car pulls to left when i apply the brake

Asked by Apr 15, 2012 at 02:06 PM about the 2000 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr Sport Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car pulls to the left when I apply the brake

6 Answers

535

I would have to think that you have a lot of miles on it. if that is so , odds are that thepassenger side front brake caliper will be found with frozen pistons in them that are not letting that side work at all. making your car pull to the left real bad, please get your brakes fixed or sell car for parts.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
35

u canjust assume that the caliper is bad i would grease the sliding pins first and see what happens. if the problem isnt fixed then i would replace the caliper.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
12,475

Your car is pulling to left because the right caliper is not working. I would pull both calipers off. Take a good look at them. They can be rebuilt for about $25 per side. If they are real bad you can replace them for about $68 per side. These prices are parts only. I'm guessing you have someone that can do the work. If not shop time should be about 1.5 - 2.0 hours max times their hourly rate.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

I had new brakes put on front and back but I will take it back and have them look at the caliper. Thanks

12,475

Tell them you want old parts if they change anything......Helps keep them more honest.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
12,475

Tell them you want old parts if they change anything......Helps keep them more honest.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Mystery Problem (for me), Car Occasionally Will Not Start 27 answers

    Hi there, I recently received a Cadillac Catera 1998 from my old man, since he doesn't have a need to drive the car. Here is the dilemma, this car has had a history of not starting on occasion. No, cr...

    1998 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car wont move 2 answers

    Have a 1999 caddilac catera and when you press on the brake sometimes it will not move when wanting to go, if you turn the engine off and back on then it will move. When this happens a light that goes...

    1999 Cadillac Catera

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • The brakes on my 2000 Cadillac Catera bget hot and lock up what can i do? 3 answers

    2000 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr Sport Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Break sensor light still on 2 answers

    Ok, Im new to this whole posting thing, but I am absolutely at my wits' end. I just bought '99 Catera 2 months ago and it needed brakes which I knew when I purchased the car. I got both the front and ...

    1999 Cadillac Catera 4 Dr STD Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My brakes make a whoosh sound when applied 2 answers

    Rear brake dragging brakes make a Whoosh sound when applied

    2002 Cadillac Escalade 4 Dr STD AWD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Catera

Looking for a Used Catera in your area?

CarGurus has 51 nationwide Catera listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Cadillac Catera Questions

Cadillac Catera Experts

#1 Diamond009
Diamond009
Reputation 280
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 180
#3 engineer1701
engineer1701
Reputation 170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac DeVille
6 Great Deals out of 1,953 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 81,611 listings starting at $899
Used Cadillac Escalade
308 Great Deals out of 10,694 listings starting at $1,900
Used Buick LeSabre
11 Great Deals out of 2,340 listings starting at $1,795
Used Chevrolet Impala
793 Great Deals out of 34,401 listings starting at $799
Used Toyota Camry
1,096 Great Deals out of 96,274 listings starting at $1,250
Used BMW 5 Series
593 Great Deals out of 14,892 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Yukon
520 Great Deals out of 17,128 listings starting at $1,799
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
776 Great Deals out of 28,447 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,119 Great Deals out of 90,859 listings starting at $1,295