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Old 10-19-2006
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truck pulls to right under heavy braking...alignment?

I just got, pretty much all the brake components replaced, but if I mash the pedal under hard braking, the truck pitches to the right a little. It's not violent, but if my hands are loose on the wheel, I can feel slight resistance pushing in that direction.

Can a front end need an alignment correct this? Or is this normal for a '91 ranger xlt?
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when you say pretty much what didnt you replace sounds like hung up brake caliper to me or rear drum...
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sounds like hung caliper... their alot of brake dust on one certain rim?
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mine does it as well and i replaced the calipers. Im goin to assume on mine it is the rear.
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mine also does that
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I have also had this happen due to a blown shock, I would hit the brakes, the blown front shock would give more than the other and if I didn't have a firm grip on the wheel I was in the next lane.
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I had this happen to me a while ago. I tried the usual "drive fast in reverse (in an empty parking lot) and slam on the brakes" thing which is supposed to re-align your brake calipers. but that didn't really work. after looking at the caliper it turned out that I had one caliper piston that was seized up. I replaced the entire caliper and it stopped. but you just replace your calipers, then I would look at the shocks.
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actually its supposed to set ur brake drums...

if u do replace the caliper(s), look for ones with a steel piston. the phenolic piston is notorious for hanging up...

do these calipers utalized slide pins? if so u can try taking them out and greasing them with some green goop (i know, i dont remember whats its called). that usually helps for the short term.
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actually its supposed to set ur brake drums...

if u do replace the caliper(s), look for ones with a steel piston. the phenolic piston is notorious for hanging up...

do these calipers utalized slide pins? if so u can try taking them out and greasing them with some green goop (i know, i dont remember whats its called). that usually helps for the short term.

syli-glide or something...

sometimes that helps but not always.
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mine does that. sometimes when im not even stopin really fast
i just make sure to grab the wheel.
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