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1999 Volvo V70 XC Question: Sticking left front brake

 

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Visitor, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Baldwin City, KS, March 02, 2011, 15:53

Just noticed after 10 mile drive. Car slows down quickly without coasting. Felt all disks when I got home. All but the left front disk was relatively cool. Left front sizzling hot. How do I unsieze? How far can I drive this to a mechanic if I can't repair/relace myself?

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    March 03, 2011, 00:54
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    While still hot will be hard to move. When cools may move easier but every time you apply the brakes the heat builds again. You have a caliper seizing on you. Should replace in pairs and clean/lube caliper and pad mount with high temp lube. Make sure to flush brake fluid front and rear. Hopefully the master cylinder will be ok.

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