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Pulling to the right...

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Mac, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Mac

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    MOT tester noted a few weeks ago that the front RH wheel seemed "sticky" and felt that either the brakes or the bearings were binding a little. Brake test passed perfectly so no problems.

    BUT, I am starting to notice sometimes the car wants to pull to the right and I either need to brake or steer around a corner to relieve the pulling. I don't drive it that often so haven't managed to pin point it yet,

    Is this a common issue with brakes binding? or wheel bearings binding? Zed is usually driven once a week for 10 miles or so at a time.
     
  2. Aceman

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    I wouldn't have thought it would be your wheel bearings going especially on such a low mileage car even if it doesn't get driven too much, more likely to be a sticking caliper through little use. It could either be the caliper not sliding smoothly or the actual piston sticking causing the pads to stay stuck to the disc either way it needs investigating further. I would just as a starter jack the front up and just spin the wheels to see if they are binding, they should spin quite freely without any resistance. Also make sure your discs are nice and clean without any build up of rust on the surface or outer edge which can cause binding aswell, failing that if you don't fancy it yourself get your indy to have a look shold be a nice and easy job for them to tackle.
     
  3. Mac

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    Ok, i'm happy with mechanicals so will have a butchers tonight if the weather holds off...

    I'm hoping its not the bearing - i've had bad experience with pullers... :(|)
     
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    Hi Mac,

    If the caliper is sticking the disk on that side will get warm, go out for a gentle run with minimal or ideally no brake use and see if that disk is warm (or hot, watch out for burnt fingers!).
     

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