It sounds like a possible stiff caliper that may or may not need replacement. You need to determine the source of the pull. A suspension problem should not be forgot about. A weak suspension component can cause a weight shift that can cause a pull when braking. Not as likley. A collapsed brake hose can casue a restriction that can cause a brake pull. Alos not likley. IF the caliper is pull, the way the pads are wearing can tell a story. Are they worn beveled, is one pad thin of the four, is just the outer pad thin etc. I would check to see for wear on the surface the pads are sliding on. I would evalute how difficult the caliper piston is when pressing it back in.
If nothing is obvious in the front, I would also check the rear brakes for any abnormalities. Regardless, I would clean the rear brakes and adjust them out to balance the braking. A problem in the rear can cause a brake pull.
IF you decide to replace the front brakes, I would not turn the rotors, I'd replace them. I like Advance auto wearever rotors. The problem with turning them is it is more likley to end up with a brake pulsation as the heat is not dissapated as well, warping the rotors that are now thinner.
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 AT 3:01 PM