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My rigth side front brake is locking the wheel off while driving and the brake is applied

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Most common cause would be a bad disk brake caliper, or bad brake hose.

the way to find out witch one, is to jack up the front of the car and put it on jack stands. put the transmission in neutral. then turn the front wheels one at a time and wile turning the wheel have some one apply the brake the wheel should stop turning immediately and then wile applying pressure on the wheel have the person in the car release the brake pedal the brake should release immediately if not, then open the brake bleeder on the offending caliper if the brake releases then. you have a bad brake hose if the brake still does not release with the bleeder open then you have a bad brake caliper.

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Posted on Mar 16, 2011

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You're going to need to disassemble make sure caliper is not seized. Were pads replaced recently? I suspect a bad caliper.

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