Front Brakes Locked up How Do I FIX IT

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Asked by Aug 15, 2013 at 11:12 PM about the 1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced calipers, hoses, and rotors and its still locked up, I need help i dont know what to do next, the master cylinder is good

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Does the car have ABS or no?

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Yes it has ABS

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27,925

It might be a bad speed sensor.

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If everything else checked out I would say ABS system. Heres a link to the speed sensor: http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/1997/ford/escort/brake/abs_speed_sensor.html

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if you've had service with the ABS, you will have to pump the pedal a dozen times or so to get enough pressure in the pressure accumulator~ perhaps the system will behave normally once the accumulator is up to pressure~...just a thought~

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Are you sure it is a brake problem? Did you try to turn the axles while the calipers were off the rotors?

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I agree with tennisshoes. It sounds more like a seized hub bearing.

I have a 2002 Volkswagen passata we've changed calipers rotors pressure hose everything and the bright still are locking up scrubbing wearing out brake pads but every 3 days wondering if anybody had any advice on this problem thank you

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When was the last brake fluid flush? Too much moisture in the fluid can cause this, also a misadjusted brake cylinder.

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