Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: eustis , Florida
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Screwy Proportioning valve possibly?
After all this brake work, my bronco no longer shakes (thanks to straight rotors),BUT the darn thing is still darting to the left after driving a few miles and the brakes warm up [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img].
It has been doing this for quite some time, even before thorough front suspension analysis, before my rear axle brg. started leaking, *new* hydraulic hoses, so i dont believe anything other than the front brake system from the Proportioning valve to the pads can still be causing this, but i DID notice that all four PSA backed shims on the new pads are bunching up and have shifted forward, and alternately left & right side, occasionally have a burning pad odor from the front brakes.
Is it possible something could be fud-up with that valve, which isnt the type with that bleeder rod btw, or does this still sound like both (2nd set) of reman calipers are sticking from time to time [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]. Keep in mind that it has been doing this before with the original calipers and i just checked the 3 year old pads and the inners and outers are exactly to the *thousanth* evenly worn on both sides. I dont get it...
Sorry for the long post, but this is really driving me nuts [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
Oh, let me add that the only looseness in the front suspension is a tiny bit of play from my steering box, according to the alignment mechanic, but it would seem to me that if this had anything to do with it, it would pull in either direction if at all. I will fix that as soon as i figure a way to adjust it w/o buying a $150.00 torque wrench that will go down to 7 inch lbs.
Any advise will greatly be appreciated [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]