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77vette

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Looking for suggestions.... when I step on my brakes, the car jerks/pulls to the left, the harder I step on the brakes the more intense the jerk/pull. It feels like the left front may be grabbing a tad sooner than the right....any ideas appreciated. Thanks, Hoss:confused
 
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77vette

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Unfortunately, I don't know what to look for. I know what rotors and calipers are, but that's as far as I go...
 

fastglass95

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1996 LT4 coupe + 2004 Z06 Z16
My guess!

I'll bet your RIGHT front caliper is leaking just enough fluid to wet the pads, and this causes your car to pull left when braking.

You may be into spending some $$ on rebuilt calipers and a brake job.

You should have it checked soon because it can be real tricky (dangerous) on wet roads in hard braking.

Tom
 
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Dave M

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Check real careful for leaks from the calipers and look at the fluid level in the brake system reserviour. Brakes are probably the most important part of a Corvette, you don't want to crash that baby now! See a brake specialist soon. Check out a service manual near you soon!
Dave M
 
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wolf_walker

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When I first got into the 74, I nievly thought I could simply rebuild the calipers and slap new rotors on it like any other car. Wrong.
Those nice 4 piston two piece calipers seem to be prone to harm from moisture in the system more than most setups, the cylinder walls get cruddy, the piston's dont move well, you cant hone them out cause then the pistons are loose, the seals start leaking from age and crud in the system, it rapidly becomes a mess. There's a reason why so many shops say "no way" when you bring a vette in or ask about brake work. Spend the money and get good rebuilt calipers, flush the system, check all the rubber hoses, mastercylinder and rotors. When there working right they are an absolute thing of beauty. Change the fluid regularly to avoid problems again. The rear rotors, I've been told, were balanced and/or trued to the rear wheel bearing assembly from the factory, and slapping another pair of rotors on there can suposidly cause problems. My solution was to buy a set with the replacement rear wheel bearing assembly that I needed anyway, I'm not sure what should be done when just replacing the rotors.
 
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77vette

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Thanks for all the input......I have a pretty good mechanic that I'll take it to and have those things checked...:beer
 

vigman

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88 Convert ( SOLD ) /1973 coupe 4 speed/1964 Vert!
Buy NEW calipers

It just makes more sence ( better parts, less time down, less aggravation, quicker stops)


Mike
 

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