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Sticking brakes

95 geo prizm replaced front pistons, hoses master cylinder and booster.

cold weather no problem warm weather they begin dragging and within few blocks lock. will release when bleed front wheel.

The next time this happens loosen the nuts holding the master cylinder to the booster. Let the master cylinder hang free but don’t loosen or remove the brake lines. If the brakes now release, either the booster push rod is adjusted too long or something in the pedal linkage is holding the booster partially applied.

Hope that helps. Let us know what you did to solve this problem.

Thank you for your response. I have been off on vacation and have not had a chance to try this yet. I will let you know how this turns out when the opportunity presents itself. No doubt this week!