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Old 25 Apr 2006, 03:44 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2000 camry brake rotors

Hi, I have a 200 camry CE. I am very happy with car with the exception of
the brakes. The car now has 55,000 miles and I have always had a problem
with trying to break from high speeds.Lots of vibration. I replaced the pads
at 45,000 miles and it did not help. I am going to replace the rotors now
and I am looking for recommendations on what brand and type to
buy(slotted,etc).Thanks in advance for your help


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Old 25 Apr 2006, 04:16 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"doug" <dug.b@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Hi, I have a 200 camry CE. I am very happy with car with the exception of
> the brakes. The car now has 55,000 miles and I have always had a problem
> with trying to break from high speeds.Lots of vibration. I replaced the

pads
> at 45,000 miles and it did not help. I am going to replace the rotors now
> and I am looking for recommendations on what brand and type to
> buy(slotted,etc).Thanks in advance for your help
>

At least check them with a dial gauge or something first.


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Old 25 Apr 2006, 04:20 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2000 camry brake rotors

New rotors may not be the whole story either.
I had the same problem on an earlier model year.
Couple of weeks ago, driving at low speed, felt like the street surface
had little roller coasters in it -- turns out my brakes were locking
up.
Dealer diagnosed the problem as the calipers and quoted - sorry I
forgot, but I remember just for convenience sake was willing to pay
$350 and it was around $150 over that. Wound up getting online price
matching at $59.90 ea. for calipers, and since I'd been planning to
replace pads and rotors (had been told the only way to eliminate the
vibration - only under hard braking from high speed, was to replace
both pads and rotors).
Went ahead and also purchased the Toyota "shim" and "fit" kits, which
include all the associated hardware for the pads.
Here's the point I'm trying to get to --- you also need to replace the
slide pins and dust covers. Slide pins were around $5.94 and dust
covers under $2. With air tools it only took a few seconds to remove
the torque plate, you might be able to leave it on.
I used all fully synthetic grease on shims and slide pins - cost around
$6.95 for a tube.
The old slide pins were really kind of jammed in the bores - needed to
twist and pull with pliers to get them out.
The prior owner had receipts for "new brakes" at the dealer shortly
before I purchased.
When I mentioned I'd noticed uneven brake pad wear to the dealer
mechanic, he said "they all do that."
Those slide pins equalize the braking force between sides. I cleaned
the bores in the torque plate with solvent and applied new grease to
the new slide pins.
Now they operate smoothly and the brakes work better than ever.
I used all Toyota parts.

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Old 25 Apr 2006, 10:15 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2000 camry brake rotors

I installed Raybestos PG Plus brand rotors and pads(ceramic) on my
front brakes (2000 Camry v6). I also replaced the "pad support plates"
with Beck Arnley brand. So far no problems. Everything seemed to fit
great and they are quite. Haven't noticed much dusting either.

I used CRC brand synthetic caliper grease. One small tube of grease
was enough for both sides.

RickC

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Old 25 Apr 2006, 10:40 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Your rotors are warped, but if you do alot of 60-0 quick stops it wont
be long before it happens again, stop easier, and be sure rear brakes
are good will help a bit till the new ones warp.

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Old 26 Apr 2006, 12:08 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2000 camry brake rotors

NAPA told me the stock Toyota pads are also ceramic FWIW.

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