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I have a dodge ram 250 van 1987, front brakes are locking up by themselves , not touching the pedal,, when moving until the van stops completely ,, not able to move because front wheel are locked or when braking a little hard,, I have to lose the bleeders at the calipers to lose the pressure to move again until they lock again for same reason

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Chances are your brake caliper is frozen. You need to remove the brake caliper and using a c clamp try to compress the piston behind the brake pad. If it doesnt retract it means that the caliper is frozen and must be replaced. Always replace with new brake pads on both sides and make sure that the pad retractor springs are in place.

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Most often that condition is caused by the rubber hoses that connect the caliper to the "hard" brake lines at the chassis. The hose may appear good but internally it collapses and prevents pressure from releasing. After correcting the problem be sure to replace the front pads as likely they are burned. If the pedal pulsates replace the front rotors as well, or, if they are still in relatively good shape, have them re-surfaced.

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