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Q: My brakes lock up once the car is warmed up

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I have a 97 mitsubishi eclipse gst turbo to the best of my knowledge this is only happening to the front breaks. After letting the car warm up (just sitting in my driveway) the brakes grip more than normal upon driving the car even with out using the breaks they start to stick more and more until the lock up ( for safety reasons car is parked) I have replace the master cylinder both front pads rotors calipers and rubber hoses ( going from the steal line to calipers ) don't know tech. Name. It seems to be a heat activated problem and I don't understand why this is happening
My car has a manual transmission.

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