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Brakes on my '02 santa fe are sticking and i don't know why. We just did a complete brake job on the vehicle thinking this would fix the problem, but to no avail. Can you help? They are sticking and heating up the rotars and a burning smell comes, then smoke. Please help.

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Have the master cylinder, the break lines, calipers, caliper cylinders, and seals properly checked.

I have seen a bad master cylinder cause your desctiption.

Jerry G.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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