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92 safari awd

My safari pulls quite violently to the right when i brake (even at low speeds),i have replaced the brake rotors,pads and shock absorbers with new and bled the brakes countless times but the problem is still there...any ideas ?

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That's usually an issue with the alignment. Also, make sure the tires are properly inflated, balanced and the right size for the vehicle, as all of those things can cause pulling when you brake. I'd go with alignment first.

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