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I just replaced the rear brake pads, and they won't release. After I applied the brakes, the calipers never released tension on the brake pads. How do I fix this problem?

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Replace the calipers.sometimes when they get stuck when you push them back in bc they havnt been in that far in a long time. look first and make sure you didnt twist the brake lines when you put the calipers back on. ive seen that too.

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