What job Posted November 25, 2010 Report Share Posted November 25, 2010 Hey all, Well the Father in-law has returned from the mainland . And the complaints about his 90 Eldo pulling to the right when the brakes are applied have started again . As well , he has now been complaining about poor fuel mileage . Well ... today for reasons I won't go into , I had to drive his car . First thing I noticed was the hard pull to the right , just as he said . Next was the obvious feeling that the front brakes weren't releasing . At least it sure feels as if the front brakes are not releasing . This of course would explain the poor fuel mileage . This car only has 80k on it , and of course spends most of the time parked . One of the front calipers was replaced a couple of years ago at a local shop , which seemed to help the pulling to the right . I suspect that maybe when the caliper was replaced the addition of fresh brake fluid into the system may have helped a sticking proportioning valve , and this was the cause for the improved braking . The shop said that after replacing the caliper it found that the caliper was not the cause of the braking problem , but they had found a kinked brake line that they felt was the problem . How they missed a kinked line before the caliper replacement is not known . But seeing as to how the same problem has returned , I have to think there's another cause other than a kinked line , or sticking calipers . Any thoughts on whether or not the proportioning valve could cause the sticking front brakes ? Any thoughts of why the front brakes are not releasing ? Thanks for any input , and I hope all have a happy holiday ! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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