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What would cause my Blazer to pull to the right when I push on the brakes?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Piranha300, Jul 8, 2001.

  1. Piranha300

    Piranha300 Registered Member

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    I thought I would ask that here before I took her in to get looked at. Anyone else ever experience this problem with their K5?
     
  2. shawnboy

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    Could be a couple of things. A seized caliper, worn shock, worn balljoint or tie rod. Go get a " free" look see at your local front end or brake shop.
    Shawnboy.

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  3. Pugsley

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    You might need to adjust the rears too - that will make them pull like there's no tomorrow.

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    I would say something having to do with brakes. Could be pads rotors ect. It is probably something in that system
    sergio

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  5. Itali83

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    Mine did the same thing. Finally I replaced both front calipers (they were both seized up pretty well) and that took care of the pulling under braking. Hope this helps.
    Ben 87 Jimmy
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  6. BlazerGuy

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    One of the brake lines may be plugged causing the other to brake harder....

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    The cheapest thing would be the calipers. I replaced both of mine and it still pulls, so we knew the ball joint was bad. The upper ball joint on the right side of mine is trashed. I am going to swap in the new axles next week, or the week after next. I need to do it SOON. Most likely I'll probably end up selling my truck, because I'm getting ready to go back to school. That means part time job and no money to play!

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  8. pregate

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    mine did the same but to the left.. cost me 380 i think.. brakes were just shot..

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    <font color=purple> When was the last time you checked your tire pressure ?

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