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I have a 93 buick century that has been sitting for about 2 years, I put new brake pads on the front, test drove and everything seemed ok. However, on our way home the brake caliber jammed. It ground the new pads off. What is the most probable cause of this happening??

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Replace the rotors and calipers for they had degraded from sitting for two years. They ate the pads off

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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    frank thomas wilson Aug 22, 2010

    Also flush all brake fluid out and replace it with fresh fluid. It will be recommended also to replace all 3 rubber brake hoses. The car being dormant causes brake problems from moister entering the brake componets.. The caliper pistons are pitted inside causing them to freeze up. The rubber brake hoses will collapse in due time also

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