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

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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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Caliper locks on front right side of plymouth voyager, all parts including rotor are new, wheel will not turn, replaced caliper 2 times

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SOURCE: front disc brakes

Replace the rubber brake hose going to caliper, do both sides. Your problem will be solved

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SOURCE: 1999 tahoe.right front brake caliper slow to release.

Besides changing the caliper did you by chance chg. the break hose going to it, there a 2-way hose fluid goes to caliper and returns thru same hose, and they have been known to cause what you have just discribed.

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