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front brake issue

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i just pulled my wheels and tires off for the first time in a while to change the front brakes on my '99 fourtrax 300 4x4. the pads are worn bad but also the pistons (i dont know the proper name for them) that push the pads out and all of the hardware surrounding them are rusted pretty bad. also, when i pull the brake lever only one of the pistons on each side functions. the other two just dont move. is there anything i can do to salvage the brakes on the bike now (besides getting new pads, im gonna do that anyway). I dont want to have to buy the whole front brake assembly if i can get by without it. thanks for the help.
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you may be able to rebuild the calipers. Im not sure what they coast
If the hub is not on it you will not have any resistance. Spray some PB Blaster on the s crews and let it soak. You can use brake cleaner to remove all the oil film left by the PB Blaster when the screws are broke loose.
I know they dont move with hydraulic presser. I have the same 300 I know how the breaks work. He said when you pull the brake leaver it didn't feel like it had much resistance. And that's when I said ,If the hub is not on it you will not have any resistance. That when I went on to the adjustments. And I know what the red plug is for.
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