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Q: Brake calipers sticking and car hard to turn.

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My brake calipers are sticking. In addition, the left front wheel is stiff when turning.

A: The front upper and lower ball joints may n...

The front upper and lower ball joints may need to be replaced and causing the steering to bind. Also have the tie rod ends checked. The caliper pistons or the caliper slides are binding. The caliper will need to be checked and replaced as needed. I recommend you have the brakes and front end checked over completely by a qualified mechanic.

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