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can't pinpoint pulling problem


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May 8, 2004
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City, State
Millbrook, Illinois
Year, Model & Trim Level
2001 Explorer Sport Trac
Hello all~
I have a 1994 explorer XL, 4.0L OHV manual trans and 2 wheel drive. Right now the only problem on the board is when I apply the brakes, it pulls to the right. This mainly shows its face at medium speeds, between 15-40mph. I have new ball joints, tie rod ends, calipers, pads, and rotors (with bearings). It doesn't seem to do this when I go in reverse, as I checked for reference.

Could my hydraulic abs unit be on the way out? (as in binding a little bit internally) or could my right suspension arm be flexing for some odd reason now?

Anyone who has experienced this let me know. I'm open for any ideas considering this is not life threatening, moreso annoying as hell and has potential to grow to a more relevent problem.
Thanks all!


sounds liek a sticking caliper, sometimes caster issues does this also...

oh great! Well this shop told me my caster adjusters were shot and i couldn't afford having them replaced. They may be the root of my evil. We'll wait until I have money to put into them. Thanks for the help. :)