I posted earlier about my 88 GTA pulling to the right while braking.
Well... I pulled off tyhe right front wheel, and checked out the caliper. I
popped open the master cyl, then put a C clamp on the caliper to push the
piston in (out?)
as if I were changing the pads. The piston was very hard to move. After I
would tighten up on the C clamp and let go, I would hear a click, click, click,
and the caliper would move a little. Tightened up again on the C clamp, let
go, heard some more click, click, click, and the caliper moved some more. Does
this sound normal? My other car doesn't make any noises when I do the same
thing to it.
So... after all this I test drove the car and it still pulls to the right,
but not as hard. Maybe I freed up something in the piston/caliper.
So it seems the right front caliper is "sticking" on, and maybe not releasing
as much as the left front caliper.
The right front wheel heats up more than the left front. So it is doing more of
the braking, I suppose. But why? It seems to me , during braking, the sticky
caliper would do less work, not more, if anything. The car does not pull when
the brakes are not on. A rebuilt caliper is only $18.99, but I want to know why
a caliper which is sticking slightly makes a car pull to one side.
I know 2 new front hoses and 2 rebuilt calipers would only cost about $80, but
if I can identify exactly what the problem is , that would be better.
baffled and seeking truth