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Old 12-02-2009, 06:18 AM
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Brakes pulling!

Hey guys, I need some info. I have a 77 Corvette that has a fairly new brake system on it. I have replaced everything at one time or another! My question is, what is wrong when I push firmly on the brake pedal the car pulls really hard to the right and then straightens out quickly. Is it the right caliper sticking or the left is just wore out. I don't want to replace both as they're very expensive. Thanks for the input.....CR

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Old 12-02-2009, 06:52 AM
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Sounds like the left isn't working.......

Have you checked your rubber hoses?, may have a clog and not letting the fluid by....worth checking out first.
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If you run floating calipers then I would check them and make sure they are both sliding freely. Take apart and clean and grease the pins.
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How tight are the control arms?

With the early mustangs you will find loose inner pivots cause a pull on braking. The weight transfer alters the alignment.

Does the car also pull into grooves on the road with radial tires?

Just because parts are new does not mean they are still good- or were good when installed. I had a 2 year old front brake hose swell at the crimp. You press on the brakes and the front wheel does not release or releases slowly.
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Everyone is saying the hoses are shot, so I'll try that as soon as I get time....Thanks for all your help! ...CR
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