brake, then swerves to the right. 79 series landcruiser

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 18:26
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Hi can anyone tell me what causes the car to pull to the right when braking?

any info appreciated
Chris
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 19:06

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 19:06
oil seal to the front wheel gone leaking oil into one of the front brakes casig it to pull under braking. Checkfor oil around the wheel especially inside of the wheel
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Reply By: Member - Tony B (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 19:14

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 19:14
Hi. From experience its best to get it looked by an expert as it could be any of the following: Tyre/Brake problem, Ball Joints, Piman Arm, linkages or any of the axel ball joint bearings. Usually not hard to find the weak link by getting a mate to turn the wheel why you check them all out. I had an 80 series that was a combo of tyres and a worn pitman arm. Best of Luck.
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Reply By: DIO - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 19:25

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 19:25
Get it checked by someone who knows what they are doing and PLEASE PLEASE don't drive it on the roads. Apart from being highly illegal, to knowingly drive a vehicle with such defect it could also be fatal from someone else in the wrong place at the wrong time if all went pear shaped. Hope you can get it resolved.
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Reply By: iccey_1969 - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 19:46

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 19:46
I spoke to my mechanic today, he checked out the rods and bits, today he replaced all the bushes which fixed the wondering all over the road parts. so its just the braking and swaying to the right that is of concern. we had a good look at everything that turns the wheel. might have to check out the brakes themselves i guess. thanks for the help
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Follow Up By: Bushtrek - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 21:48

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 21:48
In that case suggest you have the caster checked for alignment.
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Reply By: Stephen M (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 21:19

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 21:19
I had the same issue with the old lux, turned out to be a partly seized caliper on passengers side. The drivers side was working properly when braking, the passengers wasnt so was causing it to pull quit severely to the right. Ended up getting both sides done as I figure if one side had gone the other probably wouldnt have been to far behind, both calipers done the same milage. When it comes to brakes the way I look at it at the end of the day they could save your life or some one elses so I want them working 100%. Hope you find th problem. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 21:22

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 21:22
Not sure if the cruiser is the same but on the hilux the drag link had a big screw and this could be adjusted by screwing in or out to adjust free play in the steering, made a huge difference to mine stopped it wandering big time. Regards steve M
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Reply By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 22:19

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 22:19
Maybe check your tyre pressures....... Probably already done but??????
If not then sounds like a sticky caliper. Not hard to fix but really need to know what your doing. May need to get new pistons too....
Peter
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 00:35

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 00:35
in the 80 series it was a castor kit that solved the prob.....has it had a lift??? thats twhy ours needed it done....

Laura
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Reply By: iccey_1969 - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 06:59

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 06:59
Yes had a 2 inch lift, maybe that is why as it may put the whole ute out of balance.
Ill give check the breaks first then move on from there.
Thanks for the help guys oh and lady!
Chris
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