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Front left of 90 lifts when setting off.

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by John Halliwell, Feb 8, 2018.

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  1. Turboman

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    Standard Britpart springs are good, and cheap.
     
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    Get A FAT Bird tu sit in the front seat ! :oops::p
     
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    I can get my Disco to shack side 2 side just blipin the gass pedle !
     
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    Is that with or without a fat burd in the passenger seat?
     
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    :eek::eek:I can only HOPE Ange dunt read this thread !:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Anyway you can get some one to video the outside (wife view) while you blip the throttle or pull off etc?
     
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    Not sure if we need to see his wife videoing him pulling off? :eek::D

    But pics and vids are always helpful. :)
     
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    You absolutely sure that all 4 pistons will in the left hand calliper are actually moving evenly when the brake is pushed? I.e extending by the same amount.

    This particular ‘pulling to the right’ symptom still sounds like a brake issue to me

    On a safe place (car park etc) do an emergency stop from a moderate speed (10mph or so) with your hands off the steering wheel and see what it does.

    If it massively pulls to the right then there is a problem with your front left brake. If it tries to spin you round then both your front brakes are shot and the rears are doing all the work.
     
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    :eek:
    That wasn’t the type of video I had in mind but if that’s what gets posted then we should probably move this to AG:eek:
     
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    The pulling has gone since cleaning the calipers and drums. I was putting 2 and 2 and getting a chicken there.
     
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    +1 - I've got br*tpart OEM springs on my D1 - less than £20 quid a corner - worth doing IMHO :)
     
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    Springs are definitely something britpart are good at, I've got them on mine and they still shine like new. They haven't been anywhere for three years but they look nice:)
     
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    okay good stuff, i did wonder if there was 2 things going on simultaneously that was confusing things
     
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    I think you've got this, but as you are new to your Landy I'm going to take a chance on coming across a bit cheeky. Your handbrake operates a drum brake on the gearbox and does not act on the wheels. You don't want to be pulling the handbrake on before you've come to a stop and don't want to be pulling away with it still on a tad.
     
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    Very true. And the handbrake linkage is always better under adjusted than over adjusted.
     
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