97 VW Jetta GLS swerve to the right

Tiny
PIMJAX42
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  • 1997 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
When driving my jetta I can't go no faster than 50mph and when changing gears or braking my jetta will swerve to the right unexpectaly. Also When changing from second to third or going into neutral and braking the right front side grinds. The problem is all on the right front side of my car. I have changed the brake pads and the rotor, I was told about checking my bearing's and something else but I don't even know where to locate it. Can you please tell me where to locate the problem and what could cause this problem and what are my options. So far I have changed my serpentine belt, starter and alternator. I have been having problems whenever I would fix something else and my engine light will not go off. I am scared that I may have a accident because my car swerves to the right as if my tires lock. Please whatever information you may have about my problems I would greatly appreciate any feed back.

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Monday, August 26th, 2013 AT 2:13 PM

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Tiny
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I need you to check something. To me, it sounds like the left brake isn't working. As a result, it pulls to the right. Lift the car and spin the left front wheel. Have a helper hit the brakes while you are turning the wheel. Does it stop spinning when the brake is hit?
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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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As far as the wheel bearings, see if the wheels turn easily. Also, is there any noise associated with this problem? Do you hear a humming when driving?
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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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Time to have a professional look at it. What's your life / safety worth? If not yours, think of the other people on the road.

If no money is available, don't drive.

Do It Yourself Repairs has its limits!

Thomas
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Friday, August 30th, 2013 AT 4:31 PM

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