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Left front brake caliper locked up, what causes

Left front brake caliper locked up, what causes this to happen? It is a 1984 ford f150.

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The small rubber boot around the piston is either off or has a hole, which let water in and rusted the piston to the cylinder

also can be caused by a hot caliper submurged in water

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