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post #1 of 6 Old 12-11-2019, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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After Front Brake job pulling to right

Howdy all,
I just replaced my rotors and brake pads on the front disk brakes, now when I'm doing 30mph to 40mph braking regular, not slamming on the brakes, vehicle pulls to the right.
(disclaimer I've never changed the brake fluid - its the next thing on my list.)

Thoughts?

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-11-2019, 08:05 PM
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Besides not having a garage or covered car port and living the the wet PNW... ^^^ This is why I have professionals do my brakes, Les Schwab for me.
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I borrowed a friend's garage, saved myself $200 bucks.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-12-2019, 12:52 AM
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Howdy all,
I just replaced my rotors and brake pads on the front disk brakes, now when I'm doing 30mph to 40mph braking regular, not slamming on the brakes, vehicle pulls to the right.
(disclaimer I've never changed the brake fluid - its the next thing on my list.)

Thoughts?

I would check the adjustment and condition of the rear brakes, could be the right rear is grabbing.. now that you have new brakes on the front, your brake fluid is fuller, and "could" be the issue.
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-13-2019, 10:23 PM
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Right side could be sticking or left side could be not braking enough. Both cases would cause pulling to the right.

Sounds like you didn't have the problem before you touched the front brakes. That's where I would start looking. You have new rotors and pads so the next likely suspect is the calipers. Did you do anything with them? At a minimum you should always grease the slide bolts. If it's been 2-3 years since the grease has been checked I make it a point to do so when I rotate tires. Also look at the condition of the caliper. If rust creeps into the piston area they can not extend or retract properly or they could seize. Bleeding the caliper is also a good idea when doing a brake job in case there is any trapped air inside. The calipers are likely the same age and in similar condition. It's a good idea to always inspect and or service the calipers when you do a brake job. Also replace both sides if you need to replace one side. Make sure the pads can move freely in their slots also.

Here's the calipers on my KK. I refurbish them this fall. My XJ brakes need attention also. Never enough time. Overall they look pretty good except some rust creeped into the piston seal causing them to seize. Just so you know it doesn't take much to screw up the operation of the piston. Lastly is my show off photo of my refurb.


I wish you luck.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-14-2019, 12:18 PM
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When you say "just" replaced the first thing that comes to mind is oil or grease contamination on one of the rotors. Typically rotors are shipped coated with an anti-rust coating that must be cleaned off before use. Did you clean the rotors with brake cleaner before driving? In any case the contamination will wear off within a few miles.

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