Car not turning left properly

Tiny
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Dear,

My car turns left when I hit the brakes, but,
let us say it takes from 1 - 10 to hit the brake from stepping on the pedal until car stops.

From 1-3 nothing happens.
From 3-6 car turns left.
From 6-10 car is straight.

I changed the caliber, pads, rotor, flushed the brake oil system, rotated tires, etc, to no avail.

I consulted with three different mechanics who checked the caliber, tie-rods, control arm, and all of them couldn't know the reason.

Any advice?

Thanks
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 AT 6:57 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

You indicated the car turns left and you replaced the caliper, which makes sense if it is locking. However, if the right isn't working, it will pull left too.

Let me know specifically what caliper was replaced and if you confirmed the right front brake is working.

Take care,

Joe
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your reply.

I changed the eight caliber and all rotors and pads.

My mechanic next suggestion is to change the left control arm. I am not really excited to do so because I guess he is just "shooting in the dark".

My "gut" tell me that there is an issue of the flow of the brake fluid on the right front side which makes the pressure interrupts only in the middle of the "braking process" and then it releases again because I know exactly how and for how long I need to press the pedal to get this "tern left" action.

But I am not sure. Is there a way to check the continuity of a strong fluid pressure for the whole "braking process "?

Or would you have any other suggestion?

Thanks,
Sam
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Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 AT 12:48 AM
Tiny
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*(right Caliber".
*(turn left).
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Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 AT 12:50 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

When you replaced the passenger side caliper, did you confirm the operation? Did you bleed the system?

If you safely lift one wheel at a time and check for brake drag, are any tight, and are both left and right front working?

Since it isn't pulling until you use the brakes, it is likely brake related. Let me know what all was checked.

Let me know as much as you can. For example, when you bled the brakes, did all air come out of the caliper?

Take care,

Joe
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Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 AT 4:54 PM

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