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Front Drivers Side Brake Issue by WhoDey
Started on: 06-09-2015 11:56 AM
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Report this Post06-09-2015 11:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for WhoDeyClick Here to Email WhoDeySend a Private Message to WhoDeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Recently noticed my car pulling to the right when I apply the brakes. 85 gt 2.8. I've noticed after driving for a little while the left front wheel is much hotter than the other wheels. I did a front pad change and bled the system. Car still seems to pull to the right and the left front wheel is still hotter than the other wheels. The car seems to roll freely so I don't think the caliper is stuck or sticking but I'm not real sure on how to diagnose that issue. Any ideas as to what the issue might be? I'm sure this has been addressed before and I apologize in advance. I tried to do some searching of the previous threads but really didn't find a solution. Oh and I replaced the front brake hoses as well.
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Report this Post06-09-2015 12:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Neils88Click Here to Email Neils88Send a Private Message to Neils88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Check the slides are moving freely on the left caliper.
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Report this Post06-09-2015 12:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thesameguyClick Here to Email thesameguySend a Private Message to thesameguyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is it possible you have shot bushings on one of the control arms? Maybe shifting geometry is responsible for the pull and increase in temperature. Have you tried watching the caliper while someone operates the brake pedal?
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Report this Post06-09-2015 12:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WhoDeyClick Here to Email WhoDeySend a Private Message to WhoDeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes the caliper seems to working fine.
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Report this Post06-09-2015 12:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Neils88Click Here to Email Neils88Send a Private Message to Neils88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by WhoDey:

Yes the caliper seems to working fine.


Then most likely you have an alignment issue. Check all the suspension components for wear and ensure they aren't loose. Also make your cradle bolts are tight. This is a common problem that is often missed when the car doesn't seem to be responding as it should.
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Report this Post06-09-2015 12:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This sounds to me like a brake line issue. The flexhose collapses on the inside and prevents that caliper from actuating. It happens on the opposite side from the pull in this case the left one. Replace your brake lines and all is well.
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Originally posted by jscott1:

This sounds to me like a brake line issue. The flexhose collapses on the inside and prevents that caliper from actuating. It happens on the opposite side from the pull in this case the left one. Replace your brake lines and all is well.


I had a caliper that would bind when bolted down tight and it took the smallest shim to fix it. Annoying, and that was on an '88.

For the rubber line, locate the metal bracket that holds the line to the control arm. Get a pair of pliers and work to open the metal that is holding the line. Once it is loosened, take and flex that line at that spot. If the issue gets better, replace that line. The rust from that metal will compress the rubber line and the line is old anyway, so replace.
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Report this Post06-10-2015 03:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WhoDeyClick Here to Email WhoDeySend a Private Message to WhoDeyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have replaced both the front brake hoses coming from the line to the caliper. Like to have never got the brakes to bleed. Was finally able to get them bled after multiple attempts. The brakes seem to be working great, I mean the car stops and stops well but its just the pulling to the right and the excessive heat from the front drivers side.
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Check caliper to make sure it is fully functional, including slides.
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Report this Post06-11-2015 10:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
why was bleeding the brakes difficult? It should be straightforward. I use speed bleeders, and bam, it's done.
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