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Old 01-15-2011, 08:05 PM
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Pulls to the right when towing heavy load

I have a 2000 F350 Dually with 7.3. I tow a fifth wheel RV (15000 #) When loaded and I brake hard it pulls to the right. New rotors, pads (switched pads and rotors between wheels) and still pulls to the right. any ideas. This also happened with two different RV's so I don't believe it's the RV.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:12 PM
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Sounds like an issue with the caliper to me. Mine used to do the same thing until the right front caliper seized. I replaced the right front the rubber line going to it and its even now.

Might pull the front wheels off and lube the sliders the calipers ride on. They rust and thats what causes them to get stuck on like mine did. I know this now and every 10k (or every other oil change) when I rotate the tires I lube them up and let em go.

It being 11 years old, its probably time to change the rubber lines going to each caliper, might be part of the issue if something got clogged up in there. Cheap and easy to do (calipers aren't so lube them up and start with the rubber lines first)
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:20 AM
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Thanks, I've switched the rotors and pads but not the calipers. A weak hose would cause that. It pulls to the right initially, then levels out. As soon as the weather clears I'll change the hoses. Thanks.
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