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Front master cylinder wont allow the calipers to release. the fluid will not return.

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This is where you have to buy all your brake hoses from master cylinder to you brake caliper, if you do not want to waste any time trying to figure out which hose is clogged.
Changing the hose is a very simple and straight forward way to do.

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Is it transmission problem when after applying break it will hardly go if not transmission what could it be

Sounds like there is an issue with the brake system. Either the brake caliper not releasing on one wheel, or the brake master cylinder is not allowing the brake fluid to return to the reservoir. Front wheel drive car, I assume. So, Jack the vehicle up so that the front (driving) wheels are off the ground, support car with jack stands. Start the car, place in gear and see if the wheels rotate, or which wheel rotates. Apply the brakes slowly, release the brakes, and see if there is one wheel that will not spin. If one wheel will not spin, it is that caliper that is not releasing. It could be the caliper or the brake hose collapsed internally. If neither wheel turns, then I would suspect the master cylinder is not allowing fluid to return to the reservoir. Remember, however, it could also be an issue with the anti-lock brake system. Anti-lock systems do not normally cause this problem though.

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Brakes replaced both front calipers because driver side froze up now both front calipers wont release

Probably, the master cylinder has plugged passages, due to dirty or contaminated fluid, lack of proper maintenance. Test Master cylinder and flush system purging air from circuit. Amclaussen.

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Why do my front brakes not release have replaced rear brakes and cylinders front calipers and pads bled over and over calipers hang up release some times after sitting dont know whats next to solve problem

perportioning valve under the master cylinder may be stuck it is usually directly under the master cylinder(follow the lines down to it) this sends more fluid to the front than the back and will stick.if bad.. replace it..good luck..

Jan 22, 2013 | 1992 Dodge Dakota

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How to bleed brakes on 1997 Saturn

The brake system bleeding procedure differs for ABS and non-ABS vehicles. The following procedure pertains only to non-ABS vehicles. For details on bleeding ABS equipped vehicles, refer to the ABS procedures later in this section.

WARNING Make sure the master cylinder contains clean DOT 3 brake fluid at all times during the procedure.
  1. The master cylinder must be bled first if it is suspected of containing air. Bleed the master cylinder as follows:
    1. Position a container under the master cylinder to catch the brake fluid.
    2. Loosen the left front brake line (front upper port) at the master cylinder and allow the fluid to flow from the front port.
    3. Connect the line and tighten to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
    4. Have an assistant depress the brake pedal slowly one time and hold it down, while you loosen the front line to expel air from the master cylinder. Tighten the line, then release the brake pedal. Repeat until all air is removed from the master cylinder.
    5. Tighten the brake line to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm) when finished.
    6. Repeat these steps for the right front brake line (rear upper port) at the master cylinder.
WARNING Do not allow brake fluid to spill on or come in contact with the vehicle' finish, as it will remove the paint. In case of a spill, immediately flush the area with water.
  1. If a single line or fitting was the only hydraulic line disconnected, then only the caliper(s) or wheel cylinder(s) affected by that line must be bled. If the master cylinder required bleeding, then all calipers and wheel cylinders must be bled in the proper sequence:
    1. Right rear
    2. Left front
    3. Left rear
    4. Right front
  2. Bleed the individual calipers or wheel cylinders as follows:
    1. Place a suitable wrench over the bleeder screw and attach a clear plastic hose over the screw end.
    2. Submerge the other end in a transparent container of brake fluid.
    3. Loosen the bleed screw, then have an assistant apply the brake pedal slowly and hold it down. Close the bleed screw, then release the brake pedal. Repeat the sequence until all air is expelled from the caliper or cylinder.
    4. When finished, tighten the bleed screw to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm) for the front, or 66 inch lbs. (7.5 Nm) for the rear.
  3. Check the pedal for a hard feeling with the engine not running. If the pedal is soft, repeat the bleeding procedure until a firm pedal is obtained.

Fig. 1: Loosen the front brake line in order to bleed the master cylinder


Fig. 2: Connect a bleed hose from the bleed valve on the front caliper to a jar of brake fluid


Fig. 3: Always follow the lettered sequence when bleeding the hydraulic brake system

Hope this helps to solve it; remember to rate this answer.

Dec 29, 2010 | 1997 Saturn SL

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Front brake caliper is not releasing pressue and is allowing pad to rub disc. I have replaced seals and rotors.

Slight rubbing is normal. As long as they are not heating up or squealing, I'd say OK. If not slight rubbing, then master brake cylinder may have a clog not allowing fluid to return after brake use.

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Piston sticking wont release the brake properly ,where can i get a new piston and seals

If you bleed the caliper and the wheel locks up after you drive a couple blocks you just need to clean your master cylinder on the handlebar, you will see a large hole that feeds the piston brake fluid. Next to it is a tiny pin hole that allows fluid to return to the reservoir , this is plugged with dirt or rust. If you did not overheat the disc and caliper they should be fine. You can get a new oil seal and dust seal for the caliper and a master cylinder rebuild kit from a Yamaha dealer if you need them. Most of the time you only need to pull the piston out of the master, blow out or push a piece of fine wire through the return pin hole to clear it, bleed the system, and it should work like new.

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How to get front brake pressure after changing master cylinder, bleeding didnt help or maybe im not doing it right

vacuum bleeding is best for these brakes. To do it without a vacuum pump you must pull the handle very slowly and pause about three seconds between handle pulls to allow fluid to refill the piston chamber.

Mar 12, 2010 | 2001 Suzuki GSX-R 1000

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2003 hd roadking the front brakes will not release on the bike until u bleed the brake lines the brake lever gets harder and harder the pull until it gets to the piont u are unable to pull it back and the...

non return type blockage in the brake master cylinder. Requires stripping the master and replacing valve. A big bleed may help to clear the fault. Fluid is leaving the reservoir and unable to return. Fluid only flowing one way. See your dealer if you are not confident in re-building the master cylinder.

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Front brakes dragging

First of all you will need to raise the wheels off the ground. Check both sides to see if they are both holding. Here is a list of what can cause the hanging in order of probablility;

1) Caliper or Caliper hose. (If the caliper is not free it won't release the pressure from the pad. Always replace the hose with the caliper because the hose may look good, but can collapse internally holding the pressure.

2) Master cylinder. Not likely but possible.

3) ABS is engaging. This can be caused by a short, it is rare, but it does happen. The short is telling the system that the wheel needs to be applied.

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Front brakes stick on

either your calipers are sticking and need replacing. OR the hoses have failed internally. and need replacing.. very rare but possible the master cylinder is not allowing the fluid to return usually caused bu a booster failing and causing some down travel in the master cylinder. I'd start by raising the front end up. appling hard brake pressure. turn the tire.. then loosen the brake bleeder to check for pressure. if the bleeder sprays fluid and the brakes release forget the calipers. if they are still tight then replace the calipers. pump them up again if they released.. and break the line free at the master cylinder. if they don't release then replace the hoses..

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