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Fiat pulls left HARD when braking...

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:43 am
by marcellic
My Fiat 124 Spider (1980) pulls left HARD when I apply the brakes. Slight left pull when not applying the brakes. Tires are fair, brake lines are good, calibers seem to be working properly. However the issue is still here. Has anyone had a similar issue or think they may know what is wrong?

Re: Fiat pulls left HARD when braking...

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:53 am
by Miltonian
Pulling hard to the left generally means that the right front brake isn't working. I would suspect that either the caliper is frozen, or the flexible brake line is internally collapsed. Not difficult to diagnose or repair either of these issues. If one side is bad, the other one probably isn't far behind. Good luck!

Re: Fiat pulls left HARD when braking...

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:11 pm
by JDA
Alternate cause could be; Rear 'traction bars' bushings shot in either, one, or the other. (unintended 'rear' steer..)
It was a condition came across when we were a dealer 66-82

(collapsed rubber internal brake hose also possibility

Re: Fiat pulls left HARD when braking...

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:56 pm
by Dracer
What is the rust situation on the upper strut mount? I have seen many rust out there and cause this problem.