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41 Super pulls hard to the right on braking


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My 41 Super pulls hard to the right  particularly as the car 

comes to a stop.  Its not overly noticeable with gradual braking.  The  braking system has been inspected and the brakes adjusted but the problem persists.

 

What should I look at next?

 

Thanks a lot.

 

HC

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Could be a brake hose delaminated or plugged. You should be able to disconnect it and run a length of #10 wire through it. If you aren't sure when they were changed last or over 20 years changing all three is a good starting point.

 

Peeling back the wheel cylinder cups and looking for thick brown mud is a good where to follow Pete's advice.

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My 38 Special pulled hard to the right, almost yanking the steering wheel out of my hands when cold and after the brakes warmed up it got a bit less but was still there.  Turned out to be a bad inner wheel bearing seal which allowed grease to leak onto the brake shoe surfaces.  I replaced the seal and the brake shoes and now I can take my hands off the steering wheel while braking and it doesn't move.

 

Steve D

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21 minutes ago, BuickBob49 said:

Under hard braking, my 39 Roadmaster sometimes pulls to the left, sometimes pulls to the right. Puzzling. Any thoughts? 

 

What kind of tires are you running? Truck ruts and bias-ply tires can make for some interesting steering behavior.

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My 35 with mechanical brakes starting pulling hard to the left when braking,I thought I might have a stuck cable so I'm soaking it with WD 40.I ordered a shop manual so I can adjust the cables like it says,hopefully that will help.At least I don't have to worry about brake fluid leaks.

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