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Pulls right when braking after new calipers

raaizin

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I have a '96 explorer xlt 4 disc brakes. I have a pull to the right on braking. It does it about 50% of the time. I pulled left caliper and made sure all was proper. I applied antiseize on the pins and the problem was still there. I then replaced both calipers with all new equipment(Pins, SS slide etc and I still have the same pull. :fire: I am at a loss at what to do next. Car has 156k miles on it I purchased it new and have flushed the brake fluid every couple of years since new. There is significantly more brake dust on the right wheel so I am sure it is NOT a Tire issue.
 



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How do you know it's not a tire issue? The pads can cause a pull sometimes. You may want to look into replacing the lines to the calipers as well (the rubber lines).

-Drew
 






ExplorerDMB said:
How do you know it's not a tire issue? The pads can cause a pull sometimes. You may want to look into replacing the lines to the calipers as well (the rubber lines).

-Drew

Drew, if there is significantly more brake dust on one side wouldnt it be safe to assume that that brake is working harder...Ray
 






yes which can be cause by a brake line

-Drew
 






Mine did this too and it was to the right as well. I let it go for a while as it would come and go. When it finally came to replace my rotors some many miles later I found that the right rotor was actually thinner. I measured them and it was almost an 1/8 of an inch smaller. The fronts were cut a few times but I am not sure they would differ that much.

I also noticed a crack and some chipping on one of the pistons on the right caliper. My guess is that was caused by over heating.

Anyway, I replaced rotors/pads on all fours, cleaned the slides and then put some high temp brake grease on them. After that they've been fine.

Matt
 






ExplorerDMB said:
yes which can be cause by a brake line

-Drew

What causes this in the break line? Is there debri that builds up in the line over time like in an artery?

Matt
 






I replaced both rubber brake lines and it looks like problem solved :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Thanks for the input.....Ray :usa:
 






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