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Front brake pads gripping the discks without proper release. How can this be resolved

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You need to remove the calliper and give it a good clean.Also the round thing that presses on the pads may be stuck and may need cleaning to allow it to move freely.You may also need to empty the system from oil for this task.This should solve your problem if you follow instructions.

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