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Old 07-06-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Brakes pulling to left

I have had an ongoing battle for about the past 12 months with my beloved 2002 325Xi wagon year with the brakes pulling to the left. I would appreciate any insights.

I bought with 80K in 2009, it has approximately 160K now.
  • Drives straight as an arrow on multiple road surface/conditions.
  • No aftermarket suspension, lower kits etc.
  • Brakes straight when car is cold.
  • As soon as car is warm, it pulls to the left approximately 10 degrees consistently. This applies to low or high speed brake.
  • Braking is smooth, no jerks, jolts, surges etc.
  • L/R Tire tread wear is uniform.
  • L/R Tire pressure is equal.
  • When braking on ice, car will just about pull me into the oncoming lane.
  • No brake, ABS lights etc when pulling to left.
  • No slop noted when using crow bar on all front end components.

L/R calipers replaced
L/R rotors replaced
L/R brake lines replaced

I have had the above components replaced individually. After each repair is complete, the car brakes fine for about a week then goes back to pulling to the left.
Both front wheel have the same brake dust and feel approximately the same temperature after braking.

Any ideas…? Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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Front Control Arm Bushings would be my first place to check. Because we make lots of right-hand turns in America, your driver's FCAB is going to wear more (that has been my hypothesis). FCABs make a big difference in how your brakes perform in terms of braking in a straight line.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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You seem to have covered everything. Did you bleed your brakes? How many miles has the car been like this?
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