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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:34 am 
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im thinking its a stuck caliper, recent break job done all around, pads and rotors and one right rear caliper, it was frozen.

new allignment this past weekend ( the car was out of tow at -.41 and - .36 ) back to normal now.

along with new tires and rims. stock size, 235-55-17's

while braking, the car pulls to the left and steering wheel cocks to the right. even after letting go of the brake the steering wheel stays that way for a few seconds and then goes back to normal, I can feel it letting go. as if the caliper is stuck and releasing..

im going to try replacing the front right caliper soon. from what I described would you think the same caliper? or should I go for the Left?

any other possibilities?

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I think you are right Jim... But I would like you to replace the front brake hoses first....


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ok, didnt think of that, and since i will have to bleed them again I may as well do both fronts.

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Were the slide pins in good shape? They'll often have grooves cut across them.

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Also, you should never replace just one caliper, or rotor, or anything else. If one went bad, what's to say the other isn't about to go, and ruin any brand new parts you put there? You should always, always, always replace the same things on either sides of a given "axle". Otherwise you run into mis-matched parts, different braking performance, and risk causing/being in an accident and injuring yourself and/or others. Your brakes are the only thing keeping you from blowing through a stop light or sign, or smashing into someone else. It's cheap insurance to do everything, compared to the cost of a hospital stay or a funeral.

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