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I have replaced two times right front caliper on Mitsubishi lancer 2002 because they did not releasing properly discs . I still have the same problem , specially when I'm driving locally and I'm using breaks more?

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I would have a quick inspection of the brake lines, to see for a squished or bent line. If lines look good then it rilly only leaves the ABS unit (big square aloy block with lots of hoses coming out of it) unless the master brake cylinder is separated.

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  • Put the caliper assembly back on with the slide pins. Grease up the slide pins as well.
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