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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2004, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Car pulls to the left, when I hit the breaks...

'92 Sport. The pads look fine, and I replaced the rotors for measure. No change.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2004, 04:13 PM
 
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Mine is doing the same thing only to the right.
The alignment guy I took it to said it was off just abit and that would exagerate the pull when braking. Of course he didn't set the alignment because he was to busy and I haven't made an appointment yet. i'll let you know if it helps
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2004, 04:37 PM
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A caliper is probably sticking. The slides need to be lubed well. Possibly the piston is binding on one side, but not likely as this doesn't happen all that often.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2004, 04:39 PM
 
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You either have something worn in the suspension, strut rod bushing, tie rods etc.


OR, you have a sticking caliper.


A really cheap and easy way to try and fix it is to rpelace your caliper slide pins on the left side and see if that helps. Lube them with synthetic greese.


I assume you tried bleeding the system?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2004, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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That funny, because the bleed screws wont turn at all.
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That funny, because the bleed screws wont turn at all.
They seize up. Clean them good with brake cleaner and then use a little liquid wrench.


If you don't know how to deal with stuck hardware then you shouldn't be messing with your break system.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2004, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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I know how to deal with it. It was 90F outside, yesterday. I didn't feel like working on it, then.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 12:28 AM
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Brakes are extremley easy... from jacking the car up, to wiping all the crap off of my tools, it took me about 30 minutes, no air tools.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 11:04 PM
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Could also be brake lines, if a line on one side is clogged or restrictive the car will pull to the opposite side, because the brakes will apply faster on the unclogged side.

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