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98 dodge durango front brakes calioers wont compress decompress

Lost complete brakes in the front calipers wont move why removed the air from the lines have solid fluid coming out all 4 brakes but the front calipers wont move at all help

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  • lilheavy Jul 02, 2009

    thank you im not sure if it has abs in the front i would assume not. how would the proportioning valve go bad ??

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YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE PROPORTIONING VALVE!!
DOES IT HAVE ABS BRAKES ON THE FRONT? (MOST DURANGOS ONLY HAVE ABS ON REAR ONLY)

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