1997 Dodge Ram brakes locked up

Tiny
EMBRYREB
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  • 1997 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 230,000 MILES
For no apparent reason my front passenger brake has locked up. What would cause this and how do I fix it?
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 5:10 PM

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Tiny
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There are a couple of things that would make the brakes lock up, It could be the callipers are binding up or the abs porpotion valve is bad. The abs system is expensive so I would go with the callipers first. You can take off the wheel and then the calliper using a brake piston retractor push the piston back in. If the brake pads are worn put new ones on this will off set where the piston is hanging up.
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 9:44 AM

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