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Old 04-27-2006, 06:54 AM   #1
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Default Help!car Pulling towards sides

when i brake, its mostly the left-front side of the car. So anywayz i had when ahead and did an alignment on it since the wheels that it has on now were mounted on there without an aligment, at least thats what i was told. Yet, the car keeps pulling towards the left side when i brake. I read through the bentley manual and it says its the calipers but im trying to find out, if anyone thinks otherwise before i go and try to replace both front calipers
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hi there i had the same problem, as well as shaking when breaking.

i have replaced the outer ball joints and control arm bushings as recmonded by a few people n teh site and it is all ok now as far as braking goes for me.
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If it shakes when braking your rotors are pobally warped
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brake hard to a stop from a fairly high speed and get out to see if one side is quite a bit hotter (brake calipers) than the other. you may find one is not working much at all (sticking).
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