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1972 Plymouth Duster Coupe 340 Base

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August 19, 2009, 2:48 am

Kevin S
 

Question: brakes pulling to one side

When i apply the brakes, the car jumps to the pass.side very hard, it almost throws you into the side ditch, I heard this is common with this car. any ideas how to correct ths problem ?( It seems to be grabing the front brake)


August 20, 2009, 8:09 am

Elizabeth K
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It sounds like the driver's side front brakes are not working at all (though it is possibly the rear on the same side, just much less likely).

If this is the case, you will need to replace the driver's side caliper and pads, and it would be wise to do both sides at the same time. Do not skimp on the caliper rebuild/replacement on the other (passenger) side, it is destined to fail in the same way.


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