1996 Camry DX My Brakes Keep Locking Up

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Old 09 Feb 2005, 10:09 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1996 Camry DX My Brakes Keep Locking Up

I had loaded calipers put on because the brakes kept locking up. I then
took it to a shop to have them put on a new flex hose. I was only having
this problem w/ the front driver side. When I picked it up from the shop,
not only did they not call me before they so called fixed the front
passenger side. But after I picked it up and went down the street, both
sides locked up. I called the shop back and they came out picked uo the
car and by the time they got it back to the shop. My pads had burned into
the rotars. My calipers had also burned out or whatever. This was all in a
course of 3 days and $611.00 later. My brakes are still locking however not
as quick. I am still experiencing where I could feel the pressure building
up through my brake pedal, wich is when they lock. I was told that I may
need a proportion valve. I am tired of the problem and not only do oI not
want to pay for anything else, but the person was not sure that was what I
needed. PLEASE HELP ME! Thanks.

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Old 10 Feb 2005, 10:45 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1996 Camry DX My Brakes Keep Locking Up

On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 23:09:56 -0500, face2face wrote:

> I had loaded calipers put on because the brakes kept locking up. I then
> took it to a shop to have them put on a new flex hose. I was only having
> this problem w/ the front driver side. When I picked it up from the shop,
> not only did they not call me before they so called fixed the front
> passenger side. But after I picked it up and went down the street, both
> sides locked up. I called the shop back and they came out picked uo the
> car and by the time they got it back to the shop. My pads had burned into
> the rotars. My calipers had also burned out or whatever. This was all in a
> course of 3 days and $611.00 later. My brakes are still locking however not
> as quick. I am still experiencing where I could feel the pressure building
> up through my brake pedal, wich is when they lock. I was told that I may
> need a proportion valve. I am tired of the problem and not only do oI not
> want to pay for anything else, but the person was not sure that was what I
> needed. PLEASE HELP ME! Thanks.


I may be off base here, but it seems something is actuating the brakes; I
would have a good look at the master cylinder, but my first thought before
that was the proportioning valve...
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Old 10 Feb 2005, 11:49 am   #3 (permalink)
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face2face wrote:
> I had loaded calipers put on because the brakes kept locking up. I then
> took it to a shop to have them put on a new flex hose. I was only having
> this problem w/ the front driver side. When I picked it up from the shop,
> not only did they not call me before they so called fixed the front
> passenger side. But after I picked it up and went down the street, both
> sides locked up. I called the shop back and they came out picked uo the
> car and by the time they got it back to the shop. My pads had burned into
> the rotars. My calipers had also burned out or whatever. This was all in a
> course of 3 days and $611.00 later. My brakes are still locking however not
> as quick. I am still experiencing where I could feel the pressure building
> up through my brake pedal, wich is when they lock. I was told that I may
> need a proportion valve. I am tired of the problem and not only do oI not
> want to pay for anything else, but the person was not sure that was what I
> needed. PLEASE HELP ME! Thanks.
>

If only the fronts are locking I doubt its the proporrtioning valve. I'm
not all that familiar with the Camry system but the valve should only
limit pressure to the rear brakes. Since you had the flex hoses changed
the next most likely culprit would be the master cylinder or booster. If
your repairman is just guessing and changing parts bring it to another shop.

Mitch

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