[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index] [New Search]

[T3] Bakes & Pulling to one side - Help

The short story - 

70 Squareback

Replaced all the brake hoses, pads, calipers, wheel bearings about 1.5 years

The car has always pulled slightly to the right when braking.

Week Master cylinder, tried to re-bleed several times over the past year,
finally the master cylinder went out altogether, would not even pump enough
to beed at all.

Just replaced the Master Cylinder - bench bleed and all - no air left.

Bleed all wheels in the right order - all wheels had great flow, no air.

Took it for a drive - Really pulls to the right now, at least double what it
did. If I let go of the steering wheel the wheel will start to spin when you
brake hard. I can feel that the fronts engage way before the rears now. I
can hear both fronts starting to lock up at about the same time - I think.
I must adjust the rears, I don't think I had much front braking for some
time. I'm sure that the rears have been taking all the load. Have not
adjusted rears since going thru them 1.5 years ago.

I checked the wheel play with a side load while up on jack stands and I
believe that the right wheel has too much play and I must tighten the main
bearing nut.

Tie rods are OK as I replaced the left side that was bad.

Alignment though not checked by a professional has seemed to be OK. No
excessive tire wear etc. Has Tracked straight the past year with no drift,
though after replacing the left tie rod ends I do drift to the right now,
will get that adjusted.

Question - What would be causing me to pull to the right so much - wheel
bearing play a big factor? Pads? or is there some other suspension part that
could be doing this. Minor alignment adjustment do this?

Thought I would give you all as much info as I could. I have done many brake
jobs/master cylinder replacements etc. on other cars and never had this type
of pulling problem.

Help me out.

Chris Picknally
70 Auto, Sun Roof, Squarback

List info at http://www.vwtype3.org/list or mailto:help@vwtype3.org

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index] [New Search]