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My left front wheel, brake started smoking badly. had car towed home. brake peddle spongy. recently replaced front pads. It`s a 1990 Eldo. What`s up?

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Left front caliper is stuck would be my guess, if pads are cooked, get a loaded caliper (comes with pads)

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