Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Front brakes drag and bind up

asked by on

After driving about 5 miles, the front brakes drag and bind up. The brakes will release, but only after the car has been parked for an hour; then I can drive it again. However, the same thing happens the next time I drive. It has new brake fluid and also was bled. These have already been replaced: flex lines, brake lines, calipers, rotors, & pads. What will fix this?

A: Hello. It sounds like the vehicle's bra...

Hello. It sounds like the vehicle's brake master cylinder may be faulty which could cause the front calipers to lock up. There could also be a problem with the proportioning valve in the brake system. This is known to cause the front calipers to lock up. I would suggest that you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, come and complete a brakes, steering, and suspension inspection to pinpoint why your brakes are locking.

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: I hear a hissing nose when I press on my brakes car barely stops

This may be related to your brake booster which is mounted on the firewall, and has what is called a master cylinder attached to it. The purpose of the brake booster is to assist in the stopping power of your...

Q: Brake pedal going all the way to the floor.

The pedal going down to the floor usually indicates a loss of hydraulic pressure. Possible causes include a leaking brake hose, a dysfunctional caliper, or a wheel cylinder. Also a master cylinder leaking either externally or internally will cause the...

Q: My van won't start.. it's not the battery or the starter they are both brand new and I also had the starter relay changed ..

Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The code P1684 is for a battery disconnect from the battery to the computer system. The corrosion on the battery cable will block electrical current from traveling from the battery to the computer....

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...