brakes are wonky

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Asked by Nov 13, 2015 at 09:51 PM about the 1999 Volvo S80 2.9

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

breaks pull to left when pedal is depressed. i have bled them several times. if
it matters the steering wheel is a little to the left and when the brakes pull it
seems to straighten the wheel to where is should be. the car doesn't drift or
pull when driving. faulty caliper?

5 Answers

109,185

You may have contaminated brake pads on one side or maybe the front end alignment is off or the tie rods are worn. I would suggest new brake pads and turn the rotors. Inspect the calipers for leaking too.

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75,135

Could be as FoR said,but sounds like one of your rotors is thinner than the other,this will make it pull to one side when braking.

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didn't appear to be any leakage. will reinspect the pads and perhaps change them. aso FoR said that the front end alignment or tie rods cause that issue? how to check those?

109,185

For alignments take it into a good shop. Jacking it up and checking for excessive play is something you can do though. Be safe and use jack stands!

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30

always use jack stands. thank you for your help!

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