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My brakes are not hardly working and I can smell them burning. What could be wrong?

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The exposed surfaces of the brake pistons could be rusty, dirty or anything, what prevents them from being sucked up inside their place when you don't step on the brake pedal due to sub-pressure.
You need to remove your wheels, remove the brakes and have a visual check. Clean them with an engine cleaner spray or brake cleaner spray, and a paint brush. Do not metal polishing brush so as not to scratch the rubber sealing piston ring gaskets.

In general If you do it in your garage, it's an easy job, ok a little dirty, but quite fun, and gives you a big smile when you finally do it. Good luck.

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