1997 Dodge Ram brake trouble

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MIKE PUKASH
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  • 1997 DODGE RAM
I have a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4wd truck. The front brakes grab under normal driving conditions pulsing to a stop. The steering wheel does not pull left or right. I have looked at the roters and pads that were done at Brakes Plus 30,000 miles ago. I have plenty of pad and rotors look good. The truck has 110,000 miles on it. At 80,000 I had everything replaced when it was doing the same thing. Worked for 2 years but trouble is back. Cost $500 last time so I wonder if there is something I can do to fix this pesky problem. Thanks!
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Friday, July 27th, 2007 AT 10:53 AM

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Tiny
DIPWEED23
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Rotors probably LOOK fine, but looks arent always accurate. I would pull the rotors and have them turned at the local auto parts store (most do it for nominal fee). They are likely warped a few hundred-thousandths of an inch. Upgrading the brakes to drilled/slotted rotors can make them last longer.

As for them grabbing, make sure the pads havent cracked. If they are still all in one piece, you can refresh the surface with some 120 grit sand paper and a very flat surface.
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Sunday, July 29th, 2007 AT 4:36 PM
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Did you have the rear shoes replaced at 80,000 when the front pads were replaced as at over 100,000 the rear could be wore slam out and letting the front pads do all the work of stopping the truck.
Also the calipers could be sticking as they return back in their bore.
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Sunday, September 9th, 2007 AT 11:05 PM

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