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Old 06-11-2004, 12:12 PM
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Grabbing Brakes

This really isnt a hot rod but its the only one I have right now. I have a 2000 GMC truck 4x4. The brakes seem to grab on one side. When they are applied it pulls the right real bad. It has new tires and the air pressure is correct and equal. What are some things that would cause this and how can I fix it? Thanks!

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Old 06-11-2004, 07:00 PM
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a common cause of brake pull is a stuck caliper. i would check that first. have you done any service work on the brakes since you've owned the truck? how is your alignment?

also, i was looking at buying a 3-4yr old GM truck some time ago and discovered that there was some recall issues with trucks like yours. one of the things that was recalled was something that had to do with a ABS module, i think. don't know if it is relevant to your situation but you might want to check into getting your truck serviced at a dealer to look after those recall issues.

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I just got done fixing my Buddy's 1990 rear brakes. The wheel cylinder failed spewing brake fluid all over the place.
Turned out that the bottom bracket where the shoes rest had worn away and was causing the brakes not to contact the drum correctly.
You've probably got disks, so this is no help!
Did you try bleeding them just to rule out some air on one side?
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Old 06-11-2004, 08:37 PM
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Go for a drive, 5-10 miles will be long enough, use the breaks often, as soon as you get in the driveway walk around and touch all the wheels. If you have one that is hotter than the others you have a caliper that is sticking.
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Old 06-14-2004, 07:12 AM
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Found it!! The upper "A" arm and the passanger side one of the bolts that hold it to the frame was loose cause it to move around! I just had it alligned couple months ago. Iam taking it back to the this morning!
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