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post #1 of 6 Old 04-19-2010, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Brakes get harder going around right hand bends

I notice this while braking and turning at the same time. I figured seeing as I haven't fitted the longer flex lines yet that the old rubber lines were maxing out and either squashing against something or bending over. NOPE!

There's plenty of play left in the lines so I'm at a loss (again) - why would my brakes get harder going around right hand bends at low speed?

Oh and they get immediately very soft afterward like there is no vacuum assist.

Any help is appreciated.

EDIT: my mistake - LEFT hand bends - not right

Last edited by Reverb; 04-19-2010 at 04:52 PM. Reason: Dont know left from right it appears
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-19-2010, 08:00 PM
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I was thinking of stretching the rubber lines as well. If thats not the problem, I would like to know what you find out! If the suspension flex is not maxing the lines out, is turning+ flexing stretching them? When you turn the wheel is it pulling on them?
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A blown up hub (unit/wheel) bearing can cause very... interesting things to happen to the brakes... Jack up the front left tire, grab the bottom of the tire with one hand, the top with the other, and check for play from side to side (not left to right like turning the tire but foward to back as if pulling the tire off)... If there is any play what-so-ever when you do this, the unit bearing is blown up and needs to be replaced. Perform this test on both sides so that you can eliminate everything but the actual braking components themselves. As stated, I had a passanger wheel bearing go out that left me with no brakes when turning (pedal to the floor) then working just fine when going foward strait.
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Was driving along today when i heard a 'tick.tick.tick.tick' noise. Didn't think much of it. Then i hear a grind.grind.grind noise - I pull over onto the breakdown lane and check to see if I have any play in the wheels and I don't - think its probably a binding brake and that can last until i get to work. Pull out into the traffic and a cop gives me a ticket because "there was nothing wrong with my car and I pulled over"
2 miles later:

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Glad to hear you figured it out man... So you think the brakes were siezing your wheel enough to keep you from being able to wobble the wheel? Sucks you had to pay that much, a timkin hub at autozone is only like 140.00 lol... But it's a pain I the you know what job if they haven't been taken off in s while. Thanks for updating your thread for others out there with the same problem haha.
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I would fight the ticket too taking the repair bill with me to court.

A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
For those who have not figured this out I'm old school but can handle the new too.
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