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Just replaced some calipers on the truck and had the brakes power bled at a shop. The brakes work fine and pedal is fine all the time except when i make a left turn, then the pedal goes spongy. i let off the pedal and re-apply and the pedal is fine again. This is the only time the pedal goes spongy, other then that the pedal is good and hard. This has got me...any ideas? Again the brakes were power bled and new calipers and such.

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  • jacob_pet549 Feb 08, 2010

    Thank you very much. Adjusted the bearings and problem is solved. I appreciate it. Thanks again.

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Do u have the wheel bearings adjusted correctly? if the wheel has to much play the rotor moves when u turn and depresses the pistons in the caliper a little, then when u go to hit the brakes the piston must move back out to touch the rotor, it only takes a small amount of excessive play to cause this, here is how u properly adjust the wheel bearings, turn the spindle nut in with a pair of channel lock pliers while you rotate the disc with your hand until it just snug, then back it off and repeat, this seats the bearings, next slightly loosen the spindle nut and then turn until it is just snug, then turn it just a few degrees more tight, this is a proper preload, if this doesn't cure the problem then you may have a bad wheel bearing or other issue causing the rotor to move around.

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    yadayada Feb 08, 2010

    what i actually fixed it?? just kidding

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