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Hwhitaker97
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Dec 15, 2014, 12:38 PM

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So I have a 1999 ford escort zx2 it has the 2.0 i4 doc engine with the 5 speed tranny with 192k miles. The front passenger side wheel has been locking up and getting really hot due to the friction. I figured the caliper was shot so I bought all new pad rotors and a new caliper. After I put them on I realized that the caliper was still locking up. When we bled the brakes it would lock up and when the bleeder screw was opened the pads would un freeze. I've traced the brake line to check for and kinks and all seems to be in order. All the other brakes work fine


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Dec 15, 2014, 1:02 PM

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Replace the rubber flex line.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 15, 2014, 1:13 PM

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Do both- if one does that other probably not far behind and enough miles to do a brake job totally up if not done a couple times by those miles,


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Dec 15, 2014, 4:58 PM

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The reason the hose needs to be replaced is because the inner liner of the hose has came apart and is acting as a check valve not allowing the pressure to bleed back.







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Hwhitaker97
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Dec 17, 2014, 1:17 PM

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Ok thank you. I'll check it out


Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 17, 2014, 2:16 PM

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Your description was spot on for what it does. Just toss them both sides front more happens more than any rears but consider that too if one or two used for rears,


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