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Old 07-29-2009, 01:16 AM   #1
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Ok so I think I narrowed down my crappy gas mileage. Dragging front brakes. Both fronts seem to drag cause I can here them squeaking. (metalic) now I know from my last car it was the caliper and break line. What could it be here if it'* both?
the master cylinder?
both sides are clogged?
can the abs come into play and not let the calipers retracted can that system can get blocked?
Slider bolts not lubed right?

I changed the brake fluid at all for corners.

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I would suggest removing the calipers and inspect them. Check the piston for pitting, check the slider bolts, clean it all up and put back together. See if that helps.
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sounds like an easy check plan. I remember I think Purp or GPX saying sanding and never seize is good for the sliders. or do I need silicone grease?
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Have had this issue before. Talked it over with my buddy the mechanic and he said, change the rubber hose brake lines.

I asked how I can test them... he said it would take longer to explain it....lol

The gist of the scenario is the rubber in teh lines seperates over time and flexing. The rubber then acts like a one way flap or check valve and doesn't let all the fluid back.

Presto...dragging brakes.

Lines are $12 each (don't forget to use the Bonne Bill discount) roughly and the power bleeder is on the shelf to the right of the radio.
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