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Old 08-11-2002, 09:22 AM   #1
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Brakes pulling to one side

Whenever I hit the brakes lately the truck wants to pull to the left. It seems to have steadily been getting worse. Any ideas what causes this? My pads seem to be good and the rotors are in decent shape. I haven't done any brake work since I have had this runner yet so not really familiar with the system. Any ideas would be appreciated though. Thanks!
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It could be a bad brake hose or a caliper sticking.
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Re: Brakes pulling to one side

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Whenever I hit the brakes lately the truck wants to pull to the left. It seems to have steadily been getting worse. Any ideas what causes this? My pads seem to be good and the rotors are in decent shape. I haven't done any brake work since I have had this runner yet so not really familiar with the system. Any ideas would be appreciated though. Thanks!
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I'd suspect a stuck caliper on the opposite site, Trucks and 4Runners use a fixed caliper. so I'd suspect a piston seized, look for uneven pad wear. If the pull is only initially upon braking, then is straightens out, its a worn steering component.
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Joey , it is real easy to get at the front pads all you need to do is whip the wheel off and the pads are in a swinging frame that is held in place by a small pin at the bottom, after removing the locking pin lift the frame up and give it all a good clean stick a new set of pads in and see how it goes.

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UPDATE: Found out it was much simplier than I thought. Turns out last time I was wheeling I had aired down and somehow or another got some dirt lodged inside the rim. It had caused a very slow leak. When I went to go home from work the other day I thought hmm that tire looks low so I checked the pressure and it was down to 12 PSI!! No wonder it was pulling under braking. I can't believe it wasn't pulling worse and highway speeds. Anyways after a trip down to the tire shop to have the rim scraped clean and the tire remounted it's all back to normal now
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