Camry brakes

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Old 27 Jul 2003, 02:07 am   #1 (permalink)
Daniel M. Dreifus
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Sometimes I read complaints about Camry brakes.
This past week, I was drving over a freeway overpass, apx. 35 - 40
mph, ('94 4 cyl. Camry, disk front, drum rear, recently flushed the
brake fluid, regularly use the parking brake so the rears stay
adjusted, check the tire inflation weekly, ) when a large truck pulled
out in front of my path with really not enough time to clear, but made
it with just a small amount of clearance, then a large van pulled out
immediately behind the first truck - don't know what he was thinking -
clearly not enough room/ time to avoid collision with the front of my
car - I never use "panic" braking, always "press" the brake pedal, not
"hit" it, have no ABS, so this was the first time I "locked up" the
brakes, as soon as the tires chirped, I released pressure slightly, to
regain steering control while swerving. Must have stopped a good
twelve feet short of impact (van just kept on going). My passenger was
shaken up, but the brakes seemed to work just fine to me.
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Old 27 Jul 2003, 01:10 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like enough reason to get the ABS next time around!
Some real idiots behind the wheel --- of the other vehicle.

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Old 29 Jul 2003, 10:26 am   #3 (permalink)
mark Ransley
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one thing never considerd is tires , at 5 years 50000 mine did same,
spent alot of money trying to fix brakes, I forget what tires my 91 came
with, but they Oxidise and harden faster than other brands, It got so
bad on wet acceleration they spun easily, I put on new michelins and
difference was day and night. Keeping old tires because you have tread
left can kill you, and you usually dont know till its to late

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