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Re: 5kcstq brakes hanging up?
> Recently the brakes (apparently) hung/locked on at the start of a trip
> in my '87 5kcstq 140,000. I made the decision to nurse it home if I
> could and did. Then replaced rotors and pads all around, accumulator,
> and rear hub bearings. I trust the mechanic but he is at or beyond his
> limits with the car. I certainly am, mechanically.
> The problem remains: At startup all feels normal including braking and
> pedal feel; after driving about 20 miles (2 lane local, moderate speed,
> say 40 - 60 mph) brake pedal resistance is hard, with little or no pedal
> travel, and with noticeable increase in power necessary to maintain
> Any idea what's going on?
This sounds like a brake master cylinder going bad. They have been
known to gradually apply the brakes as they warm up. Kinda sounds like
what's happening to you.