Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Why does the suspension move around when I stop my vehicle?

asked by on

I replaced my tie rod end on the driver side front....but when i stop my car seems to shift to that side when I hit the brakes....

My car has 222735 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic....

Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. Check the tie rod end and make sure that it is secured tight. Check the surrounding suspension around the tie rod end and see if anything is loose. Check the brakes and see if the caliper is sticking on that side. Usually a sticking brake caliper will apply the brakes early on one side causing the wheel to slow down before the other wheels causing the vehicle to shift to that side. If you need further assistance with your vehicle, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you with your vehicle drifting to one side when applying the brakes.

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: Leak in the front passenger side under the hood

You may have a coolant leak from the water pump seal due to a bearing being bad. This would account for the leak and noise you are getting. I would recommend not driving the vehicle until this is diagnosed and...

Q: Lights don't work correctly

The first thing to check is the connector where it was replaced. A mechanic would need to check to see if the connector is wired correctly and that it has the proper power and ground to power the headlight. You...

Q: What could be the reason the front shakes when I go over 60mph.? Thank you for your help.

Hi...unbalanced wheels and tires, tire defects and bent wheels, and loose, worn out suspension parts are the typical causes of vehicle front end vibration at speed. It is also possible that loose, or defective, motor mounts can be a cause...

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.