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Van pulls left when braking

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van pulls left when braking
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Chevy
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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, my name is***** anything been replaced? This would usually point toward the front right brake not working correctly which could be due to worn pads, caliper that needs to be lubricated, or caliper that is not working.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
had new brakes and rotors installed
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
they wanted 900 to replace brake modulator
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
Did they test caliper? Caliper is MUCH more likely to cause the problem then the modulator.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
nope
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
I would start by doing that or even replacing the caliper. The caliper is pretty cheap, much better place to start then modulator. To verify caliper is the problem you could crack bleeder to make sure fluid is making it to caliper when pressing on brakes, if so replace. Let me know how it goes or if you have more questions. Thanks.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
left or right caliper
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
The right caliper. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
my van rocks side to side on highway really bad above 50. whats with that?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
replaced shocks, rotated tires and balanced them
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
It seems to vibrate or sway when turning?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
I'm not sure what you mean by rocks side to side?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
hmm. small dip in road causes van to rock left to right like has a bad spring? I don't know how else to describe it??
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it will drive straight
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
That description works. If you replaced the struts the only other thing that would come to mind is sway bar links/bushings. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
im 52 all I drive are vans. 30000 miles per year I never expierence this before
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
Based on description it sounds like vehicle is swaying. Main things to cause swaying are sway bar problems or strut problems. You could also look at other things such as worn ball joints and steering components but I think the sway bar issue is more likely if struts have been replaced. And vehicle pulling left is usually caused by front right caliper. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.
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