Dual piston calipers two pistons per caliper, the top piston is pushing out on both sides but the bottom is not moving on both sides

Tiny
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  • 2012 SUBARU FORESTER
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  • 4 CYL
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  • 70,000 MILES
Mind that I have replaced the entire caliper on both passenger and driver sides, and bled both starting with the passenger side. This issue I was having with the old calipers and am still having with the new ones. They're not sticking. But only half working. Could it be a hydraulic pump problem? Couldn't be a hose issue because fluid has no problem coming out the bled screw and the brake isn't sticking. So I'm at a point where I think it has to be the pump.
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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 AT 6:48 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

Did you verify the slides for calipers are free and moving easily? Most of the time it is due to the pins seizing in the caliper mount.

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 AT 7:59 AM
Tiny
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No, they weren't sticking, but I replaced those. Also since my post I have discovered that It is probably my master cylinder. I had no leaks and nothing was seized up. But I was losing pressure. I have replaced the master cylinder and have more pressure than before. Now today I'll be bleeding all the brake lines. Hopefully this will be the fix I'm looking for.
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Thursday, September 5th, 2019 AT 5:53 AM
Tiny
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Good deal.

Roy
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Thursday, September 5th, 2019 AT 5:55 AM

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