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Front left hub getting hot and brakes pulling to the right

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kiley, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. kiley

    kiley Registered Member

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    I don't seem to have and brakes on the front left side, it's pulling hard right when brakes are applied. I checked the front left hub when I got to work and it was fairly hot. What could be the deal? Bad bearings and bad break pads?
     
  2. Blazer1970

    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    How old are the brake hoses? It sounds like the left one is swollen shut on the inside.
     
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    They are newer braided lines, just don't know how old.
     
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    mastercraftkpk 1/2 ton status

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    Is the right hub hotter than the left, or are they the same? It may be something as simple as a stuck caliper. Either the left caliper stuck open (clogged line, bad caliper) or the right caliper not releasing all of the way causing it to grab earlier than the left.

    Lift the front and spin your wheels by hand. You should be able to hear if the right side is dragging. If not, check the calipers and pads.

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