The car pulls to the left when brakes are applied, also a noise like bad shock, a kind of knocking. Is it a bad caliper, maybe steering arm? 98 Cavalier

Asked by Nov 09, 2013 at 04:20 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When the brakes are applied, the car pulls to the left, and when turning or up the driveway, a knocking can be heard.

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When your car pulls to the left when breaking it could mean you have a bad Brake Caliper that is sticking and making your brakes or rotors wear out unevenly causing more breaking power on one side than the other. The knocking noises sounds like your suspension, like a ball joint or lower control arm. I suggest you take your car to the mechanic and have them check your brakes as soon as possible.

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