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1988 honda prelude brake caliper
front caliper drivers side keeps dragging .? I replaced caliper and it still drag's causing rotor to heat up . help!!!...

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When you replaced the caliper, were the posts on the mounting bracket able to slide in and out? They're the posts with the black rubber bellows and they have to be able to expand/compress.

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