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Both front disc brakes are seizing and overheating

94 explorer. Both front disc brakes are seizing and overheating this seems to have happen after driving a short distance, 10 miles, but with little use of the brakes, definitely no hard braking. The pedal is tight with no movement at all

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As a rule of thumb to any brake system operating properly the most important is cleanliness of it's hydraulic brake fluid. If your system has moisture in your brake fluid it will cause rust where metal or even rubber are present. Incorrect brake pads would also effect operation such as seizing. Applying a small amount of white grease to the bake pad sliders would help the movement of the pads freely along the sliding perch. A contaminated fluid will cause it to heat up faster and may cause seizure from rust settling at the pistons inside the caliper. If you never service a brake system I would strongly advice you let a certified technician look at your brake problem. Brakes are a safety feature which guessing is not part of a solution. This involves the safety of your lives. Use only premium replacement parts avoiding failure. Your lives are most valuable and when using inferior you also get inferior safety.

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