1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Braking pulls truck to the right

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by EricT, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Jun 16, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    #1
    EricT

    EricT [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Member:
    #17887
    Messages:
    518
    Gender:
    Male
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    '09 4x4 shortbed TRD Sport
    Hey all-

    Just noticed an interesting thing on the way to the store - if I push the brakes with some force, the truck pulls right - hard. Spins the steering wheel. Is there any basic adjustment I can do myself? I haven't time to pull it into the dealer for about a week or so.

    It's not so bad I'm worried about driving it, but if it's something I can adjust myself, or check, I would love to do so.

    Anything else I can check - just ask!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:17 PM
    #2
    alexe

    alexe Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Member:
    #11025
    Messages:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    theres a good chance your left caliper is seized up. either the slider pins or the caliper itself.

    take the wheel off, pull the pads out and grease the pins. then see if you can manually compress the caliper with a large set of channel locks or similar
     
  3. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM
    #3
    EricT

    EricT [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Member:
    #17887
    Messages:
    518
    Gender:
    Male
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    '09 4x4 shortbed TRD Sport
    That makes sense - I was thinking along the lines of the left brake just not working. Which could end badly, were I on the freeway and had to slam it to avoid an accident. Yeesh!

    Time for round one of truck maintenance. I'll check that and let you guys know what I find.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:23 PM
    #4
    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Member:
    #872
    Messages:
    10,116
    First Name:
    Hotdog
    Vehicle:
    2007 PreRunner SR5 Double Cab
    Wet Okole Underwear
    I'd start with the easiest fixes first. Try checking all of your air pressures.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:27 PM
    #5
    GoBlueFan

    GoBlueFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Member:
    #15428
    Messages:
    987
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Bossier City, LA
    Vehicle:
    08 SR5 PreRunner
    Step bars, billet grill with custom TOYOTA, MB Quart RSI 216 components, Hifonics ZXi 4410, RAAMmat deadened doors/back wall/roof covered with ensolite , 24" Magnaflow muffler, hand polished stock exhaust tip, tinted, OEM TRD Bilstiens all around with 1/4" spacers up front to level it out. Sport wheels added.
    what have you been doing that might be a contributing factor to this?:confused:
     
  6. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:36 PM
    #6
    EricT

    EricT [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Member:
    #17887
    Messages:
    518
    Gender:
    Male
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    '09 4x4 shortbed TRD Sport
    Haha, nothing goblue. Haven't modified/changed a single thing.

    Haven't checked/aired tires either. Gonna fire up the compressor, do that first.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:41 PM
    #7
    GoBlueFan

    GoBlueFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Member:
    #15428
    Messages:
    987
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Bossier City, LA
    Vehicle:
    08 SR5 PreRunner
    Step bars, billet grill with custom TOYOTA, MB Quart RSI 216 components, Hifonics ZXi 4410, RAAMmat deadened doors/back wall/roof covered with ensolite , 24" Magnaflow muffler, hand polished stock exhaust tip, tinted, OEM TRD Bilstiens all around with 1/4" spacers up front to level it out. Sport wheels added.
    not meant to imply you were doing anything wrong, just looking for reasons that might cause it.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:59 PM
    #8
    brian

    brian Another Traitor

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Member:
    #16011
    Messages:
    7,566
    Gender:
    Male
    Roseville, CA
    Vehicle:
    2008 F-350 Powerstroke
    If the caliper seized, don't they usually seize when they're locked? My civics just seized a little bit ago and I knew it because I was smoking by the time I got home. just wondering.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2009 at 1:07 PM
    #9
    EricT

    EricT [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Member:
    #17887
    Messages:
    518
    Gender:
    Male
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    '09 4x4 shortbed TRD Sport
    Well, this turned out to be a minor issue. Adjusted my tire pressures, ran it up and down the block, stomped on the brake like my mother jumped in front of the truck - didn't pull a hair.

    Tire pressures were even all around. Hey thanks guys! Also to whoever was the chucklefuck that thought I needed 40psi all around - eat a tack. (showed up this way, thanks factory worker guy!)

    No wonder it felt a little stiff! Haha. Thanks for the help guys, brakes seem to be fine now. Gonna shrug it off as excess pressure making a very small balance issue between then brakes become a bigger deal.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2009 at 1:08 PM
    #10
    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Member:
    #872
    Messages:
    10,116
    First Name:
    Hotdog
    Vehicle:
    2007 PreRunner SR5 Double Cab
    Wet Okole Underwear
    :woot: I win!
     
  11. Jun 16, 2009 at 1:20 PM
    #11
    EricT

    EricT [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Member:
    #17887
    Messages:
    518
    Gender:
    Male
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    '09 4x4 shortbed TRD Sport
    You got the powerup to win the game!

    :cheers:
     
  12. Jun 16, 2009 at 1:23 PM
    #12
    GoBlueFan

    GoBlueFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Member:
    #15428
    Messages:
    987
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Bossier City, LA
    Vehicle:
    08 SR5 PreRunner
    Step bars, billet grill with custom TOYOTA, MB Quart RSI 216 components, Hifonics ZXi 4410, RAAMmat deadened doors/back wall/roof covered with ensolite , 24" Magnaflow muffler, hand polished stock exhaust tip, tinted, OEM TRD Bilstiens all around with 1/4" spacers up front to level it out. Sport wheels added.
    hm...I run 40 psi all the time with the stock tires. No issues at all with it.
     
  13. Jun 16, 2009 at 1:28 PM
    #13
    matthew5olson

    matthew5olson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Member:
    #11782
    Messages:
    483
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    matthew
    pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle:
    04 ext cab 3.4L 5spd 4x4 sr5
    K&N cold air intake, doug thorley headers, rear sensor simulator, flowmaster 40 series, magnecor plug wires, Royal Purple synthetic gear lube, airaid throttle body spacer, Hyperground system, flex-a-lite elec fan.
    I run eighty with no problems....
    no seriously
     
  14. Jun 16, 2009 at 2:27 PM
    #14
    EricT

    EricT [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Member:
    #17887
    Messages:
    518
    Gender:
    Male
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    '09 4x4 shortbed TRD Sport
    Mighta just been a break in thing. It's not pulling now... doing a 2 hour roadtrip here shortly, will test further.
     
  15. Jun 16, 2009 at 3:54 PM
    #15
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3496
    Messages:
    4,841
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5 DC/SB V6
    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    Maybe you were just leaning too much.
     
  16. Jun 16, 2009 at 3:58 PM
    #16
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,127
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Then you must eat a tack. :D
     
To Top