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I have a 1996 dodge neon sport. It has ABS and all around disc brakes. My driver side rear brake will not release. I have renewed the caliper piston and seal hoping this would help but this has not improved the condition. Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

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  • guestb Jul 28, 2010

    The discs are also new as it was necessary to change them out due to the brake locking up.

    New pads, New discs, new park brake pads, new caliper piston.

    Driver side rear just won't release. I thought maybe the master cylinder but I think it would effect both sides (rear) if that was the problem (Not sure if that is the correct assumption or not).



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Try polishing the actual disc

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    then it might be the master cylinder and/or the oil line that goes from it to the rear side may be clogged or damaged try that



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