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Pete, Auto Service Technician
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Experience:  14 years GM dealer Technician.
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Brakes in front sticking on some time and when I go in to

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brakes in front sticking on some time and when I go in to stores and come out it might be off
JA: How many miles are on the car? Are these the orignial brakes?
Customer: 80 000+
JA: Are you fixing your 80 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I replaced the front caq
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: ireplaced the front calipers and brack hoses
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Pete replied 11 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

If this is both front brakes that are engaging and staying engaged and the calipers have been replaced this fault is caused by the master cylinder itself.This master cylinder has cups/seals in it that when the brakes are applied push fluid through the system to apply the front brakes.Then when the brakes are release the cups/seals pull back and release the brake pressure which in turn releases the brakes.What happens is these cups/seals swell over time or with the incorrect brake fluid used and cause the brakes to stick on like this here until the vehicle sits and the cups/seals slowly release to allow fluid pressure release.This is a common fault I have run into and in most cases is due to either fluid contamination or incorrect type of fluid used but can also fail on its own with the master cylinder needing replaced.

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Thanks Pete