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Slight squeal is OK, but if brakes are binding after application then something must be done. Lift the car, apply the brakes and let go. Then try to move the wheel by hand. It should turn fairly easy.

1. Change brake lines (I prefer OEM rubber ones). Braided lines are visually nice but you don't know the condition of rubber underneath. Old line can create "flaps" which act as one-way valves and let the fluid forward but not back. This will keep pads pressed against the rotor.

2. take out the pads, "exercize" the pistons slightly couple of times by pushing them in/out (make sure they don't get pushed out fully by misstake).

3. make sure pads aren't binding in the calipers. If they do, file the edges of pads slightly until the move freely.

4. Make sure MBC is healthy and pedal return spring works as it should.
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