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Why does my truck pull hard left and shudder when driving beyond approx. 20 miles?

(1990 Ford F-150)
in Leander, TX on April 14, 2016
Its an '84 (not '90) F150. OK on short drives but beyond 20 mi. it begins pulling very hard to the left, shudders hard & won't go above 35-40mph; very hard to keep it steering straight. After stopping the front left wheel is very hot to the touch, a metallic smell from the wheel well and a loud, fast metallic 'tinging' sound that slows down as it cools. After a 1-2 hour stop its usually OK, not pulling left or shuddering for short drives home but comes back if needing to drive another +20 miles. The problem might be brought on by having to brake hard at higher speeds, but lately its happening even when I drive slower, downshift into stop lights, stay off freeways etc.
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on April 14, 2016
take the wheel off and inspect.sounds like the caliper is sticking. pads may be worn all the way down,cutting into the rotor.metal to metal...
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on April 14, 2016
thanks for your quick reply, will do.
on April 14, 2016
you're welcome.post findings.
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on April 14, 2016
take the wheel off and inspect.sounds like the caliper is sticking. pads may be worn all the way down,cutting into the rotor.metal to metal...
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on April 14, 2016
thanks for your quick reply, will do.
on April 14, 2016
you're welcome.post findings.

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