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Hard pull when braking...

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#1 Mr.Atlantis

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 05:50 PM

  • 1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5l

 

Scenario 1: Hands on Wheel

Pulls very hard to the left when braking.  After letting off the brakes - the car will immediately straighten itself out.


Scenario 2: Hands off the Wheel

If traveling in a straight line - Wheel turns to left when braking as if some kind of auto pilot has been engaged, but the vehicle continues in a straight path.  After letting off the brakes - the wheel straightens out.  Once again, maintaining a pretty straight path.

 

Obviously Scenario 2 is undoubtedly dangerous.  We have temporarily learned to counter steer while braking.  Terrible thing to have to learn.

 

 

 

Any thoughts on where I should begin?

  • One of Front Struts?
  • Rack or Rack bushings?
  • Tie-rods?
  • I’ve already replaced Calipers, Pads and Rotors all the way around the car.  My initial thought was a hanging caliper.

Kind regards



#2 Mr.Atlantis

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:37 PM

I would have to imagine that whatever the issue is, it would be similar on any vehicle regardless of make, correct?



#3 Mr.Atlantis

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 02:19 PM

Any suggestions?



#4 nipper

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 11:07 PM

Go back and check your work on the calipers. 199 this car is old enough to need front end work. A bad bushing can cause this. 







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