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      New bushings and brake lines but steering wheel turns on brake

      07 200k miles
      Braking at speeds over 40mph make the steering wheel turn to the left.
      New control arm bushings, ball joints, away bar links, brake lines, calipers, and an alignment. Breaking at any speed but especially at 40mph and above the wheel turns to the left pulling the car to the left.

      The harder we brake the harder it turns. We can counter steer to straighten the car and straighten the wheel at a dead stop.



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      I would suspect the master cylinder provided everything you did was checked for proper operation.

      Usually if you brake, and the car pulls the opposite caliper isn't working.. so the right side caliper should be checked.
      you can take it out, and put something like a neoprene wedge in there.. and had someone slight press the brake pedal to see if the caliper is closing. However, since you have already replaced that caliper, I would assume it is working and was bled properly.
      It could also be the flexible line on the brake allowing the lack of pressure build.

      It could also be a rear brake, but since the drums are so weak they are unlikely to cause the steering wheel to turn with the car.

      I drove a 66 VW bus that only had a rear right brake.. I only found that out after hitting the brakes and doing an odd series of donut spinouts in traffic.. luckily I didn't hit anything.




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