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FRONT BRAKES ARE NOT RELEASING - 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Your calipers are stuck.This needs to be replaced

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

  • sdencklau Sep 17, 2010

    Calipers have been replaced.

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& sometimes the clamps around them rust
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