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Left front caliper locks up got so hot melted part of hubcap

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There are two things that I know of that can do this. One is that your caliper is bad and the piston is binding up, and the other is the brake hose going to the caliper is bad, brake fluid is forced through the hose but can't make its way back so its like the brake stays on, and each time you apply them it just makes it worse. You of coarse need a new caliper now for sure, take the hose off and see if you can blow through it, that will tell you if the hose is good.

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