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The brakes locked up after the car had been sitting in garage for a long period of time. Any solution other than towing to service station?

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I would tow it in after setting for a long period of time.have whole brake system replace like all brake lines and hoses.master cylinder- brake calipers-wheel cylinders hold springs and return springs -proportional valve.because moisture and rust set in. probably have brake failure if you dont replace every thing. i would take off rotors and brake drum clean them with 120 or 240 grit sand paper remove rust. if they look too bad replace them.also put in new brake fluid.

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