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Truck pulling to the right when breaking.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rabaz, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Jun 27, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    rabaz

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    I have been having this problem for awhile now and I am hoping that someone can help me.

    Whenever I break, my truck pulls hard to the right. I have to keep my steering wheel straight when I break.

    I have had my truck aligned twice in one year and my tires balanced and rotated. Both of these have not helped the resolve the problem.

    Does anyone else have this problem or any solutions??? I am thinking a faulty caliper but the Toyota mechanic thinks it is just an alignement issue....I told him that was a load of crap. Please someone help me.
    :confused::confused:
     
  2. Jun 27, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    Super Werty

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    Take it to a shop that specializes in brakes and get their opinion.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    If it's when you're braking then it's probably an uneven brake wear problem due to pads wearing faster on one side, air in the lines, glazed pads, etc. Like Super Werty said, take it to a brake shop.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    Usually faulty or stuck caliper, seen it at the local Auto shop I work at:D
     
  5. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Oh the the things you see and find as a mechanic. The metal on metal until it melted the brake lines will always have a special place in my heart.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    caliper is probably seizing up
     
  7. Jun 27, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    weiser5150

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    definite caliper issue.replace both sides if you can.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    Agree with the stuck calliper.

    I replaced mine last month for almost $200 a piece, including the $100 core charge. It was a reman Cardone product.

    Are you serious? Do you let the stealership do your oil changes too?
     
  9. Jun 27, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    Seriously. Anyone can say "Take it to a brake shop" but the guy obviously is using this enthusiasts site because he wants to do it to himself. That response always fascinates me because who would need the site if everyone just brought everything in for service and never did anything themselves?

    Sounds like a caliper to me as well, especially considering the other issues you've eliminated.
     
  10. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    I've had the same issue with my 07 except it doesn't happen all the time...just once in a while.
     
  11. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:57 AM
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    You can do most of the caliper replacement work yourself. Keep in mind you'll have to take it in to get the ABS bled.
     
  12. Jun 28, 2010 at 5:16 AM
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    ... and don't forget to change your headlight fluid.

    ;)

    Remove old calipers, mount new calipers, bleed said calipers, drive your truck straight while braking. Leave ABS alone :p
     
  13. Jun 28, 2010 at 5:18 AM
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    Headlight fluid? Leave ABS alone? Now I know you're joking.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2010 at 5:24 AM
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    If you're not introducing air into the ABS module (which you shouldn't be if you're just changing your calipers), there's no need to bleed the ABS module.

    Word of caution - calipers are not cheap for our trucks! :(
     
  16. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    Oh no I don't take my truck for that. This dealership is a shame to the toyota name.
     
  17. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    if your brave why not just rebuild both sieds yourself? and i'd replace the hoses too they might be blocked which would also cause the same effect. oh and if you don't want the fluid to leak out while the calipers are off block the brake pedal in the applied position somehow, 2x4 seems like it would work well
     
  18. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    Thank you everyone for all of the help. I greatly appreciate it! I had new rotars and brake pads already installed on my truck due to the left rotar warping. The pads and rotars are about three months old. I will go to a more reliable toyota dealership due to the jackasses in Yuma and to use my warranty. Thank you again!!!!
     
  19. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    I would like to do that myself but if it is a faulty caliper then I would rather have toyota fix their problem. Thank you for the tip though.
     
  20. Jun 28, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    Could alignment play a role in this? Just curious if after off roading or hitting a curb, having toe in/out or a stray on one side would cause a pull to one side.
     
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