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Hi we just changed our brake pads and disk for new ones now on the driver rear they are binnding we have cleaned the calerbia loosened and tightened the handbrake do we need to buy a new calerbia and would this solve the problem otherwise what else can it be many thanks

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You may have a stuck piston in the caliper or a collasped rubber brake hose instead

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