Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Front wheel 4-wheel drive is locking up when coming to a stop

asked by on

AWD is causing issues

My car has 123000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. It sounds like you could be havin...

Hi there. It sounds like you could be having a brake concern. If the front wheels are locking up, there could be issues with the abs actuator, brake lines, calipers, or proportioning valve. As this is a safety issue, I strongly suggest acquiring a qualified technician to perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary parts and avoid possible safety issues. YourMechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a wheels are locking up inspection so that this concern can be addressed accordingly.

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

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: Im am looking for a car that is AWD and 5 speed but aside from a subaru i have no clue where to look.

Hello - lots of all-wheel drive with a manual transmission models to choose from: Chevy Equinox, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, BMW 3-series, Audi A3, or A4 and so on. Happy motoring!

Q: Possible ECM problem

Hello! Im assuming the code was a P0606 which indicates a PCM/ECM processor internal fault. I suggest checking the wiring and terminal at the ECM because at times it will be just a bad connection/wire causing the trouble code. There...

Q: Engine

It sound like you may have a problem with a fuel injector that is flooding the engine out. Another possibility is that the fuel vapor valve is not closing and will flood the engine with vapor. It takes about an...

Related articles

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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.