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Old 05-16-2002, 07:56 PM
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Ok, I've finished my brake project which basically replaced everything on my 69 Impala power drum brakes except the hydraulic lines. Additionally, I did not replace the front left brake cylinder yet because the rebuilt cylinder provided was incorrect. Now the car pulls to the left under braking. I've checked and verified ok the brake bleeding, and steering. The shoes are adjusted correctly. Tires are good, and the front suspension has been recently rebuilt. My question is.....could the brake pull to the left be caused by having a new brake cylinder on the right front and an old one on the left front...i.e., could one be looser or tighter than the other.....I know you guys have opinions out there....look forward to hearing about them.....Scott

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If the car pulls to the left then there is a problem with the right side brake not applying with equeal pressure (less). I'd check the right side shoes making sure they are adjusted correctly. Also a loose tie rod end could cause this.
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Yes only doing one side could deffinately give you a pull. The older wheel cylinder probably has to work harder than the new one, if it's working at all. Get the other side done and re-check adjusters on both sides. Also all hardware (return springs, etc.) should be replaced and any rubber brake hoses. Always fix what you know should be done first and then if you're still having trouble you start getting into the rare case scenarios. Good luck.
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