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Right front wheel will not roll and makes a scraping noise

Right front wheel will not roll sometimes when turning into or out of a parking place...it's almost as if something is about to break

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It sounds like the brake is locked up and not releasing when you let off the brake. The rubber brake line can be collapsed not letting the pressure off or there can be a rough spot in the caliper not letting it release. If you can release the pressure by opening the bleeder valve then the hose is probably the problem.

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