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post #1 of 9 Old 10-14-2017, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Wj Pulling to the left under moderate to heaving braking

Before the pulling to the left thing started, I did the following work in this order:
1. Replaced broken right front pads
2. Replaced steering gear box. (new pitman arm. Couldn't get the old one off)

I checked the right caliper to make sure it wasn't stuck after this started happening. Both pistons are moving ok, it seems. I don't think the right caliper pistons are stuck.

Could this be a steering related issue? I did not get an alignment after replacing the gear box.

If not, what else might it be?

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-14-2017, 04:34 PM
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How were the front pads 'broken'? worn we understand but broken IDK.

pulling left could be a left calliper issue SO did you you check that side, hopefully you did NOT allow calipers to hang on brake hose or twist hose when reinstalling calipers.

I would take a ride confirm pulling left then open caliper bleeder observe is fluid spurts
out as under pressure.

The pulling was NOT there before gear box replaced?
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-14-2017, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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"Broken" may be over stating it. One pad was cracked and half of it was crumbling apart. The left front pads were Ok - about half life left.

I checked the right caliper pistons - they seem ok. May have to check again....

The pulling was not there before the gear box and pads were replaced. For sure.
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you did pads on 1 side only?

lets look at the L/S caliper first...
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-14-2017, 05:14 PM
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You should replace the pads on BOTH sides. If you mix pads they may have different friction characteristics and cause, wait for it!, pulling to one side.

Also check rotor temps after a short drive. That right caliper may be dragging a bit and getting the pads way too hot. That would explain the crumbled brake pads.
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-14-2017, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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That's probably it - need to do the left pads... Didn't think it would make that big a difference.

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post #7 of 9 Old 10-16-2017, 04:52 AM
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Pulling left means your right brake is wonky.

Your left brake is working fine.

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post #8 of 9 Old 10-24-2017, 08:06 PM
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X4 always replace all pads at the same time.
However after owning a WJ for over a decade (and Jeeps in general for even longer) I can tell ya that you have a caliper seizing. They usually start as your describing then stick all the time. Also never let a WJ caliper hang or fall and be caught by the line, they have a check valve in thag line and it will then start to stick. Make sure you get a caliper with a good warranty, because you will need it, they are junk!

QUOTE=billzcat1;wsar10 is right on point on this oil thread - as usual. Anyone reading this would be well-served taking his advice.


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post #9 of 9 Old 10-24-2017, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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There was no dragging.
The right brake is fine.
Replaced the left pads and after a couple of days the pulling diminished.

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