possible stuck caliper? pulls hard left when braking
Title says it, my WJ recently got a 6.5 IRO critical path lift, and it now pulls hard left when I brake. It is aligned good, and everything is tight. When I apply the brakes, the harder I press, the harder it pulls left. It had this problem very slightly before but the lift and heavier tires must've amplified it, or it's something in the lift... I greased the caliper bolts, and it seems to have helped slightly, but it is still there. Does anyone else have brake steer or this type of problem due to the IRO long arm setup?
Anyways, main question, is does this sound like a seized caliper? it also pull to the right a little bit when I'm driving, enough to have to keep the steering wheel turned a bit while driving down the road. Any help? caliper seized? bad bushing somewhere? thanks guys
01 TJ, 32RH, 4.0, 8.8, hpd30, 35's, metalcloaks
07 CBR600RR, full Akra exhaust, PC V, etc.
I had the same problem with our "02" after new brakes all around. Found Passenger side caliper just hiccuped when it felt like it !
After working on cars for 50 years, when the Jeep wants to mess with you, you learn to roll with it.
When its pulling hard, put it in park, get out and feel your wheels. I assume one of them will be hott as hell. Recently, my drivers side was so hot i'd swear i could cook an egg on her... Lift, bigger tires, heavier wheels and mud do not help your calipers.
this happen to me on the front left I felt more load on the engine and it not getting to speed as fast. Then started smelling brakes. thought it was another car got off the main highway and then saw smoke coming from my front wheel. I now have akebonos up front
Good habit whenever you do pads is to push the piston almost all the way out in the caliper and clean the boots and pins real good.
They get a lot of dust and dirt buildup around pistons and can cause sticking.
Just another old fart in a Jeep... watchout younguns!!!
RC LA, IRO 6 in springs, OTK, Bilsteins, Aussie, Eaton, RCV's, 242-SYE, hidden winch, JCR Stage 3, skidded and trussed & sleeved
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