Troopy pulling to the left

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 13:46
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With sudden braking or heavy braking I've noticed the truck will pull to the left. It's not every time though. Today I can't replicate it.

Pads and rotors are OK and calipers working fine.
I've had the recall on the rotor bolts done but problem was there before that.

Could it be a brake line blocking on one side?

Need to sought it out as it will get very dicey when towing the van.

Cheers
John
2001 TD (90k's)
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:18

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:18
John,

I went through this same thing in my Patrol not to long ago. I went to 3 brake specialist they could not work it out the last place swapped the 2 front tyres around and the problem has gone away......

Weird but that was the fix in my case. I have some chunky tires and they blamed that
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Follow Up By: John from Phoenix Owners Group - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 16:17

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 16:17
only got AT's on but will give it a go as a last resort.
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 16:19

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 16:19
Yea that's what they had to do as a last resort. One place took everything apart and said they would love to take my money to fix something but there is nothing to fix. Tested the pressure of the callipers we also replaced the fluid and nothing but I am happy with the outcome as it was very dangerous doing 100 on the highway and sometimes the car will move more than a meter to the right when I hit the anchors
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 20:42

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 20:42
Steering ball joints?
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:55

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 14:55
Have the rotors been skimmed? Sounds like a brake piston "cocking" (jamming) .occasionally Immersion (river crossings)? Are the piston seals (boots) in good condition?, heat ages them (cracked).....silverback
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 15:28

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 15:28
Have you checked the _rear_ brakes??

Confucius say.....
"He who lie underneath automobile with tool in hand,
....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

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Follow Up By: John from Phoenix Owners Group - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 16:19

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 16:19
Yes I did. It's definitely feels like the front, feel it through the steering.
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 17:41

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 17:41
Hello John, there didn't happen to be a pub on the left was there!! LOL
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Follow Up By: John from Phoenix Owners Group - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 17:56

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 17:56
I'll have to test that theory ... thoroughly.
CHEERS
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Reply By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 18:52

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 18:52
I have a troopy too, had the same problem, it was the tyres.
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Follow Up By: John from Phoenix Owners Group - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:02

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:02
Hi Lyndon
Tyres are silent armour and were all replaced under wty 6mths ago due to balancing problems.

You could be right but they're like new.

How old were yours?
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:20

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:20
Hi John
I run the standard SP road grippers, "how old were they" not sure as it was a while ago but they were still in reasonable condition.
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 19:26

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 19:26
Being a Phoenix you KNOW what the answer is.

Tell us how 'new one' performs after arising from the ashes.


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Reply By: 96 GXL 80 series - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 21:48

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 21:48
You can get what they call tread pull, it is a fault in the tyre, try swapping them from one side to the other and see if it changes.
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Follow Up By: John from Phoenix Owners Group - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:06

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:06
thks
Shall do
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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:12

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 22:12
Do they have the same PSI in them??

Steve.
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Follow Up By: John from Phoenix Owners Group - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 23:13

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 23:13
Hi Steve, yes - check the pressures regularly.
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