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post #1 of 12 Old 04-10-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Steering/front end problems

New rotors, pads, and calipers about 5000 miles ago/9 or 10 months ago on front, also new shocks and steering stabilizers at same time. Truck was good, drove strait, didnt pull when braking or driving until about 3 weeks ago. Now the driverside brakes are squeeking bad, plenty of pad left. It pulls bad under braking and in different directions sometimes pulls right sometimes left. Under normal driving it pulls left.

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Can anyone give me symtoms of sway bar bushing failure, or drag link slop/bad?

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Sometimes the brake caliper pins freeze up and don't move right.


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Thanks Ill check them, new calipers but I live in a very salty enviroment so anythg is possible.

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X2 on the caliper slide pins, for whatever reason very common problem with these trucks. I chased froze up slide pins on all for corners of my truck about a year ago with similar symptoms, now I pull the calipers and grease the pins every other oil change. I know my sway bar bushings are bad but I haven't had any handling issues because of it other than clunking when I hit a bump.
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So I guess the pin dragging or freezing up could cause the pull to either side while driving(not braking) and cause the driverside to make noise?

Thanks a ton for the info guys.

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White lithium the best to use.

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White lithium the best to use.
Yeap that works, they also make a special "caliper pin lube" but its more or less the same stuff. Make sure you get the boots resealed or the pin will rust pretty quickly (especially in the winter) and can be a PITA

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Well took calipers off today, cleaned the pins and greased them. I used high temp baring grease. Problem fixed.

Thanks for everyones help.

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Update, here it is 5 days later and the problem has resurfaced. Not sure what to do now.

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