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Toyota Camry, Brakes, Sedan
#142 of 200 Re: Brake and Suspension Repair for 1994 Camry [jodar96]
Oct 14, 2008 (3:22 pm)
>One of the members said not to take your vehicle to Toyota dealer for these repairs. he is so right.>
Not always. We kept taking my daughter's '99 Camry to an independent shop because the brakes felt mushy. They did a number of small fixes but always insisted the brakes were fine. Well, they were not fine. We finally did take it to a dealer and by that time it needed extensive brake work, but at the end of it, she now has fully functioning brakes. Sometimes the dealers have more experience with the cars they service all the time to know the source of the problem if it isn't obvious. Although I agree that an out of warranty car doesn't generally need to have basic services done at a dealer, there are those situations where it is better to spend the extra money.
#143 of 200 Toyota Camry LE 1996 Station Wagon, w/o ABS
Nov 24, 2008 (8:14 pm)
The brake pedal is not firm enough. I just replaced the master cylinder, pads front and back are good. The proportioning valve's lever is broken but I pushed it up and the rear right wheel can actually be turned with bare hands upon braking. The rear left holds slightly better. What difference makes the proportioning valve? May this be a design issue? Assuming that the RR caliper is good, what may be the problem?
#144 of 200 Is brake inspection needed for Camry 2005 LE with 45K?
Apr 16, 2009 (10:56 am)
I have a Camry 2005 LE with 45K. It seems the brakes are still working well since there is no noise or viberating when braking.
So I am wondering if I need to have a comprehensive brake inpections, which is about $80 cost quoted from a local dealer. Or a regular visual inspection is enough at this monment.
Thank you very much!
#145 of 200 Re: Is brake inspection needed for Camry 2005 LE with 45K? [hw99]
Apr 16, 2009 (11:19 am)
No "comprehensive" inspection is needed at this point. You have disk brakes all around, which can be readily checked with the wheels taken off. This can be done when you rotate your tires. If the car is inspected by a professional on a lift, have them visually check the brake lines as well, but I would expect no problems at this low a mileage unless you drive in an area that uses lots of road salt in the winter.
If you do it yourself, don't stick your head in the wheelwells or under the car if the car is supported only by a jack -- use secure jackstands on a hard level surface.
#146 of 200 Re: Is brake inspection needed for Camry 2005 LE with 45K? [210delray]
Apr 16, 2009 (11:29 am)
I really appreciate your info. Have a nice day!
Apr 21, 2009 (12:12 pm)
Hello. I've got a 2003 Camry LE that needs front brakes (disc). I have previously done many brake jobs on non-ABS brakes (on other vehicles). Is there anything specific to the ABS system that should be steering me away from DIY?
#148 of 200 Re: DIY for ABS Brakes? [tomgreen1000]
Apr 21, 2009 (5:51 pm)
It shouldn't make any difference.
#149 of 200 Re: DIY for ABS Brakes? [210delray]
Apr 22, 2009 (10:58 am)
Thanks for the info 210delray!
#150 of 200 Re: DIY for ABS Brakes? [tomgreen1000]
Apr 23, 2009 (5:55 pm)
You're welcome and good luck!
Jun 26, 2009 (9:53 am)
I have some noise in the rear brakes of my 05 Camry. I want to take a look but cannot remove the rear wheel drum. I have lubricated and hammered quite a bit, but the drum will not come loose. There are two threaded holes in the drum. Should I put bolts through them to pull the drum off? Thanks.