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11/28/11 11:42am - Original Message: 'Front Brakes Pulling??'
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METAIRIE, LA - USA

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Front brakes started pulling to the left when I brake.  No leaks have not looked at the master cylinder yet.  What could be the issue other than the right front brake not braking well?

 

Few years ago as my calipers started to leak I have been replaced the new o-ring kits.  

Driver front and passenger rear has the new o-ring kits.

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11/28/11 12:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Front Brakes Pulling??'
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That could be a couple of things..really start simple and see if you do have any leaks..If you don't find any the next step I would do is bleed the brake fluid out some..maybe a quart or two..do all four wheels..if that doesn't help at all then you may have a proportioning valve going nuts....this is where I have fun...you need a clear set of road and no one around..do some 50 or so MPH fast stops..I mean hard..look out for the pull and hold on to the wheel...yeah that's the fun part..now let the car sit and cool down then drive it again..see if the pull gets better..if it does then flush the fluid more and be done with it .. I've had this work on several of these..between cleaning out the fluid and working the valve it tends to clean things up ok..if this doesn't do anything you may have to start chasing parts..which is no fun!!

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11/28/11 12:20pm - Reply: 'Re: Front Brakes Pulling??'
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You really should do all 4 at the same time. You may need new pads also.
Hope it's nothing major!
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11/28/11 1:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Front Brakes Pulling??'
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Yeah I'm with Dave too..might have been a good idea to replace all the calipers at the same time..but if you didn't have any problems after you did the other two I would jump on the fluid first..but who knows it may actually need the other calipers!! Ugh..fun stuff!!

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11/28/11 2:44pm - Reply: 'Re: Front Brakes Pulling??'
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When you replaced the calipers did you replace the brake hoses to?they may look good from the outside but be all mushy and plugged up inside,it happens ,I know Unhappy

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11/28/11 4:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Front Brakes Pulling??'
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I agree with the brake hoses suggestion...they could be collapsing internally.  That's a very common issue.  Change 'em all.

Brakes are too critical to ignore.  Fix 'em now and fix 'em right.  Even the best brakes are barely good enough.


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11/28/11 7:17pm - Reply: 'Re: Front Brakes Pulling??'
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No leaks yet.

Did some hard braking and that took allot out it, but it is stilling pulling a bit.
 
Replaced hoses.
 
I don't drive this car allot, but I do make a point to drive it every two weeks.
 
I will try the hard braking again, if still there I will bleed everything again.
 
Thanks for all the feedback guys.
 
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11/28/11 8:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Front Brakes Pulling??'
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Hopefully the hang on method works out for you!! It is kinda fun..especially when it gets the fluid flowing right and the car stops straight again.

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