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Pulls to the right during braking and patch panels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pmpski_1, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. pmpski_1

    pmpski_1 1/2 ton status

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    Hi, new Blazer owner, 1st time poster. Probably won't be the last.

    I bought a 76 Blazer yesterday and I have a few questions:

    1. It pulls to the right when I brake. Any ideas what the problem is?

    2. It looks like it's sagging a bit on the front passenger side. Could be related to the pull to that side during braking. Any ideas where to start looking for the problem?

    3. Some fool hacked in an aftermarket sunroof. It's held in there with sheet metal screws and duct tape. Anyone have recommendations about how thick of a patch panel I should use?

    4. Any good recommendations for shop manuals? Factory? Chiltons? Where's the best place to pick these up?

    Thanks in advance. This is my first 4x4 truck. I'm used to working on old motorcycles so I'm a little out of my element here.

    Brian
     
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    From reading some other posts it looks like the best way to do the patch is with 18 ga and a mig welder with .020 wire.

    Still looking for manual recommendations. Thanks.
     
  3. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    the factory manuals are really nice to have... they are available.. Ebay will have them up all the time depending on year... i got the full set for 87, service manual, drivability manual and wiring diagram from EGay....

    as far as the sunroof, that sucks... i'd go 18... you could do it 25 wire if need be.. better yet, hack it off and go full convertible....

    brakes could be many things, hanging caliper (my guess), rotor, etc....
     
  4. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'm betting its the caliper
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    is it me or have caliper and rotor prices actually dropped rediculous amounts from decades ago? that stuff was always so pricey back in the day.. maybe since all the recent stuff is non-cuttable, disposable, the prices for the real stuff came down... hmmmmm...:thinking: i remember stupid back drums for Chevelles where like $125 back in the early 80's... pretty sure they're a fair amount cheaper nowadays...

    anyone in the brake biz?
     
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    A bad brake hose could cause the problem also.
     

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