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Brakes binding on front left wheel

Already replaced callipher, but problem still occuring.Can it be the brake line? What check can I perform to identify yhe prolem

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Should be the rubber flex line causing this,they deteriate on inside then work like a check valve.

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If you open the bleeder screw on the caliper up, and the wheel frees up, you have a restricted brake hose. If not, you still have a caliper issue.

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