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Old 06-03-2010, 12:00 PM
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Pulling right when braking

I am having a steering issue. When I apply the brakes the truck wants to pull to the right. I have all 4 new calipers and new fluid, 57000 mi on rotors and 5000 on new front pads. Any thoughts on what this might be?
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:34 PM
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Ok - I'm assuming it wasn't doing this before the caliper/fluid change. You don't say, but I am also assuming you did the work yourself. If you didn't, I'd be inclined to take back to the shop and ask them to take a look at it.

Is it pulling hard to the right (Grab the left side of the steering wheel and hang on) or is it more of a drifting (heads to the right, but not extreme)?

Are U sure U have it bled out all the way?

Just askin' - Throwing out stuff.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:59 PM
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Darryl....like the way you think....definately sounds like something is hanging up. You may have got a bad caliper.
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x2 usually when you get pulled to one direction its your caliper.
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:14 AM
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hey dont forget about the brake hose now, i've seen many people replace just the caliper, and actually its the brake hose working as a one way check valve lets fluid in but won't let it back out of the caliper. So my rule of thumb sense i've been seeing it more and more, if you replace a caliper replace the hose. usually need to replace the hose for warranty issues anyway. just my 02 cents
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:49 AM
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To answer a couple of the questions,
1. It was doing it before I replaced the calipers ( the first caliper I replaced in Feb because it locked up on me and was smoking) then I decided with the pull I would just replace all of the others (3).
2. The pull varies depending on speed, how hard I brake and some what on road (hill, flat etc).
3. It is never a real "hard" pull, I mean it is never hard to control. It drifts and sometimes it seems to NOT pull at all.
4. I used the "pump the peddle method" to bleed the lines and I ran 2 QTS of brake fluid through the lines. HOWEVER I did order a power bleeder kit from Summit Racing and I was going to flush the lines again.
5. I also thought it may be the brake hose, I want to replace the front set for sure BUT I am having a hard time finding a set online.

Does anyone have a suggestion as to where I should go to get a set of brake hoses ?

Thanks for the input guys, I know I can always turn to the "ORG" to get the help I need.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:13 AM
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tires and or alignment can also cause this
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:44 AM
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I had the alignment checked at Goodyear. I also had tires balanced and checked. ALL OK.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:48 AM
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I fought this problem for 6 months with my 99. One day some jerk off in front of me slammed on brakes so I did the same... after that truck pulled to the right. I changed Hoses, Calipers twice, Brake pads 3 times, rotors once and took it to numerous shops and alignment places. Finally I had the ball joints changed and it was all better.
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oh and it took me forever for someone to get me the right hoses. Car Quest was the only one that could.
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