1998 Chevy Astro Pulls to right on initial braking

Tiny
MARKU1234
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET ASTRO
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 189,000 MILES
When I initially apply the brakes, especially over 50 mph, the vehicle pulls hard to the right. After the initial application of the brakes, it "evens out" and pulls the same on both sides. My local mechanic who
is very experienced is perplexed because he has checked the brakes very thoroughly and cannot find anything wrong.
2 years ago, I pulled the fuse on the abs system, thinking that might make a difference, but to no avail. There was no change whatsoever.
My dealer mentioned a rather expensive fix but did not want to guarantee it to work. He said there is a type of manifold or valve that the brake system distributes pressure from. It was quoted as $1500 repair. What do you think?
Thanks,
Mark Urban
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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 AT 9:35 PM

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Tiny
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HI
Most likely left caliper is applying a tad late. The combination valve is for front rear aplication to equalize brake pressure would have no bearring on problem. Have your Tech check application timing of calipers. Also alignment may be a factor and rear brakes out of adjustment.
Hope this helps
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 AT 8:13 AM

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