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I have a 1980 ford truck. I replaced my calipers, brakes, rotors, master cylinder, and porportioning valve. My brakes are still not releasing.

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I have ran acrossed several times where the rubber hoses at the calipers colaps inside and act like a flap valve . This is what i would try next.

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