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  • vu
    vu - 2003 Toyota Avalon - Brakes - 11/20/2014
    Brake pad stuck and smell smog (one on driver side and one in the back)
    changed caliper, pads, rotor and guide pins. But the problem is not fixed. It seems like the brake fluid flow when I press the pedal but the fluid won't reverse. Is it possible the Master Cylinder failure?
     
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  • vu
    vu - 2003 Toyota Avalon - Brakes - 11/20/2014
    My brake sometime won't release and stick to the rotor, it made the pads worn so fast. Seem like the fluid won't reverse
    I have changed the pad, rotor, caliper and guide pins, but the problem is still there. Is it possible to change the master cylinder? Thanks.
     
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  • Romose
    Romose - 2003 Toyota 4Runner - Brakes - 11/16/2014
    Grinding noise when vehicle is in motion. Disappears when in reverse.
    My SUV has 180k miles on it. I have already bought new tires, changed all brake pads, and rotated rotors. Noise is constant sounds like metal on metal and you can hear it when driving with windows down. After I got my rotors rotated at Pep Boys, noise went away ...
     
    • Bill
      11/16/2014 Bill
      Ok, I would try having the U-joints lubed first since this is a common problem on this vehicle.
  • epcantdrive
    epcantdrive - 2001 Toyota Camry - Brakes - 10/9/2014
    Am I responsible for the cost of the speed sensors the dealer broke when replacing my sway bar?
    The rear end was really rusty underneath. They were replacing the sway bar, sway bar links, and lateral end link rods. They said that it would cost 750 in parts to replace both rear sensors.
     
    • Jimm
      10/8/2014 Jimm
      If the speed sensors were intact and functioning at the time the vehicle was given to the repair shop, then yes - the repair shop should replace the sensors at their cost.

      Check the various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the speed sensor (output shaft) from around $58.00 for your vehicle.
      Jimm
      10/8/2014 epcantdrive
      Would there be any reason for them to need to remove the wheel speed sensors when replacing the sway bar/sway bar links/rear lateral links?
    • Jimm
      10/9/2014 Jimm
      Not sure why the ABS brake wheel sensors were disturbed in order to repair / replace sway bar bushings and end links.
      Could be the ABS sensors or wiring was already deteriorated - but the dealer should have noted this condition for you, or better yet - shown you the condition firsthand before completing the repair job.
  • Gracefaith
    Gracefaith - 1999 Toyota Camry - Brakes - 10/3/2014
    Why are my brakes squealing constantly?
    Just replaced front brake pads. There is a very high pitched constant squeal. It gets louder when I brake. Just on the driver's side.
     
    • Jimm
      10/3/2014 Jimm
      Several recommended fixes - scuff the surface of the rotors- both inboard and outboard - using steel wool or sandpaper. Make the swirl marks in a circular pattern - only to break the glaze or polished surface on the rotors - not to remove the surface metal..
      Make sure the steel backing plates of the pads have the anti-squeal gel applied.
  • darrell
    darrell - 1999 Toyota Camry - Brakes - 10/3/2014
    How to fix squealing brakes.
    I replaced the front brake pads and cleaned the calipers and mounts. I also replaced the pad mounts and used brake silicon to stop the squealing. This is a very high pitch and faint squeal. What else could be causing the squeal?
     
    • Jimm
      10/3/2014 Jimm
      Several recommended fixes - scuff the surface of the rotors- both inboard and outboard - using steel wool or sandpaper. Make the swirl marks in a circular pattern - only to break the glaze or polished surface on the rotors - not to remove the surface metal..
      Make sure the steel backing plates of the pads have the anti-squeal gel applied.
  • brownedbear
    brownedbear - 2001 Toyota Sienna - Brakes - 9/17/2014
    I am getting no brake fluid to the RF brakes
    Recently replaced brake shoes on the back, bled them but when I drove it the RF brake froze. I checked the system and found no fluid was getting to the calipers. I removed the brake line from the Anti-lock brake pump an found that there was no fluid coming out ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/17/2014 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty / collapsed flexible brake hose on the RF caliper, faulty RF brake caliper, contaminated brake fluid.

      Check the various on-line vendors; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.partsgeek.com, to list only a few. In fact, they (RockAuto) list the front flexible brake hose from around $7.40 each, and the front brake caliper from around $36.80 each for your vehicle. Remember to always replace brake components in pairs- such as the hoses - for safety sake.
  • tanesha_clay
    tanesha_clay - 1995 Toyota Camry - Brakes - 9/2/2014
    Why does my car pull to the left when I apply my brakes?
    What could cause this problem?
     
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  • mmoloki
    mmoloki - 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser - Brakes - 9/2/2014
    Sound on the front wheel passenger side
    front passanger side.
     
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  • joshand ash
    joshand ash - 1994 Toyota Camry - Brakes - 8/31/2014
    No brake lights,wont shift out of park. Changed brakelight switch and 2 other parts.
    I changed 2 prts under the console near the shifter. It fixed the problem for about a week then it messed up again. Larer that day they started wrkn again. Now they have stoped once again. I bought the parts from a junk yard. I have tried everything except for ...
     
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  • Cure
    Cure - 2009 Toyota Matrix - Brakes - 8/13/2014
    ABS sensor and parking brake light on
    75000 miles;I was changing rear brake rotor and I've pulled wires from ABS sensor. I was able to put it back but lights for ABS and parking brake is still on. Is there way to reset it or this means I need to replace sensor entirely.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Toyota Avalon - Brakes - 8/9/2014
    Why does my rear brakes not engage?
    I just replaced rotors and pads!Ibled brake twice now and pedal still goes to floor!What do i need to do now?
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Toyota Matrix - Brakes - 8/4/2014
    What could cause this noise?
    We just put new tires on the rear and rotated the older back tires to the front. Last week, as I approached the start of an overpass, the edge of the concrete was raised and the left front tire hit hard. On the way home, a very loud growling noise ( like a car ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Toyota Sequoia - Brakes - 8/4/2014
    What causes ABS, VSC TRAC & brake warning lights to engage simultaneously?
    These warning lights come on intermittently in various orders but when all come on, braking is suspect and vehicle becomes very difficult to control. The codes in OBDII right now are C1223, C1247, & C1310. I've seen several complaints online about this combination ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Toyota Prius - Brakes - 7/30/2014
    Does Local shop find from "Find a Shop" agree with the "Estimate Cost" from AutoMD?
    My question is if Local shop will agree to pay the amount that Estimate cost indicates.
     
    • Jimm
      7/30/2014 Jimm
      The estimate cost is just that - an estimate. Any detailed discussion about a more exact repair cost would need to be performed at the local repair shop(s) in person with the vehicle in question. Short answer - it depends on the repair shop.