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help in diagnostics

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by grantfire319, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Apr 18, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    grantfire319

    grantfire319 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, need your analysis here:

    Rotated my tires at work about a month ago, (yes we torqued them to the specs, and in a star patteren). This was the first time I rotated them since I have had the truck. Anyway, when I go to a hard stop, or have to make a sudden stop, my truck pulls in one direction. I can't remember which direction. You can only notice it on hard stops. Also, I seem to have a small vibration in my steering wheel when I get to 60+MPH. Feels like I am driving on a low tire, but there fine. So do you think I have or need:

    1-Brakes
    2-Alignment and or balance
    3-Out of round tire
    4-Loose lug nuts
    5-Caliper or pad dragging

    I got the truck at 56,000. It has 76,000 on it now. I don't know when or if the brakes have been done. If not, I can do them, no biggie. Just don't want to go through the hassle of taking all that crap loose and finding that there good.

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 18, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    vtragweed

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    im not saying this is the problem, on my flatbed when the truck starts pulling to one side its usually the brakes or rotors depending. if you can pin-point it start cheap then go up
     
  3. Apr 18, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    grantfire319

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    yeah thats what I'm thinking. Probably the original rotors on there. Anyobody else?
     
  4. Apr 18, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    dually

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    It more than likely is a problem with your brake system. Probably warped rotors.

    I'd suggest to flush your fluid, then go from there. Since a fluid change is the cheapest.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    My 98 did the same thing, pulled to the right. I had a bad rotor that I had to replace. Consequently it was on the right side. The truck didn't pull until after I replaced the rotor.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    itsmyturn

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    could be a warped rotor or a bad brake line. quite possibly one caliper in the front may be recieving more pressure than the other.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    grantfire319

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    Thanks guys, looks like have some brake work to do next weekend.
     
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