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front pulls when braking

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by itin1200, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Jun 5, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    itin1200

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    About a week ago I hit a couple nasty pot holes.

    Now, maybe once every 10 stops the steering wheel turns to the right very noticeably when I brake. Always at a low speed, like stopping at a light or stop sign.

    Truck rolls nice and straight when driving, this only happens when braking. And usually when braking on a bumpy surface.

    Shocks are bad, and I've ordered some 5100s from DSM, but anyone know what this could be?

    2004 Xtracab 4x4.

    Thanks--Bill
     
  2. Jun 5, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    1st of all, welcome also for PGH. Never saw you on here. Anyway, I get that every once in a while. Same with me on bumpy roads.


    Edit: After thinking about it. It just hit me, sometimes low air pressure on one side could cause a pull like that. Check them it might be just that.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Could be a number of things.

    Check your brake pads and see if one side is wearing faster than the other. If that's the case most likely you have a bad caliper. Replace both if this is the case. You could also try bleeding your brakes if you haven't done it in a while. Water or air pockets can lead to ineffectivness of the caliper.

    You said your shocks are bad. Shocks and alignment certainly play a part in this. Get your new shocks in and an alignent done.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    Bump for some more answers for you.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Tire pressure is ok.

    Think I'll have the new shocks installed and an alignment done, then if it persists look at the brakes.

    And Deevon, good to see another from the 'Burgh. Where are you located? I'm on the North Side.

    And it was the potholes on McKnight Road that started this issue...
     
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