Braking Issue?

anonymoususaranonymoususar Member Posts: 1
edited September 2015 in Chevrolet
Hello, newish car owner here.

A new issue has come to my attention when driving my cavalier, when I go to make a stop while driving the car, the rear end of the car feels as if its lowering itself as I put pressure on the brake, and the car makes a hard stop, even with lighter pressure applied to the brake.
No new sounds are being made, no lights are on the dashboard, and when looking underneath the car I am too inexperienced to know if there is anything physically wrong with it suddenly. I purchased this car about 5 months ago, and the previous owner told me that they installed new brake lines, so I am not sure if that's what is wrong with it, or something else?

Anyone have any idea out there? Any and all help is greatly appreciated.


  • joejoesonjoejoeson Member Posts: 44
    Something is causing your rear brakes to seize. It looks like with your model car, you have rear drum brakes, at least that seems typical for a 2002 chevy cavalier. So maybe the installation of the brake lines were wrong, or someone tightened the starwheel to tight on the rear drum brake. It could also be a defective proportioning valve.
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