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1989 k1500 HD chasis left front caliper hangs up, 3rd new caliper in 4 months. getting expensive. New rotor and wheel bearings this time.

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You are right. That would be expensive. Use AC Delco pads and keep those guide pins lubricated with a high temp grease that will not gell or drip. I assume you mean that when you brake that the vehicle pulls to the left?! Double check you rear shoe adjustment also. This "can" cause front brake issues if not adjusted properly. Let me know if you need anything else.

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Replace the brake hose going to the caliper,this is the problem,the hose collapse on the inside,and will not allow the caliper to release,this is the most likely cause,if this was at all helpful,please rate,thank you.

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