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#91 of 149 2000 xle
Mar 02, 2010 (7:45 pm)
Perhaps 5-6 times in the past 4-5 months I'll be pulling into a parking spot and the wheel will freeze up.I'm only doing a few mph but the wheel will start gyrating and it feels like the brakes are freezing up.Any ideas?
#92 of 149 i have the same problem i need your advice
Mar 10, 2010 (6:42 am)
Hello, i have this same problem. im hoping you found out what the problem was and your willing to share with me. i have done everything to fix this problem, new booster, new master cylinder, front calipers, rear as well. and bleed the brakes time and time again, please let me know if you fixed this problem. you can email me at nationmwbellsoth.net thank you
#93 of 149 Re: right rear drum break sticking [knang8888]
Mar 10, 2010 (7:17 am)
On another matter, when did you change your timing belt on the 2001 Sienna. I still have original belt, but only have 70,000 miles on car. Is it a pure mileage issue or does "years" count?
#94 of 149 Re: right rear drum break sticking [buyer777]
Mar 10, 2010 (9:48 am)
I'd change it at 10 years.
Just like old tires that still may have some tread left, you're better safe than sorry.
#95 of 149 Re: i have the same problem i need your advice [jim374]
Mar 10, 2010 (6:10 pm)
ke problems was to replace the rotors. I still think that I need to replace my caliper someday. In the meantime, the locking problem is gone. My self analysis on the problem was that the rotors were worn out to a threshold point that the calipers are not releasing properly even though my rotors are within MFR specs. I did not have to replace boosters, master cylinder, calipers or brake lines. Good luck on your repair!
#96 of 149 Re: i have the same problem i need your advice [jim374]
Mar 10, 2010 (9:55 pm)
I took my car to my personal mechanic to get all the work done. He did the same things you did except the master cylinder as that was going to be an expensive repair. My mechanic approached a mechanic friend of his at the local Toyota Dealer. He got him to look through the entire system and couldn't find anything wrong. Needless to say, it was disappointing but I got the van back and continued to drive it. Doesn't seem like the problem has come back but I'm still not entirely comfortable that the problem was addressed properly. Sorry, don't think this is much help.
#97 of 149 Re: i have the same problem i need your advice [knang8888]
Mar 11, 2010 (10:46 am)
Make sure you bleed the brakes and maybe have them cleaned up every few years or so. They get filthy.
Even at 60k miles I've seen brakes that were caked with black brake dust, a total mess.
I also had to buy a rebuilt rear caliper on my Miata, though it was old at the time it only had 70k miles or so.
They should be clean and well lubricated so they move freely.
#98 of 149 Any One has brake problem with 2010 van sienna?
May 22, 2010 (9:33 am)
Does anyone has a problem with the brake on 2010 sienna? It seem like the brake take about 1 or 2 second before it is finally engage if I brake normally. If I brake hard then it is stop very good but if I brake slightly by press the brake normally then it is not doing good job to stop it. Dealer could not find any wrong with it. dealer let me test drive 2011 and the brake on the model work good as the break I have on Kia Rondo and Chevy Impala. I called Toyota company and they told me go to another dealer to ask for second opinion. I told them about the brake on 2011 model. They said my van has 7K mileage, the one I tested drive is new van. I told them my van is still new. I want to know if anyone out there has the same problem with the brake. What is my option beside report this problem to government?
#99 of 149 Re: Any One has brake problem with 2010 van sienna? [audit2000]
May 25, 2010 (12:05 pm)
My brakes (2007 LE) don't behave any different than my other cars.
I'd have the system bled to make sure there are no air bubbles in the brake lines.
It is a heavy vehicle, so give yourself plenty of space to stop, also.
#100 of 149 Re: Any One has brake problem with 2010 van sienna? [audit2000]
May 28, 2010 (7:18 am)
The brakes on my Sienna 2005 felt mushy since the day one. Quite many other people reported the same feeling. The dealer said that is how it is, but this is something every dealer always says. However, as in your case, whenever we needed to brake hard, it did the job very well, so we just stopped worrying.
Actually I am much more irritated by a very rapid wear of both front and rear pads, I have to change them every 10-15k miles in a mostly "suburban" driving, and as far as I could gather, this is also pretty typical for Sienna. I think maybe its Camry-like brakes are just inadequate for a minivan. Or maybe this is the electronic brake distribution thing, like with newer Honda Accords. This second hypothesis might explain why not everybody experienced this (not all Siennas were equipped with this option back then). Anyway, can't wait to see the reports about brakes of a next generation Sienna.