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No, that's usually either the caliper or a corroded slide. It is also possible that a faulty proportioning valve could do this. Also, in ABS equipped vehicles, some part of the ABS system's valving or controller may be faulty.

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Q: Can a bad master cylinder cause one front sticking caliper?
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Not usually. It is possible for the mater cylinder get suck in the apply position, but the brake pedal would not return to the up position after stopping. A more common problem for the brakes to be stuck applied is a locked wheel cylinder or brake caliper, or a jambed parking brake. These issues will be at one or more of the wheels, so check there if your brake pedal is at normal height.

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