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.
Vehicle Drifts/Pulls to One Side When Brakes Are Applied on Dodge Ram 1500
Average mileage: 126,406 (290–200,000)
Brakes affected: 4WD
15 people reported this problem
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 74,370 mi, Visitor
I have changed the right brake catlper but the brake still hangs up it will not retract after the brakes are applied What can I do to fix this issue
replaced front rotors calipers and pads. i seemed to have a problem also with the brakes being applyed it would pull to the left. also felt the brakes were grabbing and not releasing. changed the front brake line hoses and my problems went away.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 165,000 mi, Visitor
just purchased a 1998 dodge ram 1500 sport with 165,000 miles on it. when applying the brakes, the truck pulls hard to the left. Just had new calipers and pads installed. tires are worn out in the front from irregular wear, and I noticed the back tires are worn outward, instead of normal treadwear on rear tires
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 125,000 mi, Visitor
Pulls hard to the left when brakes applied.
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 290 mi, Visitor
Couldn't find the year of my vehicle....It's a New 2016 RAM 1500, 3.6 Ltr Express Reg Cab. Drifted left ...had to tension right to stay straight.....it also pulled left on breaking. It was in the dealership right away. They had it for 2 days. I had it for one day and it still went left. took it right back. They have had it 3 days now trying to correct the problem. I had less than 100 miles when I complained ...took it in as soon as i could with 290 miles My next step will be my states Lemon law letter.
This didnt start happening until I had a four wheel alignment done on my truck. Right after I came up to a stop light and applied the brakes when I just about ended up in the other lane.