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Replaced pads still have to push hard to stop and also acts as if emergency brake is on. Raised truck spun wheels there is a good drag. Help please

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Sounds like you're having trouble with the power assist. Check vacuum lines to the brake booster if its a vacuum assist type. If its a hydraulic assist, check your fluid level, type of fluid (refer to your manual) and check for pinched/kinked hoses. Also, some systems come with a screen or filter...check to make sure its not plugged.

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Try pulling on the emergency brake again it might still be on. Or you have a sticking brake caliper on one of the brake rotors this is most likely the problem. You can take it to any mechanic that doe's brakes and they can check it out but usually get two different shops opinions because some shops are lazy and will just tell you there is nothing wrong from experience. Most shops will check it out for free like Les Schwab.

Good Luck!

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