Problem Description and Possible Solution
Some models could have a severe drift or pull to one side when the brakes were applied. If this is not caused by a dragging brake caliper, there is a service bulletin describing the step-by-step diagnosis and many possible solutions. Our technicians note the most common solutions are performing a four wheel alignment, checking torque on suspension components, installing shims between the wheels and hubs, and replacing the suspension arms.
Average mileage: 173,166 (50,000–250,000)
Brakes affected: 4WD
19 people reported this problem
I have replaced front pads/calipers/rotors and rear shoes/drums/wheel cylinders. Within 3-4 hours of drive time this problem occurred. Had a small lift on it but removed and did not change. Drove like this for 6 months. Replaced front hoses, no change. Replaced calipers again, no change. The pads are 60-70% worn on the left but only 10-20% worn on the right. All hard lines look fine. Is it possible I got a bad caliper 2 different times on one side from 2 different parts places 6 months apart? At parking lot speed there is no noticeable pull. Pull is less as truck slows to a stop. Also pulls more the harder the pedal is pressed. Alignment was done before I did all this.