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#5185 of 5646 Re: Problem: Rotors and Brake Pads [bcao]
Aug 20, 2010 (11:36 pm)
I'm about to buy a used Toyota Camry 2007 SE (V6). I've been going through a lot of posts and comments about problems with the transmission, oil leakage etc... I just want to find out if all 2007 V6 SEs have this problem. If they do, I'll pass. But if not, is there a way to determine if the one i'm considering has this problem??? the VIN number is 4T1BK46K47U505038.
One more thing, I paid for the CARFAX VIN report and up until now, there's no record of transmission problems, oil leakage, etc.
The car was manufactured 04/17/2006.
Please I need your advice so I can make a well informed decision.
Thanx a mill in advance...
#5186 of 5646 Re: Problem: Rotors and Brake Pads [shiloson]
Aug 21, 2010 (2:42 am)
If I were you I would stay away from 2007 to 2009 models. They have very major problems. I had 2007 Camry and had all kinds of major problems (transmission replaced but did not fix the problem, very bad vibrations on the highway over 40mph, pulling, burning oils, rattles, vibration with brakes .....). I took the car to the dealer countless times since the first day I bought it. After driving it for 3 years I said it was enough and sold it when it had only 14000k miles on it. If you really want to buy Camry, look for 2010 & 2011. They have fixed most of the problems on the recent models.
#5187 of 5646 Re: Problem: Rotors and Brake Pads [vizyo]
Aug 21, 2010 (3:57 am)
If it was me, I'd stay away from all Toyota problems since it seems like they are now finally getting caught with their pants down for all the lies about the quality of their products. I don't think any model they have made in the past 10 years hasn't had at least one recall. Just has to make me wonder what else they are hiding and has all their problems really been solved. How can you trust a company like that who has lied through their teeth about nothing wrong with their products.
#5188 of 5646 Re: Problem: Rotors and Brake Pads [vizyo]
Aug 21, 2010 (4:02 am)
And we have a 2007 that has been a fabulous vehicle.
#5189 of 5646 Bleed brakes on 2007 Camry, 4cyl.
Aug 21, 2010 (11:25 am)
Has anyone done this?
What kind of fluid did you use?
Did you buy an "autobleeder" so it could be a one-person job? If so, where did you buy it and how much did it cost?
Thanks for any and all tips/tricks/advice.
#5190 of 5646 Re: Bleed brakes on 2007 Camry, 4cyl. [notmybmw]
Aug 21, 2010 (1:26 pm)
Yes, I did a brake job a couple months ago. Replaced rear pads, flushed and bled all four brakes.
I have a one man bleeder which I typically use to pull a vacuum at each wheel. To be honest, I don't remember where I got it or how much it costs. MIght have been a Harbor Freight store, or some autoparts store. I'd guess maybe 15 or 20 bucks.
I use that to do the major flushing of the fluid, but revert back to a 2 person 'pump and hold it' as the final bleed. I had one of my daughters just pump the brakes and hold it, then cracked the bleeder to be sure each caliper was bleed properly. Then move on and do the next wheel.
Just be careful to never let the master cylinder run dry, or you'll probably need to take it to a dealership to have the anti-lock brake system energized and purged. I just use a quart of the standard autoparts store Prestone Dot 3 brake fluid (if I recall correctly). Look it up in the owners manual, it will tell you the Dot standard.
I posted earlier the specifics, but I think it cost me something like $40 bucks for a set of pads and fluid.
It's really a pretty simple replacement on the Toyota, compared to some other vehicle's I've owned before.
Aug 21, 2010 (4:57 pm)
Would you buy an american car? Don't even think about Toyota after all the lies and deceit they have used against consumers. We have (I am sorry to say) a 2007 v6 and we almost blew engine due to the oil leak problem they had (but first denied). At least with an american car you know what you.re getting-JUNK.
#5192 of 5646 Re: Bleed brakes on 2007 Camry, 4cyl. [kiawah]
Aug 21, 2010 (5:15 pm)
Prestone Dot 3 brake fluid
Dot 5 is now available and is backward compatible.
#5193 of 5646 Re: Shame on You! [ledzepplin]
Aug 21, 2010 (5:40 pm)
You already own the junk, buy an american car and step up, even most mags and Consumers REports are rating them better than Toilet, I mean toyota.
#5194 of 5646 Re: Problem: Rotors and Brake Pads [shiloson]
Aug 27, 2010 (2:11 pm)
I own a 2007 V6 XLE Camry with 58,000+ miles. (It is my second vehicle.) ---- It has only be serviced by the selling dealer since new. ----- It has been trouble free. -- It gets 30+ mpg on long highway trips! ----- I have had NO transmission issues. --- I did have the flexible oil line replaced under the extended Toyota warranty. The hose did not break. ----- Some people are having issues with these vehicles by my XLE has been a great vehicle.