Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car pulls to left when braking

asked by on

The car dips and pulls to the left side when applying the brakes momentarily. The brake pads were recently replaced. I suspect a caliper sticking, brake fluid line collapse, or other problem.

A: A car that pulls to one direction when appl...

A car that pulls to one direction when applying the brakes is a sign of a sticking brake caliper or a failing brake caliper. For your Acura, you are on the right track to suspect a collapsed brake line or sticking caliper. Due to the fact that you recently had brake work done, it is likely that your Acura’s caliper sliders need to be properly lubricated so that the caliper can slide freely and all four wheels can then brake evenly. To be 100% certain however, I would recommend enlisting the assistance of a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to come by and inspect your brake system in person. They will be able to quickly identify why your Acura is pulling to the left when the brakes are applied and be able to make the repairs needed to keep your Acura driving straight while braking.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car is shaking when accelerating.

Hi there. The description you have provided, leads me to believe you are experiencing an inner cv wobble. The inner cv joint has excessive play, this results in shaking upon acceleration. Another possibility would be, a broken engine or transmission...

Q: Car stalled at 70 mph, SOS warning on

Hello. The purpose of the SOS button is to enable you to call BMW when there is a problem with the car or in the event of an emergency. It sounds like there is a problem with the transmission and...

Q: Is it possible for a leakfrom the slave/master cylinder to leak and then destroy the clutch from melting or burning on?

Hello. Yes the hydraulic brake fluid can cause the clutch to burn out and fail. The master cylinder is located next to the firewall on the left passenger side of the engine. The master cylinder is right above the clutch....

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...