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Brakes pulling to driver side

My truck does great under normal braking but pulls hard to the driver side if I apply the brakes hard. I put new pads and rotors on about 3k ago. Any ideas?

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you possibly have a sticky caliper piston, this causes the brakes to drag and heat up which causes them to be grabby. Check the caliper over and make sure that the piston is moving both ways. You can pull the piston out and clean it up or just buy a new caliper if indeed this is the problem. Good luck .. please post what you find.
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Is there a write up on how to grease the slide pins?

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One of my driver side pins is bent.
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And that wasn't it. I guess I will try bleeding both calipers

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Bled both calipers and still the same. Caliper bad?

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id be look'n at the p/s caliper and pins

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Pins move free and caliper moves freely, what seems normal. Both sides bled good and neither had any air in them. Anything in particular to look at?
Somebody suggested the abs block might be going bad and not sending fluid to the pass. side. Never heard of that but sounds feasible. I found the block under the driver side battery but can't find a plug to undo?

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This could be a number of things that I know of, just from personal experience. Try taking the driver side tire off. Grab the hub, and try to pull it in or out. Try to move it left to right, up and down. If there is any movement, replace it. That fixed the exact problem with me, on the passenger side.
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I replaced driver side hub when I did the brakes 3 or 4 weeks ago. It had a lot of movement

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