogged somewhere. disconnect it from the caliper and the abs block and blow through it; a small piece of debris could cause big problems. also if your master cyl has two outputs for front brakes then it could be causing the problem. does it not release only when it's running or even with the engine off? sometimes the booster changes the piston position slightly in the mc and blocks the fluid from returning to the reservoir

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