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2002 Mercury Villager Question: brakes lock up after about 2-3 miles. get hot, smoke both sides. will not move

 

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bebar7, 3.3L V6, Elizabethton, TN, April 02, 2012, 20:59
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brake light lamp and brake pads went bad. replaced them. then brakes acted like hard to push. even when u let off gas and didn't hold brakes, brakes stopped car. replaced calipers,rotars, brake lines, now master cylinder, rereplaced brake pads. what causes brakes or wheels to lock up like that even after all those new parts?

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto April 03, 2012, 05:57
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    Loosen brake master cylinder where it bolts to brake booster and see if brakes release. Could have had fluid leak into booster and it could need to be replaced.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13616 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 03, 2012, 06:07
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    could be the wrong master cyl or possible contamination in brake fluid

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