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1972 Plymouth Duster Coupe 340 Base

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August 19, 2009, 2:58 am

Kevin S
 

Question: brakes pull to one side

When i apply my brakes, they grab hard on one side trying to throw you into the ditch. It seems to be the front passenger brake. I heard this is a common problem with these cars, any ideas on how to correct this problem ? Thank you for any thoughts ks


August 19, 2009, 9:43 pm

Tyler O
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The caliper might need to be rebuilt or adjusted. You can also try bleeding the brakes, any air in the line could cause this.


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August 20, 2009, 3:04 am

Kevin S
 

Thank you for your reply, the caliper is new, along with new brakes,someone said somthing about a valve being bad (not sure what its called) this valve regulates the flow of fluid to each wheel, ever heard of this? any feed back would be great!! thanks ks


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August 20, 2009, 9:08 am

Tyler O
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Yes, there is a junction in the brake lines called the brake proportioning valve. This might need replacement. There are also adjustable units that might help with the problem.

Are you able to properly bleed the brakes?


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