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Pulls to the right when you brake or down shift

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When a vehicle pulls one way while braking, it is typically a brake problem. Calipers locking, or sticking, etc. If its occurring while downshifting, then it could still be a braking problem, or alignment. If you can check the brakes after a short drive for heat, if one side is considerably hotter than the other, then you have an issue w. the caliper/drum setup.

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