Vehicle Drifts/Pulls to One Side When Brakes Are Applied on Dodge Ram 2500

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 173,166 (50,000–250,000)
Brakes affected: 4WD
6 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999
19 people reported this problem
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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.
Pulls right when applying brakes replaced caliper and brake line.Still have problem.
I hit the brakes and it pulls to the left
Truck veers right when brakes are applied .have to counter with steering wheel considerably .very dangerous at high speeds
Not fixed pulls to right when brakes applied changed ball joints got allinment calipers pads no change
Truck pulls to the left when applying the brake s new calipers pad lines still pulls to the left
After replacing worn out front brake pads with every oil change for 100000 mi the problem is not fixed but is only intermittent.
Slight pull to left, then upon applying brakes truck veers hard to left. I suspect it's the trailing arm or possibly the driver inner steering link as both ball joints on the end have excessive play
Pulls to left severely when breaks are pressed only started after yesterday's really heavy rain