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Old 04-27-2003, 05:32 PM
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I have a street rod with Mustang II front end. I have converted to 11 inch disc brakes. Brakes pull hard left when applied?? There is nothing really to adjust. My thought is that left front caliper is not fully returning to relaxed position?? At least not as much as right front. Any one have suggestions??? THANKS DAVE

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There is a posibility that the caliper on the right hand side is not functioning properly. Pull the wheel and while someone depresses the brake pedal watch the action of the pistons. If the caliper looks good, I'll bet you flex hose on the right side is bad. I had this exact same problem on my corvette and it was a bad flex hose.
You can't tell by looking at the hose, you will have to replace it.
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[quote]Originally posted by HotRodMan:
<strong>There is a posibility that the caliper on the right hand side is not functioning properly. Pull the wheel and while someone depresses the brake pedal watch the action of the pistons. If the caliper looks good, I'll bet you flex hose on the right side is bad. I had this exact same problem on my corvette and it was a bad flex hose.
You can't tell by looking at the hose, you will have to replace it.</strong><hr></blockquote>
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HEY HOT ROD MAN: thanks for your suggestion, Since car was pulling left I assumed it was a problem with left brake system. It turned out to be a stuck RIGHT caliper that wasn't making proper contact and return. Put on new caliper and problem solved... Thanks if it wasn't for your suggestion I would still be chasing my tail.... DAVE
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