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1997 Chevrolet 2500 Pickup Question: Front brake on left side works harder and pulls to the left during hard braking.

 

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Carmine 44, Fredericksburg, VA, September 03, 2013, 17:41
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I have change both calipers and changed the fluid. When changing the fluid, it appeared more pressure was needed to push the fluid to the right side caliper. Is something in the anti braking system that could be causing this?

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    September 03, 2013, 18:50
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    Replace both flex hoses!! Or at least the RIGHT side hose!! The hose can collasp inside then the fluid cannot return to the master cylinder.
    This overheats the RIGHT side brakes,,, that in turn makes it pull to the left because the cooler brakes are more efficient.

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    Tbone1980, September 03, 2013, 19:11
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    Agree with Pushrod, This happened to me once on my 1985 Trans Am.

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    Carmine 44, September 11, 2013, 17:24
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    Thank you all so much. I changed both lines and the brakes respond and release with no pulling. thanks again for the great advise

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    pushrod, September 11, 2013, 17:48
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    Cool! Glad we could help.
    Thanks for the reply!

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    globalhelper September 04, 2013, 06:05
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    agree with oushrod hoses are bad

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