Whenever I hit the brakes the rear driver side of the car is pulled down. What can cause this?

Asked by Oct 05, 2012 at 04:33 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The body of the car is literally pulled down, this only occurs for the rear driver side of the car. As if someone was sitting on the car. Sometimes the effect is very strong and even a slight press of the break will start pulling the car down, this happesn when it has recently rained. It would typically stop doing it after driving for a bit but recently it was still persisted.

2 Answers


you need the rear brakes adjusted.. the brakes in the back are grabbing too soon causing your problem.. the damp air from raining will increase the effect you are having..

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Coming that far down... I'd say along with the brake issue you possibly found a suspension issue also. The rear end of that car weighs nothing and for the back end to sag is weird because usually the tire would lock up and hop. Do what Andrew said and ask them to check the rear coil springs also. My step dads rear coil broke on his 01 grand am gt.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,780
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 1,260
#3 mbar1
Reputation 1,140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,008 Great Deals out of 85,694 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
793 Great Deals out of 34,401 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Camaro
280 Great Deals out of 38,300 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
668 Great Deals out of 77,418 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
874 Great Deals out of 74,435 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
696 Great Deals out of 58,725 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
361 Great Deals out of 44,495 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Sunfire
446 listings
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 81,611 listings starting at $899
Used Dodge Neon
893 listings
Used Toyota Camry
1,096 Great Deals out of 96,274 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet S-10
10 Great Deals out of 1,658 listings starting at $2,450
Used Nissan Maxima
347 Great Deals out of 25,224 listings starting at $1,400