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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 2dr Reg Cab 120.5

2006 Dodge Ram 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
14 mpg city / 19 mpg hwy
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August 11, 2012, 1:54 pm

Dustin B
 

Question: 1996 Dodge ram front brake are seized up

Both front brakes seized up. The calipers will not release. I replaced the calipers, but new ones are seize up as soon as you hit the brakes. I was then told it was the brake proportioning valve. I replaced it, and I still get the seized front brakes. But now I am not getting fluid to the back passenger side. And ABS and BRAKE lights are on.


August 14, 2012, 4:25 pm

Elizabeth K
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You know, I have never, ever heard that replacing a proportioning valve ever helped anything, ever. Besides, it affects front to rear pressure, not side to side.
Have you tried the master cylinder? It is the first place to look if both sides are seized. And make sure you follow the proper bleed procedure, you may have air at the master cylinder after replacing the proportioning valve:
http://www.justanswer.com/dodge/1shxq-1996-dodge-ram-1500-bleed-the-rear-brakes-v6-magnum.html

And you may want to get the ABS code read and cleared, it might just have come on because of air in the system but it also might be useful information.


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