I have a 1965 Impala which pulls hard to the right when braking. The brakes have been checked and are fine and I have also repacked the wheel bearings. What should I check next ?

MJG
55

Asked by MJG Dec 02, 2012 at 08:44 PM about the 1965 Chevrolet Impala

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

tenspeed
57,065

A car of that age could have a bad rubber brake line that doesn't let the pressure through. Try a new pair. Also after driving the car, feel each wheel to see if one brakes is doing more work than the others. They should all be around the same temperature for each axle.

Andrew Olsen
6,745

Igmf this car has drums up front like nost do make sure they are adjusted correctly. Jack up the front and have someone hit the brakes as you spin a wheel and see if the ly engage at the same time. Seems like either the driver side front needs adjusted tighter ir isnt working at all. Also check all steering linkage and ball joints and bushings.

Andrew Olsen
6,745

If this car has drums up front like most do make sure they are adjusted correctly. Jack up the front and have someone hit the brakes as you spin a wheel and see if they engage at the same time. Seems like either the driver side front needs adjusted tighter or isnt working at all. Also check all steering linkage and ball joints and bushings.

Rucko
2,615

if you have drum brakes check the wheel cylinder to see if it's frozen . If disc check caliper and slides or a clogged up brake hose. The pull is from one side not working properly

firebuck
0

I owned a '65 Impala in 1967. Chevy had a recall in 1967 specifically for this problem that was caused by a failure of the idler arm. You would want to take the car to an alignment shop and have it checked out.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Impala
Looking for a Used Impala in your area?
CarGurus has 62,585 nationwide Impala listings starting at $1,295.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Impala Questions

Chevrolet Impala Experts

#1 Danny Wang
Danny Wang
Reputation 1,060
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 780
#3 littlehorn
littlehorn
Reputation 670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,301 Great Deals out of 81,277 listings starting at $1,595
Used Dodge Charger"
546 Great Deals out of 28,619 listings starting at $4,900
Used Chrysler 300"
583 Great Deals out of 19,977 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Mustang"
918 Great Deals out of 29,909 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
15,228 listings starting at $33,723
2014 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
445 Great Deals out of 18,792 listings starting at $11,440
2013 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
390 Great Deals out of 7,174 listings starting at $9,870
2012 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
143 Great Deals out of 2,891 listings starting at $7,950
2011 Chevrolet Impala For Sale
141 Great Deals out of 2,758 listings starting at $4,950