Last post on Jan 01, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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Toyota Camry, Brakes, Sedan
#195 of 200 Re: 2002 Camry, Rear Breake Rotors, Pads, [int64]
Aug 30, 2011 (7:25 am)
I just got back from a Toyota dealer in Middle Island, NY, and they charged me $479 for the front rotors and pads, and $316 for the rear pads. Gee... I have to find me a good independent shop.
#196 of 200 Re: 2007 Camry Problem w/ Brakes [mlc2011]
Oct 21, 2011 (8:06 pm)
Re message from mic2011- My daughter just had her brakes stop working while driving yesterday - the pedal got too hard to push- miraculously she rolled to a safe stop. She was told today by the Toyota dealership that it was an electrical issue and that the amp for her subwoofer/stereo system was pulling too much power from what runs the brakes- which is really scary that her life was endangered because the brakes can glitch like that- and she wasn't running her stereo then-
It sounds like whatever your fix was would be what she needs.
Will you please tell me what was done to fix your brake problem so I can advise her properly?
#197 of 200 Re: 2007 Camry Problem w/ Brakes [belovedcamry]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 22, 2011 (7:20 am)
the problem is the power brake booster. Get the car out of there and to someplace competent.
#198 of 200 Re: 2007 Camry Problem w/ Brakes [belovedcamry]
Oct 24, 2011 (10:51 am)
I agree with Mr Shiftright! The problem is the Power Brake Assist Module is bad and must be replaced...like about a $1200 job.
Your situation is very close to mine. The brake pedal would get so hard to push and it would be scary...men would drive it and say I was just a weakling female. The first time I took it to the dealer, they bled the brakes and the problem went away. I drove it for a couple of weeks and then it happened again.... Before I finally convinced Toyota I had it in the shop two or three more times. I had to get really serious about the safety issue ... when I took it in one time and the mechanic drove it and said no it was fine but the Assistant Service Manager (thanks be to God) asked him to drive it one more time. Lo and behold the mechanic comes back in with a funny look on his face and agreed, it had happened to him.
Toyota paid for the whole job.
#199 of 200 Question about calipers / brake job
Oct 26, 2011 (6:42 am)
Hi. I'm wondering whether I screwed something up in my 2001 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder (2.2L).
I went through the process of replacing some wheel studs on the front passenger side. I removed the calipers, the caliper bridge, pads, etc. At one point while everything was disassembled (the caliper was detached and away from the rotor and the caliber bridge and the rotor were removed), I went inside the car and pressed almost all the way down on the brake pedal. I've been told in the past that this should never be done, but it slipped my mind at the moment cuz I was trying to shift the car into neutral. Anyway, I put everything back together, except that I had a tough time getting the caliper back on. I had to force it on (hand force only) until it went around both brake pads, and then it slid over a little easier (although not very easily). I later read that I should have pressed the caliper piston in before putting the caliper back on.
With everything back on, I drove the car. It seems to brake okay, I didn't hear any unusual noises, and the only thing I think that may be different is that when the shifter is in drive, on a flat surface, and I release the brakes, I think it may not move forward as much/fast as it did before this whole repair.
Finally, my question: could I have screwed up something? from my results, does it sound like something has gone wrong, or do the brakes automatically readjust or something?
#200 of 200 2005 parking brake adjustment
Jan 01, 2012 (10:04 am)
when adjusting the parking brake of a 2005 Camry with drums can i do it by lifting one side at a time and adjust it or do you have to lift the entire back end and remove both wheels at the same time.