2004 Dodge Intrepid Brakes locking up

Tiny
MVINES
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  • 2004 DODGE INTREPID
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 48,240 MILES
I've got a good one here. Driving up the interstate, left front feels like the caliper is locking up. The brakes and the car shakes and pulls to the left. Sounds like it has a flat on the left front. Brake and it gets worse. Steering wheel vibrates like a warped rotor. After a period of time it ALL goes away and the car brakes fine. I'm at a loss.
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 AT 1:12 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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You have the begining of frozen calipers, which is cauased by the build up of crud behind the piston, and might loosen up occasionaly, of a partially collapsed hose to the caliper, when it happens jack the car up, see if the wheel spins, if it does it's not brake related, if it is locked up, open the bleeder, if the wheel spins, the hose is bad, if it stays locked, the caliper.
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 AT 2:46 PM

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