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Old 09-14-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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Slight pull to the left under braking

So I installed my coil spacers the other day, and I was very happy not to get any driveline vibes/new squeaks/etc.

Only problem is that the steering wheel is off a hair to the left, and under hard braking it pulls to the left a little. Does it make sense that the two are connected? I plan on getting an alignment, but I'm wondering if the pulling to the left is a separate issue.. I didn't even check what the pads looked like while the wheels were off, so I guess I should

Oh I wanted to mention, even though the wheel is off a tad, it drives perfectly straight

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Old 09-14-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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Get that alignment, if still off center and pulls, there is a thread how to recenter your wheel. If it still pulls, after driving for a while, check and see if your wheel is warm or hot to touch. If it is, you probably crimped your brake line while putting the lift in. I did it to mine and had a pull with a warm rim in the same side. 20$ per line at autozone, replaced both to be sure and been perfect ever since.

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Old 09-14-2011, 11:15 PM   #3
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never even considered the brake line as I kept a good eye on them while doing the lift, but it is possible. Good call
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:22 PM   #4
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I thought I had too, and it took me dang near two months to notice and figure it out! Best thing is my mpg had dropped, and when I replaced the lines, it went right back to normal, it's amazing how much better mpg you can get when not driving around with the brake constantly on! Ha!

Good luck, hopefully it's an easy find and fix. Would like to hear what yiu find out.
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:49 PM   #5
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only thing that would lead me away from something like that is: the jeep drives and behaves just the way it did before, only with hard braking it has a slight pull. I guess if it were a bad line/caliper it would pull to the left while driving, and be even more apparent at 60-70mph just cruising

I wonder if I got some pb blaster on one of my rotors or something, as I did not skimp on the stuff during this install. I figure it would be burned off by now though. I'll give it a good checking of with the wheels off tomorrow. I'm probably due for a brake pad/rotor change anyway.. I should get an alignment anyway too. I'll update this as I go
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:37 PM   #6
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Had this happen to me. A brake caliper seized up and needed to be replaced. Is there a slights burning smell while driving?
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:11 AM   #7
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No smell, it seems like its getting better. Just got an alignment. Is the caster adjustible on the front of these? The toe was way off and it was corrected, the caster was 5.7 on the left and 6.0 and it was left unchanged.

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