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FloJoe
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From: Port Orange, FL, USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 07-05-2001 03:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1. When I step on the brake or when driving it pulls a little to the right. How should I cure that?

2. My brakes are still squeeking!!
I cleaned all of the brake dust I could get out. I sanded the shoes. And I made sure no parts were loose, but it still screeches as I slow.

Help me doc! Help me!

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Joe Fields
68 Fastback 289ci bored .030 over
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Doc
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From: Redwood City, Ca. USA
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 07-05-2001 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc   Click Here to Email Doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might try a tuneup on your brakes, take them all apart and go over all the little details like grind out the grooves on the three raised bumps where the shoe sits against the backing plate, clean and lightly apply anti sieze to the adjusters and a tiny dab of grease to the metal to metal areas. If it's not a hardship buy all new springs and clips.

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richard bohm
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From: tucson,az-luray,va
Registered: May 2001

posted 07-06-2001 04:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if you have drum brakes then try what doc said. also check the lower control arm bushings. when they go bad they cause a variety of problems including pulling one way or the other under braking. drum brakes will pull slightly anyway. it is the nature of the beast. if you have disk brakes then check the pads to make sure they are not contaminated with grease. also check the pistons to make sure they move freely and equaly.

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JT
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From: Pearland, Texas, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 07-10-2001 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also check your tire pressure. A low tire can make it pull to one side when braking.

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JT
'68 Coupe w/351W

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bluebeast
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From: College Station, TX
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 07-11-2001 10:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluebeast   Click Here to Email bluebeast     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, bad strut rod bushings can cause a pull. Mine pulled either way, depended on the attitude of the car that day, when I applied the brakes. After the strut rod bushing replacement the pulling is gone, though there is a minor pull every now and again, but that's drums for ya....

Hope you get it solved....

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