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After bogging, brakes steer the truck to the right??? brake steering Q

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by foxman, May 29, 2003.

  1. foxman

    foxman 1/2 ton status

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    I cleaned off the left side and lubed up the caliper contact points, but it still turns towards the sholder (Right) when breaking. I did see a few muddy trails last weekend /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif, any ideas on what it could be?


    Thanks
    Jeremy
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Clean out the right side as well. Right side claiper makes a right side pull. The caliper backs off a certain amount when the brakes are released. Paked full of mud they may not be backing off as much as the other side. So when you apply the brakes the sadie that is not free is grabbing first.

    It could be the rear. With the short wheel base the rear can cause some pull.
    Mud gets up into the drums and doesn't come out easy. It wears the shoes faster then the adjuster can keep up. Try pulling the drums and cleaning them out. Manualy ajdust up them till they have a slight drag once you get the drums back on.

    If that doesn't fix it start looking at a jammed caliper piston. If the caliper wasn't sliding free it may have cocked sideways and the piston can get sideways as a result.
     
  3. mxrcr589

    mxrcr589 1/2 ton status

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    i just had the same problem, mine was pulling to the right real bad when braking, ended up being a rock in my left caliper, your front calipers are not braking equally, its either your left side is jammed or something(like mine had a rock in it) or your right side is sticking
     

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