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Old 12-05-2010, 01:46 PM
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Default HELP! Bearing issue- pulls to right and clicks?

After replacing a VERY destroyed drivers side front bearing on my 04 2wd ranger edge, drivers side functions perfectly, bearing now has the wheel nice and tight, brake pads/caliper assembly all went on fine. After the install, the truck pulls to the right pretty bad during braking. Thought it was a loss of braking power to the drivers side- everything is PERFECT, no grease on pads or rotor. Passenger side shows no signs of a bad bearing, and only pulls to the right during braking. Passenger side also clicks on occasion.

What could this be? Passenger side bearing going too?- would explain the clicking, but not the fact that it only pulls to the right during braking. We didnt touch the passengers side.

Left side brakes didnt seat right?

Do bearings need to be done in twos?

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clicking on passenger side started directly after the install on the drivers side.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:06 PM
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Okay other possibilities- Bearing was put in with the OLD racer...which isnt good. Would this cause this? also, we didnt do the passengers side, should bearings be done at the same time? also, would this even cause this problem....because it is only during braking.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:12 PM
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Default Re: HELP! Bearing issue- pulls to right and clicks?

I've never replaced my bearings but I don't believe you need to replace both unless they are both bad. It seems kind of pointless to put a new bearing with the old racer, but I don't think that would cause pulling during braking only. Not sure though.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:24 PM
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thats what i figured. ive got no leads.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: HELP! Bearing issue- pulls to right and clicks?

Have you had the wheels aligned since replacing the bearing?

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Also, did you replace one set of pads, calipers, or disk and not the other side? And check to make sure there is nothing that is pinching the brake line on the driver side.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:42 PM
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Could be that your caliper pins are binding and causing the brakes to grab more on the passenger side. You might want to pull them, clean then up and grease them with high temp brake grease. They need that at least once a year. You don't want to have to pull a seized pin out of the bracket. NOT a fun job.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:17 AM
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Default Re: HELP! Bearing issue- pulls to right and clicks?

Today i will completely rebuild both sides (Inner, outer, seals, and racers). I will have to look at the caliper pins then, but the problem arose after i did the bearing, it wasnt present before.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:15 AM
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Today i will completely rebuild both sides (Inner, outer, seals, and racers). I will have to look at the caliper pins then, but the problem arose after i did the bearing, it wasnt present before.
You would've had to remove the caliper to work on the bearings, so disturbed the pins. That could have been all that was needed.

You did say that the pads and rotors were free of grease and oil, correct?
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:12 AM
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You would've had to remove the caliper to work on the bearings, so disturbed the pins. That could have been all that was needed.

You did say that the pads and rotors were free of grease and oil, correct?
Yes, the pads and rotors were free of grease, and both sanded. How do i check if the pins are disturbed? I completely greased them up with a GENEROUS amount of grease on both pins. The right front pin seemed to be sticking again, but how much movement do these pins undergo under normal braking? I imagine the pins only move very slighty upon applying the brake.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:10 AM
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The sticking pin could be your problem. THey should slide fairly easily given that they are coated in a thick grease. Try to see what the hang up problem is. If the pin is rough, you might be able to clean it up with a wire brush and sand paper. If you can't, get a new pin.

They don't move much but if the pin is hanging up, that's not good.
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