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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2014, 05:44 AM
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So is it an automatic or manual? You said you love the car and don't know why. Fix it then.

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Originally Posted by Fonzi View Post
The brakes are probably seized not due to seized calipers, but the brake hoses acting as a one way valve due to being way overdue to be replaced. Brake hoses are $10 each and very possibly all that you need, along with a $10 bottle of brake fluid. That's $50 to do the job yourself. It's probably worth taking a look at it on your own. You might learn something. You might save $1250. How's that for an idea?
A quick way to check is to crack open the nut on the hose at the caliper, remove the caliper and then put a "C"clamp on the caliper and use it to squeeze the piston. If it moves, then it is not seized.

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