Problems with all four wheels on 1999 Toyota Camry

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Old 24 Oct 2004, 07:23 pm   #1 (permalink)
Jonathon Stewart
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Default Problems with all four wheels on 1999 Toyota Camry

Folks,

This is the first time I have posted to this newsgroup. Sorry my post is so
long but it has been an ongoing saga.

My 1999 Toyota Camry has 80,200 km. I have already replaced all four tires
(supposedly cracked because they sit in the sun). After replacing tires
they constantly leak. Every two weeks they needed topped up. The dealership
said hey it was because there are aluminium rims on it. What is the solution
as I have had them cleaned at least three times and resealed. Also, the
brakes have been replaced on the front two years ago and already the pads
were cracked and had to be done again ( I put on about 8000 Km/yr driving
around town). I am a mature, careful driver and am certainly not driving the
car hard. Do you suppose the pads were faulty or that this is related to
problems with the wheels. How would I know if this is a problem common to
this model? This work was done supposedly to reduce the squeal in the
brakes however three days later the squeal returned.

Has anyone out there encountered similar problems? Any suggestions on what
might be the root cause? The dealership has no idea what the problem is and
seems quite content to make as much money as possible from it.

Thanks,

Jonathon


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Old 24 Oct 2004, 10:15 pm   #2 (permalink)
VS
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Dear Jonathon

I have steel rims and Yokohama tires and have pump air every two weeks.
My previous tires were Goodyear. I think that depends on tires not rims. At
the begin that was quite disappointment but that I just get used to.

Good luck


"Jonathon Stewart" <corjstewart@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:4IXed.1508$rs5.169153@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
> Folks,
>
> This is the first time I have posted to this newsgroup. Sorry my post is

so
> long but it has been an ongoing saga.
>
> My 1999 Toyota Camry has 80,200 km. I have already replaced all four

tires
> (supposedly cracked because they sit in the sun). After replacing tires
> they constantly leak. Every two weeks they needed topped up. The

dealership
> said hey it was because there are aluminium rims on it. What is the

solution
> as I have had them cleaned at least three times and resealed. Also, the
> brakes have been replaced on the front two years ago and already the pads
> were cracked and had to be done again ( I put on about 8000 Km/yr driving
> around town). I am a mature, careful driver and am certainly not driving

the
> car hard. Do you suppose the pads were faulty or that this is related

to
> problems with the wheels. How would I know if this is a problem common to
> this model? This work was done supposedly to reduce the squeal in the
> brakes however three days later the squeal returned.
>
> Has anyone out there encountered similar problems? Any suggestions on

what
> might be the root cause? The dealership has no idea what the problem is

and
> seems quite content to make as much money as possible from it.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jonathon
>
>



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Old 25 Oct 2004, 10:43 pm   #3 (permalink)
Father Guido
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Default Re: Problems with all four wheels on 1999 Toyota Camry

On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 20:23:28 -0400, "Jonathon Stewart"
<corjstewart@sympatico.ca> wrote:

ƒFolks,
ƒ
ƒThis is the first time I have posted to this newsgroup. Sorry my
post is so
ƒlong but it has been an ongoing saga.
ƒ
ƒMy 1999 Toyota Camry has 80,200 km. I have already replaced all
four tires
ƒ(supposedly cracked because they sit in the sun). After replacing
tires
ƒthey constantly leak. Every two weeks they needed topped up. The
dealership
ƒsaid hey it was because there are aluminium rims on it. What is the
solution
ƒas I have had them cleaned at least three times and resealed. Also,
the
ƒbrakes have been replaced on the front two years ago and already the
pads
ƒwere cracked and had to be done again ( I put on about 8000 Km/yr
driving
ƒaround town). I am a mature, careful driver and am certainly not
driving the
ƒcar hard. Do you suppose the pads were faulty or that this is
related to
ƒproblems with the wheels. How would I know if this is a problem
common to
ƒthis model? This work was done supposedly to reduce the squeal in
the
ƒbrakes however three days later the squeal returned.
ƒ
ƒHas anyone out there encountered similar problems? Any suggestions
on what
ƒmight be the root cause? The dealership has no idea what the problem
is and
ƒseems quite content to make as much money as possible from it.
ƒ
ƒThanks,
ƒ
ƒJonathon
ƒ

I had a similar problem with aluminum wheels on a Maxima. I got some
product at Canadian Tire to seal slow leaks -- it worked great. Costs
about $6 a bottle/wheel. You take the valve out of the tire, pour the
fluid in, replace the valve, add air and drive 5 miles and you're all
set. Never had another slow leak on that tire/rim in over 3 years.
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Old 26 Oct 2004, 06:14 am   #4 (permalink)
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Hi,

probably leaking through valve stem - you using metal caps? if not get some
and see if there is any difference.
They shouldn't leak air, aluminium steel, whatever.

Most brake pads will squeal a bit these days - steel fibres and not
asbestos.

Sounds more like they have been fitted incorrectly or the wrong pads have
been used.

rgds

Peter


"VS" <nospam@please.thanks> wrote in message
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> Dear Jonathon
>
> I have steel rims and Yokohama tires and have pump air every two

weeks.
> My previous tires were Goodyear. I think that depends on tires not rims.

At
> the begin that was quite disappointment but that I just get used to.
>
> Good luck
>
>
> "Jonathon Stewart" <corjstewart@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:4IXed.1508$rs5.169153@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
> > Folks,
> >
> > This is the first time I have posted to this newsgroup. Sorry my post

is
> so
> > long but it has been an ongoing saga.
> >
> > My 1999 Toyota Camry has 80,200 km. I have already replaced all four

> tires
> > (supposedly cracked because they sit in the sun). After replacing tires
> > they constantly leak. Every two weeks they needed topped up. The

> dealership
> > said hey it was because there are aluminium rims on it. What is the

> solution
> > as I have had them cleaned at least three times and resealed. Also, the
> > brakes have been replaced on the front two years ago and already the

pads
> > were cracked and had to be done again ( I put on about 8000 Km/yr

driving
> > around town). I am a mature, careful driver and am certainly not driving

> the
> > car hard. Do you suppose the pads were faulty or that this is related

> to
> > problems with the wheels. How would I know if this is a problem common

to
> > this model? This work was done supposedly to reduce the squeal in the
> > brakes however three days later the squeal returned.
> >
> > Has anyone out there encountered similar problems? Any suggestions on

> what
> > might be the root cause? The dealership has no idea what the problem is

> and
> > seems quite content to make as much money as possible from it.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Jonathon
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 26 Oct 2004, 04:52 pm   #5 (permalink)
m Ransley
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You had the tires replaced, what brand. But who replaced them did not
clean the rim bead right. Alloy wheels corode and need carefull
attention to cleaning the mounting area . Go back to who did the work,
it sounds like a bad install. Michelins were tested to leak the least.
in consumer reports. I have Michelin and have Never had to add air. A
good tire man will stand behind his job and find the leak

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