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The driver side brake caliper sticks and will not release I have replaced the caliper the brake lines the brake pads the rotor the master cylinder can anyone help me

(1999 Ford Expedition)
in Riverside, CA on March 29, 2018
I replace the master cylinder the brake line the brake pads brake rotor and the brake caliper still there driver side caliper sticks it will not release unless I undo the bleeder valve and then it will release only the driver side front wheel is locking up
What seems to make the problem better or worse? When I open the bleeder valve the caliper will release
How long have you had this problem? About a week now
Tags: brakes, caliper, brake pads, brake line, master cylinder, power booster, cool, ford, expedition
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on March 29, 2018
IF the rubber flex hose going to that caliper AND the caliper mounting bracket plus all new mounting hardware was correctly installed (?) ... caliper must be defective.
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on March 29, 2018

Also check for play the in wheel / hub bearing - failing or loose hub bearing can cause same thing with vehicle sitting on the ground ... It binds the disc brake rotor inside the caliper / brake pads - think about it a minute.
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