I have a problem with Swift 2007, 1328cc Japanese:
Occasionally at braking the car slightly pulls left. Brake pads were changed on Saturday and soon i noticed this is happening. But if i apply the brakes real hard to engage ABS it gets straight instead of pulling.
Now my guess is, the left caliper is probably stuck and applies earlier than the right one causing the pull, while at hard brake the brake gets balanced as by that time right one has also applied. Also the left wheel smells a lot, another sign indicating left one is faulty/stuck or piston is closer to the pad causing more friction, as right one if low on pressure due to faulted fluid supply would not work fine at hard brake and also won't make left one smell. Now assuming i might have to change the calipers as a worst case scenario if cleaning and servicing them doesn't work, what would be the cost of calipers for Swift?
Also if any guru can add up if my self diagnosis is wrong, what would be the possible cause? Car is perfectly aligned and balance as this issue came only after changing pads and later car was serviced with wheels taken off so maybe some contamination has been caused at the rotor, pad or has dried the caliper/piston. Some light on the matter please will be appreciated. Thanks