some of the time my 76 vette pulls to the right when i put the brakes on, any help? thanks

Asked by Jul 23, 2015 at 02:49 PM about the 1976 Chevrolet Corvette

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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20,745

well if it not front end issue,alignment,ball joint,tie rod end.. try bleeding all 4 thoroughly ...if the pads are still good...rebuild all 4 calipers and put on new pads again..turn all 4 rotors..check front wheel bearings/races..

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all the calipers been replaced and pads good. they bled the lines also. i'll have to check front end issues, it tracks straight but still may have issues . thanks ps: just bought it this week so finding little things but over all good driver.

7,840

Effectiveness, thats the trick. the more effective brake. but what factor controls your particular symptom for your intermittent pull? temperature. Try the diagnostic steps for pull if you are confident everything was done evenly. evaluate based on where it does it, then how many stops it takes to get to it occurring. write this stuff down, swap pieces that you can even being inventive. when the consistent pull occurs and the trade is made, the pull follows the problem. Thats the way the engineers drew it up for us when a problem like that has multiple techs finding different answers without evidence. Sometimes they write a service bulletin that would just make you sheet! but it simplifies them all and saves tons of money and customer perception, hope that helps.

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7,840

After a car wears for years, sits for years, and ages, then gets half rebuilt, The suspension factor can contribute, but its in the trouble tree already. You need to get the factors from repeated producing the concern and noting how to make it act up. it is more likely in my experience, to find a rotor that grows a little if all the parts check out good. the surface can be different side to side, or the pads themselves can even be from different batches. stranger things have happened.

Danny, thanks I am looking through service records and do not find any reference to the rotors ever being worked on. Need to do them any how to be safe.

20,745

well would have been nice to know that...anyway all rotors are/were turned ? you said pad are good ??all the same type/brand/what kind of pads are these semi-metallic, carbon metallic, or ceramic? SAY CHECK OR BETTER YET REPLACE YOUR BRAKE RUBBER HOSE LINES..all i use now are steel braided ones now..they make them for your vette...>http://www.cssbinc.com/stainlesssteelbraided.aspx

7,840

The general would make us trade 'em and try it, but just pay for the one that the pull followed. then we would have to swap that set of linings around, sometimes the lining issue can even out with things, but an exacerbating pull in a rotor means bad cast

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7,840

If those hoses figure to be part of the fix, I noticed passing shop air both directions through them after removal can make an internally pinched one show itself. some guys let them hang and never cause a problem, sometimes one gets an internal tear, still others cold get clamped by some speedster. its easier to press the pedal and cover the compensating port stopping emptying of the reservoir, but thats another page.

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