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Sticky brakes on front right rotor - 2004 Ford Focus

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Check the caliper ,and the caliper brake hose,if the caliper will lock down,and not release,loosen the bleeder screw on the caliper,if the caliper releases,the brake hose is bad,if it does not release the caliper is bad.

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  • Terry Holmes Apr 01, 2014

    The right front brake hose on my wife's '98 Continental was pinched off from the rust on the inside of the support bracket to the strut and the hose.



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