1991 Chevy Caprice front brakes hanging up

Tiny
TOMMYWATERS
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  • 1991 CHEVROLET CAPRICE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 122,000 MILES
Hi, for the first few miles everything seems fine, then the front brakes start to drag. After a while sometimes the front end begins to shake. Between 40 and 60 mph.
not all the time. The guy that works on the car checked out the front end and nothing seems loose. The tires were taken off and balanced so that is good. New shock were installed. Still does the same thing. I'm thinking the anti lock brakes are making it shake. Can one disable the anti lock system because I have heard it is really expensive to fix something like this.
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Thursday, November 27th, 2008 AT 9:47 AM

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Tiny
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Hi:
If the brakes are hanging up, that is causing your vibration. The heat created by the brakes are causing the rotors to warp. The ABS isn't causing this problem. You either have a caliper sticking or one of the rubber brake hoses are only allowing the fluid to to return to the master cylender.

As a result of overheating the brakes, the rotors most likely need cut or replaced.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, November 29th, 2008 AT 10:41 PM

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