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 Posted: 04-25-2007 05:16 am
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Mark Rosenbaum

Joined: 03-12-2005
Location: Kingman, Arizona USA
Posts: 532
Joel wrote: Now, if I can just figure out why my brakes is acting funky. . .  They seem to be sticking so that they only work on one side - and maybe only on the front (on one side) once in a while. [...] it felt like only the right front brake was working - and working well.

Most likely that would be due to shredded lining on the brake hose to the sticking side -- the hose acts as a one-way valve and allows brake application but not release.  Or the hose to the dead side could have collapsed internally.  The OEM brake hoses seem to have a lifespan of 30-35 years, so any original hose can be expected to fail without warning at any time.

Another possibility is one or more sticking caliper pistons.  Naturally one might have both problems at the same time.  The JHPS Club Store and Delta Motorsports offer quality brake parts for very reasonable prices.