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97 thunderbird pulling to right when I hit the brakes. Replaced calibers hoses pads rotors. Someone told me it might be the proportion valve. Could anyone help with this

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change dump valve under master cylinder

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SOURCE: Problem getting caliber over rotor after changing brake pads.

how did you remove caliper to get pads out? you need to make sure piston is seated all the way in caliper,and that caliper is seated all the way on slide pin.

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u need to bleed ur brakes some more Helping one person at a time Shaun

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: i have a 2001 cavalier and the rear brakes keep

Was this problem there before you changed the Brake shoes. The cavalier has shoes on the rear.
It seems like the leaning show the SHORT one is not facing the front of the car where it should be. If you check the shoes one is shorter than the other in a set. Hope this works. Some model year Cavalier also had a problem with the Backing plate the plate the shoes attaches to.

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SOURCE: 1993 Chevy C1500 front right brake sticking.

change the brake hose. I had the same problem, and changed all the parts, caliper, brakes, repacked bearings, etc. then changed the brake hose. problem corrected.( reason being is the hose had over time collapsed on the inside, and being that the release of caliper is not pressure forced it wld'nt allow fluid to return thru the line.)

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now do the same thing on the other side. But, make sure you check your resivour fluid first.
This is to make sure you don't have any air in the lines. after you are done with both side put it in gear and hit the brake make sure you stop......... If that works go about half the block down and hit the brake again to make sure you stop......
once you have done that and are comfortable with the way the truck stops than ou are good to go and now know how to change the brakes for future refrence..... be aware the back brakes are diffrent.........

let me know when you are ready for the back brakes.
do not blead the front ones if ou intend to do the back brakes afterwarwords......

if you are only doing the front brakes you must blead the the passanger side first......... if you do not have the bolts holding your caliber on than you will have a pin the you will take a hammer to and knock it out that will release them....

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once you have installed the new brake pads in the caliber. put the caliber back on the rotor. if they will not fit release the bleader valve to release the pressure. than you should be able to slid the caliber back onto the rotor. once you have done that close the bleader valve. reinstall the 2 bolts to hold the caliber in place. put your tie back one. Follow these steps for the other side.

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once you have done that and are comfortable with the way the truck stops than ou are good to go and now know how to change the brakes for future refrence..... be awar the back brakes are diffrent.........

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