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  • anna
    anna - 1995 Toyota Avalon - Brakes - 5/12/2015
    Why do my brakes keep bleeding off?
    On a short trip I had a frozen caliper and a fried brake pad replaced. I possibly drove 150 miles with it fried. After the caliper and pad were replaced I drove the same 150 miles to find I had hardly any braking power and no brake fluid. (the ABS light came on) At ...
     
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  • alice3427
    alice3427 - 2007 Toyota Yaris - Brakes - 4/29/2015
    Toyota Auris Wheel Squealing
    https://youtu.be/wqM_je_3umg I have taken a video of the noise my Toyota is making, I think it's coming from the front driver wheel, it happens whilst driving in a straight line and dissapears when turning or braking. It only starts after about 10 miles or so and ...
     
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  • alice3427
    alice3427 - 2007 Toyota Yaris - Brakes - 4/29/2015
    Toyota Auris Wheel Squealing
    https://youtu.be/wqM_je_3umg I have taken a video of the noise my Toyota is making, I think it's coming from the front driver wheel, it happens whilst driving in a straight line and dissapears when turning or braking. It only starts after about 10 miles or so and ...
     
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  • Victor
    Victor - 2008 Toyota Corolla - Brakes - 4/18/2015
    Why does my car vibrate when I step on the brakes after speed of over 65 mph ?
    I have 67,000 miles on the car. no accidents. no warning lights on dashboard. check engine light is not on. i have about 30,000 miles on the tires and the brakes are about 15,000 miles
     
    • Jimm
      4/18/2015 Jimm
      Several possibilities; warped brake rotors, worn wheel bearings, loose / faulty brake caliper mounting hardware.
  • Victor
    Victor - 2008 Toyota Corolla - Brakes - 4/18/2015
    Why does my car vibrate when I step on the brakes after speed of over 65 mph ?
    I have 67,000 miles on the car. no accidents. no warning lights on dashboard. check engine light is not on. i have about 30,000 miles on the tires and the brakes are about 15,000 miles
     
    • Jimm
      4/18/2015 Jimm
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    • chrlessr
      4/18/2015 chrlessr
      your rotors are probably wrarped
    • Jimm
      4/18/2015 Jimm
      Several possibilities; warped brake rotors, worn wheel bearings, loose / faulty brake caliper mounting hardware.
  • Wendle
    Wendle - 2010 Toyota Tundra - Brakes - 4/16/2015
    After rotors and brake pads replaced, 4wd, ABS and positraction lights are on and will not work
    All of the lights are on and the 4WD will not engage, right rotor seems to be smoking, ABS is apparently not working and the positraction. (not sure if positraction is the correct term. The light has a car with skid marks)
     
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  • Drew
    Drew - 2013 Toyota Tacoma - Brakes - 3/30/2015
    Question is about tires can you mount 17x8 inch wheels with 265/65r17 tires
    Have rims and wondering if they will be ok with current tires!
     
    • Jimm
      3/30/2015 Jimm
      Should be OK - what size are the current rims?
  • Terry
    Terry - 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser - Brakes - 3/17/2015
    What is wrong when my engine won't maintain minimum rpm during warm weather?
    My engine runs great in the winter (mileage at 261k) but as soon as temps go up, I can't maintain sufficient idle (at least 700rpm) without giving it some extra throttle. This occurs whenever I'm approaching a stop. It takes a good cold snap before it returns to ...
     
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  • mcorsaut10
    mcorsaut10 - 1990 Toyota Camry - Brakes - 3/2/2015
    Trying to figure out what this bad grinding noise is?
    It started with this loud grinding noise every time I drive from the front passenger brake. I went on ahead and changed the brake pad, disc, and the caliper. After changing all of it, it still has that grinding noise. Sounds like metal on metal and the brake gets ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/17/2015 Jimm
      Try changing out the brake fluid, and changing the flexible front brake hoses - both the left and right sides.
      Jimm
      2/18/2015 mcorsaut10
      Brake fluid changed.

      Do you think changing the hose would solve the problem? The reason I ask is because I don't want to put so much money into it if it wont stop that horrid sound.

      Please let me know your thoughts.
      Jimm
      3/2/2015 mcorsaut10
      GOOD NEWS. IT ENDED UP BEING THE ROTOR BACKING PLATE WAS RUBBING AGAINST THE RIM OF MY TIRE. THE PROBLEM IS FIXED AND THAT HORRIBLE SOUND IS GONE.
    • Todd
      3/1/2015 Todd
      Jack up the wheel in question. Make sure the car cannot slip off the jack. Grab the wheel in the 6 and 12 o'clock position and see if you can move the wheel in and out. Look at the rim, see if you have scratches on the inside. Look all over the hub and see if you can see any metal shavings. look at the back wheel. see if the shoes/pads are worn. If you have a rear wheel drive, look at the U-joints, look for metal shavings. The possibilities are many. hit and miss, the proses of elimination. Todd
      Todd
      3/2/2015 mcorsaut10
      GOOD NEWS. IT ENDED UP BEING THE ROTOR BACKING PLATE WAS RUBBING AGAINST THE RIM OF MY TIRE. THE PROBLEM IS FIXED AND THAT HORRIBLE SOUND IS GONE.
    • Jimm
      3/2/2015 Jimm
      Change the front brake hoses - both sides - because if the brake hoses are collapsing, this could cause the caliper to drag. Inexpensive repair. The flexible brake hoses cost only around $5.70 each, from these on-line sources; www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com - among others.
      Jimm
      3/2/2015 mcorsaut10
      GOOD NEWS. IT ENDED UP BEING THE ROTOR BACKING PLATE WAS RUBBING AGAINST THE RIM OF MY TIRE. THE PROBLEM IS FIXED AND THAT HORRIBLE SOUND IS GONE.
  • Solomon Brger
    Solomon Brger - 2007 Toyota Yaris - Brakes - 1/28/2015
    How to adjust my idling?
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    • Jimm
      1/28/2015 Jimm
      No adjustment is available for the engine idle speed - it is set electronically.
  • RJH
    RJH - 2001 Toyota Camry - Brakes - 1/22/2015
    Brake light comes on. Sometimes pulls to left when stopping. Brake fluid in master cyl. is almost black.
    Has ABS. 120,000 miles. Front calipers and pads (and brake fluid) were replaced about 1 1/2 yrs ago. Problem usually occurs when weather, and car, are cold. Intermittent problem. Check engine light is on, but it has been on for several months(it is evap. purge ...
     
    • Jimm
      1/22/2015 Jimm
      Flush the brake fluid from the system -should be gold / opaque color and not black. Replace with new clean fluid of the specific DOT type.
  • Chris
    Chris - 1999 Toyota Camry - Brakes - 12/3/2014
    Why is a rattling noise coming from my front right wheel area -- no flat, no noise at idle, and worse with brake?
    Mileage: ~ 295,000 A rattling noise suddenly started mid-drive at about 50 mph and continued until stopped, seeming to come from front right wheel area. The tire is not flat or low. There is no impact on the drive feel. If I were deaf, I would not notice ...
     
    • GT500Knights
      12/3/2014 GT500Knights
      Have your suspension, brake, and steering components checked out. It may be something as simple as a tie rod going out or a loose brake component. Any recent work performed on the vehicle?
  • 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.