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Old 09-03-2008, 10:13 PM
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Default F 350 Pulls To The Left When Braking

HAVE a 2001 f 350 4x4 140.000 miles on it 7.3 when i hit the brakes it pulls to the left real hard and bounces a little , thinking ??? brake line or caliper , help !!
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It could be a lot of things; tire, brake, bearing, hub, spring, shackle, shock.

Do you feel a vibration in the steering wheel when you brake? If so, you probably have warped rotor(s).
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I had same issue ck the trans mount does it clunk some times?
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dont gamble on safety issues!!!!

take it to the Ford dealer! it doesnt cost much to find out EXACTLY what the issue(s) are. your life is worth more than a set of pads, or other. so is the family of 5 in the minivan you may slam into and take their lives in an emergency braking situation with your trailer behind you. pulling in the brakes is 99 % of the time easily diagnosed.
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the brakes are good , the tires are good , just put new shocks on , i think its a rotor , thanks for help
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check the ball joints. A worn one can cause the front end geometry to change significantly under braking. Also check the comtrol arm bushings, same problem. A warped rotor will cause vibration but a severe pull??? not likelly
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Originally Posted by Airpacker
check the ball joints. A worn one can cause the front end geometry to change significantly under braking. Also check the comtrol arm bushings, same problem. A warped rotor will cause vibration but a severe pull??? not likelly
Agree, my truck pulled on braking, had to replace control arm bushings and ball joints. If you have a 140K miles they definitely need replacing if haven't done so, trucks wear those two parts out. I've replaced mine twice in 104K miles on an suv that see's no towing.
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Have the front brake hoses checked.
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My F-250 pulled with slight braking and the wheels turned. Felt like the tire started following a rut. It was the U-joint for the front drive.

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