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Bake breaks keep on locking and not releasing again i have changed the calliper but problem still the same

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Brake caliper is siezed from lack of use, will need caliper rebuild kit, but if you have to just wheel it around to tap the caliper with a hammer lightly it will loosen it up so it can be moved

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Check the hose(s) from the calliper to the tubing.
Many times they will fail internally (no leak) and act as an accumulator - keeping pressur in the line.
If you can open the bleeder, and the calliper cylinders retract, chances are good the hose has failed.
It is always recommended to replace the hoses all at once.

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