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Pull to the left, Brakes

I have a 99 dodge ram sport 4x4 diesel and when I brake, the truck pulls to the left fairly hard. I replace the brake pads,brake lines and calipers. It stop for a little bit but it started again.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    dodge ram pulled to the left when brakes are applied

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    Todd Race Day Mar 23, 2015

    I have a 98 Dodge that pulled to the left hard when initially applying the brakes. I changed pads, calipers, and rotors. No change, still pulled left. Tried bleeding the front and heard on the passenger side a hissing sound when bleeding. Turns out the metal rolled strap holding the rubber hose was rusting on the inside and was inhibiting the fluid flow. it would eventually equalize out and brake straight with this problem. I just used a vice grip and rolled the straps open a bit and the problem went away.

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Sounds like it was pulling before the brake job...if so the only thing you didn't replace was the rotors, I assume you turned them? and did you see hard spots on the rotor? discolored area that didn't cut the same......switch the rotors left to right and see if the problem moves or just replace them if they've been cut twice.

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Check the rubber hose straps. On my 98 Dodge Ram, the passenger side rubber brake line hose strap rusted inside the strap,choking off fluid flow. It pulled hard to the left and eventually before you stopped it would stop pulling and equalize out. Then when i took off just after releasing the brake it would pull just a small amount to the right. I used a vice grip to roll open these straps a bit and the problem was GONE! Previously i had changed the pads, calipers, rotors with no change and more frustration.

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When the vehicle pulls to left, all it is saying is theh opposite side (right) is locking earlier and since ther left is locking later you feel the dragon to the left, or veceversa.

now since you have changed the caliper i assume you have chamged both sides left and right, now replace the right brake hose, because the right front brake hose has colapsed on the inside and is causing the problem and make sure to bleed those brakes after replacing the fight gtont brake hose.

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Check and see if your rear axle seals are leaking, if differential fluid is getting on the shoes they will grab hard.

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The brake hose (rubber), not line, could be shot. When they get old, they start collapsing. If that happens while you are driving, be careful, it could lock that wheel up.

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    I made the comment about the brake hose because if it happened right after the brake job, the mechanic could have let the rotor drop, and catch on the hose.

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You may have to bleed the brake system. it is possible you got a bad caliper also. but first try bleeding the brake lines.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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