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Re: Brake grab


Steve,

My vote is the caliper might be frozen on the side opposite the side its
pulling towards.

Do you have a Brake-O in your part of the country? My '71 had a frozen
caliper and I took both calipers off and had them rebuilt at Brake-O. It
only cost $35.00 for both.

You might want to go ahead and replace the pads first, there're cheap. Be
sure to check the rotor thickness, too. Mine had been turned "way" to thin.

Steve B.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Ayres <comwest@well.com>
To: type3@vwtype3.org <type3@vwtype3.org>
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 1998 9:23 PM
Subject: Brake grab


>
>I'm breaking my car in before I go to the Classic, and things are going
>pretty well, but I've got one little weirdness I hope y'all can help
>with. On braking it pulls to one side. I've had the alignment checked
>out, and the alignment guys traced it to the brakes. They tried bleeding
>the caliper oon the slow side, but it came up good, no air in there.
>What are the other possible causes of this?
>
>These are old VW guys, and one thought he remembered there should be a
>shim between the caliper and the backing plate, but I didn't have them
>before and it all worked fine. Ideas?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Steven Ayres, Prescott AZ
>'66 KGhia 1600
>


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