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What could cause this?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Wingnutt, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. Wingnutt

    Wingnutt 1/2 ton status

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    I replaced the bearings and one rotor (the right side rotor)this morning, and now when I hit the brakes, not only does it pull to the left, but at slower speeds the wheel turns about 30 degrees to the left /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif. When I let off the brakes at a stop, the wheel will turn back to the left enough for it to be where it's supposed to be /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif. Any ideas? TIA
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    sounds like you might have put it on to tight or to lose
     
  3. Blazer1970

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    and one rotor (the right side rotor)

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    That is your problem right there. Did you replace any pads? You really need to replace rotors in pairs, and put in new pads on both sides at the same time.
     
  4. m j

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    something on the right side is preventing it from working
    did you damage the lines?
    were the caliper guide pins free to move?
     
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    k20 3/4 ton status

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    when you put on the new rotor, dont they come w/ a protective coating (oil or something) on em? Were you sure to hit it w/ some brake cleaner to eat that off?
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    To sum up your problem, I would say your left brake is working normaly, and your right brake is not, which is why it is pulling to the left. You probably put somthing together incorrectly on the right brake.
     
  7. Wingnutt

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    Thanks for the replys. I guess tomorrow's project will be to replace that left rotor, and recheck everything.
     
  8. m j

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    I think it would be more prudent to fix the right side and figure out what you did wrong before you carry onto the left
     
  9. Wingnutt

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    Well the brake project has to be put off for a day or two seeing as how I had to put my boat into the garage for some much needed maintance.

    I forgot to add that the pull to the left is VERY minor and only noticable when going very slowly. I did a quick check this morning and everythings "looks" OK and the caliper pins are not binding. I'll post a followup after replacing the rotor.
     

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