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My ford truck pulls to the right when i apply the brakes. the rotors, calipers and pads are brand new

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Make sure the system is bled on all 4 wheels.

And, that the front end parts are all tight (tie rod ends, lower ball joints, etc.)

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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