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Hi members: Need info as to what would be MOST likely suspect for this.
- Drives STRAIGHT. No looseness when cruising OR letting off from acceleration. No Shaking. When I apply the brakes I have developed a very pronounced pull to the right.
- History: Last summer I installed new OEM rotors. New calipers (good quality). Front & Back. Flushed the entire brake fluid out. Disassembled caliper pins & cleaned & regressed with caliper pin grease.... All has been GREAT till now.
- Don't know why I have these numbers here now...LOL
- So the question is....Is 1 of the 2 piston pins sticking on the LEFT wheel thereby not giving me the equal amount of stopping force on the left so pulling to the right?
- I already did another air bleed on BOTH the front R & L sides. No Joy. Ball Joints are only 2 -3 years old & only road driving on them (no dirt trails or woods). 4 Brand new tires last summer (balanced & aligned)...
- As I said....everything has been A.O.K. for 8000 miles now.
- Health issues make things a bit difficult so I hate to go chasing down false leads/ideas.
- I just remembered & in the interest of full disclosure.... One time out of nowhere, (about 2000 miles after all this work), I DID have a VERY HARD RIGHT PULL while on a short highway drive. Made it home & the LEFT FRONT wheel/side/rotor was smoking hot. So I DID have a previous caliper stick issue on this same side. BUT, I let it cool. Took the caliper off & squeezed the (cup)/pin back in after a bit of cleaning around the outside diameter & application of a little more pin grease. All has been fine since then. Soooo...????? What do you all think percentage wise? 95 to 100 % it's my caliper again?
- What would you do to assure that's the issue? Look for uneven thickness of the pad? Squeeze pin in with clamp and then use pedal to apply brake (against a board the thickness of the rotor), Then release & see if one side of pad seems more releases than the other?
- Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I am SCARED TO DEATH to bring it to a so called "Tire Pro" type shop. Not to mention spending $100 plus for something I (might) be able to fix if I know what it might be. Then there is the appointment issue AND everything I own being in the vehicle! And you know how upset these guys get when you have to stand there & watch them or ask to be in the vehicle while they work on it.
- I only mention that last part because one time years ago after making clear that my vehicle was NOT to LEAVE THE LOT, When I was not paying attention, the mechanic/technician went flying out of the property with my van for a so called test ride. Needless to say I was FURIOUS & let it be known!