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Brakes on the right front side has locked up.

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Purchase a brake caliper and replace it, bledd out brake caliper after

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2005 Honda Civic hybrid front right brake keeps locking up I've replaced pads and rebuilt the caliper. The front right side is the only one locking up


check the brake flex hose on that side for an internal problem with it like separating and not allowing the fluid to return/release.

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I have a 2004 Mazda MPV with some wierd brake issues. I found what appeared to be a bad caliper on front passenger side, and replaced with a new one, yet this same wheel continues to seize up. What is...


If the caliper is seizing and it is not the caliper it is the module that controls how the brake fluid is distributed. I don't have my book in front of me at the moment but when you look under teh hood on teh drivers side you will see a block that has the brake lines coming out of it. That is part of teh ABS system is one is installed and is a master brake control hub if it ABS isn't installed. being that new I would assume it was equipped with ABS. There are a couple of ways you can test if this is teh problem. If I remember correctly the MPV brakes with all 4 brakes, that means you can, as a temp test, switch the lines to see if the caliper problem changes to the different caliper. If it does then you know for a fact it is that unit and not the caliper. Also, something to consider, the caliper that is locking maybe locking because the problem is actually the caliper on the opposite side. If the caliper on the left front is stuck in the open position, on occasion that will cause too much fluid pressure to the right front giving you the impression the problem is the right side and it isn't. This is rare but certainly a possibility. As a general rule you should always replace Calipers in pairs. If you replace the right front you should replace the left front, same with the rear calipers.

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Right brake locks up when applied i have new brake shoes on brake shoes are on the right way


The longer brake shoe goes ot the back side of the vehicle. If you replaced the front brakes did you replace the rubber brake line going to the caliper? Some times they collapse inside creating a one way valve that will not allow the hydraulic pressure to release. You mention brake shoes - don't know if you mean pads as on the front of most vehicles. (some vehicles have disc brakes all around) You don't say if front or back brakes are the culprit. Hope this helps. Let me know. Thanks.

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When applying brake pedal in a quick stop seems the front right wheel is locking up what could be the problem


Sounds like the right front brake caliper is locking up. Make sure they change the brake hose, when you have the caliper replaced. Both sides should be done at the same time, along with the brake hoses and pads. They will also have to check the rotors, due to the heat from the brake locking up, they warp and may not be reusable.

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1993 jeep cherokee


It also sounds like a more likely problem is a seized caliper on the left side. If a caliper seizes, the braking system transfers the pedal pressure to the other caliper thus, the working caliper locks up. Pull both front wheels and look carefully at the wear on the pads. Both wheels should have the same amount of wear. If one side is worn more than the other, the side with the least wear is seized and needs to be changed.
Never heard of a hydraulic repostioning valve, but maybe with ABS there is one. I do know of a proportioning valve which apportions brake pressure front to back and also blocks braking to front or back in the event of brake line failure. Maybe see which he is talking about, should be able to explain the difference. Hope this helps.

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Caliper won't release on right front brake--everything is new, replaced because of that problem but no fix


Check the left rear brake for sticking on also, if it is then you have a master cylinder problem. replace brake master cylinder but check the adjustment of the brake light switch first. the switch is above the brake pedal, make sure it is not holding the pedal partially on.

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Parts came loose in the drum on the side it's pulling to.the Nail may have poped off if you diden't replace them casueing the brakes to lock up. You have to take it apart angood luck doing it.

Jul 01, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Front brakes locking up


Sounds like the front brake hoses went bad on you. Fluid goes into the calipers and builds up pressure, and applies the brakes, because the fluid can't come back out of the calipers. Usually when hoses go, they tear on the inside, creating a one way valve type of flap. I hope that this helped. Best wishes to ya.
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Jan 26, 2009 | 1993 Jeep Cherokee Country

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