Tacoma Pulling to the Right when I brake!


Toyotaguy
08-28-2010, 10:34 AM
I have a 96 Tacoma....When I brake, it pulls to the right....I have done the following: alignment, new tires, new inner and outer tie rods, new struts, new stabilizer bars, new calipers(both sides), new brake hoses, new pads, turned rotors, ball joints tight, Im out of ideas....I REALLY need some serious help....its really getting scary to drive! Can anyone help?

fourwd1
08-29-2010, 12:52 AM
Wow, you've done everything I could think of and more.
If you find the cure please post back with your results!

dusty3
08-29-2010, 08:56 AM
The first thing that popped in my head while reading was the Left Front brake hose, but you changed both. I would take a look at that left side brake caliper. Sometimes after compressing the caliper piston when changing brake pads a piston can get damaged. You might want to bleed your calipers again to get any air that might be trapped in there. What about your rear brakes. Have you checked those. Are they disc or drum? You could have a problem back there. Good Luck!

Toyotaguy
08-31-2010, 08:10 PM
The first thing that popped in my head while reading was the Left Front brake hose, but you changed both. I would take a look at that left side brake caliper. Sometimes after compressing the caliper piston when changing brake pads a piston can get damaged. You might want to bleed your calipers again to get any air that might be trapped in there. What about your rear brakes. Have you checked those. Are they disc or drum? You could have a problem back there. Good Luck!

Yes I checked the back brakes....they are drums....I have changed both wheel cylinders....all new shoes...all new hardware kits....and brand new drums....adjusted everything several times....

I have also bled the system many many times.....it doesnt do anything...can a bad master cylinder do that?...my pedal is fine....firm and doesnt fall to the floor!!!

dusty3
08-31-2010, 10:22 PM
Ok that is weird. No a master cylinder will not make a vehicle turn one way or the other. I am thinking that you may have restriction between your mc and the left front wheel. If you have some good help, try letting your help pump up the brakes while you see what is coming out at all 4 corners. Start at the right rear, left rear, right front and finally the left front. Keep a close eye on your fluid level in the mc while doing this. If you have a restriction on the left front, trace it back to the master cylinder. Good Luck and let us know what you find.

Brian R.
09-03-2010, 11:22 AM
It may be your right wheel bearing.

Also, if you have aftermarket wheels, check to make sure the offset, width, diameter, etc. is exactly the same left and right. Measure them, don't go by the nominal wheel size. You may have an unmatched set or one bad wheel. I am not sure an alignment would catch every possible mismatch.

Toyotaguy
09-17-2010, 07:55 AM
Ok guys and gals, Found out the problem.....jacked up the car and just shook the heck out of the left wheel...what I found was my Lower control arm bushings were GONE!!!! ...so when I braked the whole control arm was moving....and throwing my alignment and steering all out of whack!!!...a $100 bucks and an afternoon and I fixed the problem....thank you to all that replied!!!!

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