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Old 12-06-2002, 10:46 PM
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When I brake, my truck pulls to the right. When I brake from faster speeds, it pulls even more. I am wondering why it does that? Do I need new front brakes? Steering? suspension? alignment? Im not sure..

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Old 12-07-2002, 02:04 AM
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Frist i would check your left brake pads,and your rotor. Then i would check your caliper Your left side is grabing more than the right.
can't see how it would be your steering. Steering would be doing it with braking or not braking.
It might pull to the left when going down the street because the brake is not releasing all the way on the left.
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If she is pulling to the right on brake application, either the right side is over agressive (pads/rotor) or the left side is passive (frozen caliper/balooned brake hose).

The truck needs a brake check-period. All four wheels have to be removed and checked.

The only thing in the suspension that would allow it to pull to a certain side would be bad radius arm bushings.
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Ditto to what KULTULZ said. Look for any uneven wear between your left side and right side front brake pads. If the wear is eneven calipers would be recommended and if your hoses to the calipers show any signs of cracking replace them too. A good test is to put the front end up on jack stands and have someone step on the brake pedal and then release a few times while you spin each front wheel to make sure the brakes are releasing properly. Also check the rears to make sure they are ok and if drum brakes make sure the wheel cylinders aren't frozen and the adjusters are adjusted properly. True also what KULTULZ said about a suspension pull, usually when it's a bad bushing you can feel/hear a clunk/noise when you hit the brakes from the movement of the arm.
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Thanks for your help and concern. I just bought the truck from a local used car lot. All these problems happened after I bought it. Heck I had to buy a new battery the first day. I really think this truck was patched up to just pass emissions, inspections and to sell. Yeah.. let the buyer do all the repairs after its all said and done lol. I really didn't want to deal with all the problems it had and the asking price was way to much for the condition its in. I took it back to them today. Its out of my hair now.. I did the right thing and next time I decide to buy a vehicle it will be completely checked out before I sign anything. Thanks again.

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Had a similar problem, and found it to be a none working rear wheel cylinder causing the problem.
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