88 GTA pulls to right while braking

Hi,
My 88 GTA drives fine if you don't hit the brakes hard, but if you hit
them hard, the car pulls quickly to the right. I guess I never have to brake
hard because I never noticed it until my inspection mechanic pointed it out to
me today, after he test drove it. Maybe I've unconsciously ignored the pull, or
maybe my mech is trying to rip me, who knows. But it IS pulling to the right,
but only under hard braking. It only turns the steering wheel a certain amount
though, it doesnt turn it all the way right.
All 4 wheels heat up, but the right front is a little hotter than the rest,
it seems.
No pulling while braking in reverse.
Pads have about a quarter inch. No major brake drag. It will roll in
neutral on a slight incline.
As far as I know, all the brake equipment is orig, exc for the pads.
Braking softly is just like normal braking, no pull in any direction.
The mechanic said it could just be a clogged hose, or could be something with
the caliper.
I can understand a partially clogged hose causing this, but how could a caliper
cause this?
Any other ideas ?
Thanks


Reply to
User132384
Because one side is getting more braking than the other.
Throw both hoses out, replace both of 'em and rebleed. Should solve the issue.
Common problem.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
Reply to
Bigjfig
I would add, if the hoses does not do it, you have eliminated the most common cause, and the calipers are dirt cheap, those need to be next on the front..
Reply to
CBHvac
Same as any other vehicle. Furthest away from the master first. Two man operation.
One guy at the bleeder, one in the car pumping up. Pump up, pump up, hold and release the bleeder. Make sure the person doesn't let up on the brake until you close the bleeder or you will suck in air.
Also, the master cylinder must remain full or else you will suck in air.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
Reply to
Bigjfig
It's most likely the caliper. When your car pulls when braking it is almost always the calipers first. The hoses are suspect when the caliper "hangs" after you let off the brake, or doesnt apply enough brake to one side or the other. To replace caliper and hoses is a cheap and easy job.
Reply to
Me
The Vampire Muffin Man rambled on about something in :
Especially over a few hoses...IMO of course.
My thoughts? You're working on that section anyway. You'll have to bleed the lines anyway, so why not replace them just to be safe and sure they're not a problem/going to be a problem soon?
NOI
Reply to
Thund3rstruck

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