Brakes vibrates when I hit the brakes

Tiny
BAKHTIAR DUSKY
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  • 2019 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 25,000 MILES
Recently I have noticed on my car when I got on highway speed when hit the brake the brake vibrates especially when I am driving from hill to down. Is this related to rear rotor I think I need new brakes can you help me do the job?
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Friday, June 5th, 2020 AT 3:22 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

The vibration you feel is likely due to warped rotors. It can happen when they overheat. As far as replacing the front brake pads and rotors, it really isn't too hard. Also, you are right at the average mileage, 25,000 miles, for them to need to be replaced. The good thing about doing it yourself is you can get lifetime parts at a parts store. That way, you won't have to pay for parts again while you own the vehicle.

Let's get started. First, here is a link that explains in general how it is done. You can use this to help guide you through the process:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

Here are the directions specific to your vehicle. The pics below correlate with the directions.

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Removal

2019 Toyota Camry L4-2.5L (A25A-FKS)
Front Disc Brake Pad - Removal [03/2017 - ]
Vehicle Brakes and Traction Control Disc Brake System Brake Pad Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Front Disc Brake Pad - Removal [03/2017 - ]
FRONT DISC BRAKE PAD - REMOVAL [03/2017 - ]
MAINTENANCE: FRONT DISC BRAKE PAD: REMOVAL; 2018 - 2021 MY Camry [03/2017 - ]
CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT
NOTICE:

Immediately after installing the brake pads, the braking performance may be reduced. Always perform a road test in a safe place while paying attention to the surroundings.
After replacing the front disc brake pads, the brake pedal may feel soft due to clearance between the front disc brake pads and front disc. Depress the brake pedal several times until the brake pedal feels firm.
After replacing the front disc brake pads, always perform a road test to check the braking performance and check for vibrations.
HINT:

Use the same procedure for the RH side and LH side.
The following procedure is for the LH side.
PROCEDURE
REMOVE FRONT WHEEL
Click here [ MAINTENANCE: TIRE AND WHEEL: REMOVAL+ ] [ MAINTENANCE: TIRE AND WHEEL: REMOVAL+ ]

REMOVE FRONT DISC BRAKE PAD
CAUTION:

Be careful not to get pinched by the front disc brake cylinder assembly or other parts when removing the front disc brake pads.
After lifting up the front disc brake cylinder assembly, secure it in place before performing any work on it.

pic 1

The front disc brake cylinder assembly could fall, pinching hands or fingers and causing injury.
Hold the front disc brake cylinder slide pin (lower side) and remove the bolt.

pic 2

NOTICE:

Do not kink or damage the brake line.

Pull the front disc brake cylinder assembly upward.
Remove the 2 front disc brake pads from the front disc brake cylinder mounting.

pic 3

REMOVE FRONT DISC BRAKE ANTI-SQUEAL SHIM KIT
Remove the front No. 1 disc brake anti-squeal shim and front No. 2 disc brake anti-squeal shim from each front disc brake pad.
Using a screwdriver, remove the front disc brake pad wear indicator plate from each front disc brake pad.

pic 4

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Install

2019 Toyota Camry L4-2.5L (A25A-FKS)
Front Disc Brake Pad - Installation [03/2017 - ]
Vehicle Brakes and Traction Control Disc Brake System Brake Pad Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Front Disc Brake Pad - Installation [03/2017 - ]
FRONT DISC BRAKE PAD - INSTALLATION [03/2017 - ]
MAINTENANCE: FRONT DISC BRAKE PAD: INSTALLATION; 2018 - 2021 MY Camry [03/2017 - ]
CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT
NOTICE:

Immediately after installing the brake pads, the braking performance may be reduced. Always perform a road test in a safe place while paying attention to the surroundings.
After replacing the front disc brake pads, the brake pedal may feel soft due to clearance between the front disc brake pads and front disc. Depress the brake pedal several times until the brake pedal feels firm.
After replacing the front disc brake pads, always perform a road test to check the braking performance and check for vibrations.
HINT:

Use the same procedure for the RH side and LH side.
The following procedure is for the LH side.
PROCEDURE
INSTALL FRONT DISC BRAKE ANTI-SQUEAL SHIM KIT
NOTICE:

When replacing worn front disc brake pads, the front disc brake anti-squeal shims and front disc brake pad wear indicator plates must be replaced together with the front disc brake pads.
Do not apply disc brake grease to the lining surface of the brake pad.
Install the front disc brake pad wear indicator plates in the correct position and direction.
Install the front disc brake anti-squeal shims in the correct position and direction.
Apply disc brake grease to both sides of each front No. 1 disc brake anti-squeal shim .

pic 5

Install the front No. 1 disc brake anti-squeal shim and front No. 2 disc brake anti-squeal shim to each front disc brake pad.

pic 6

Install the front disc brake pad wear indicator plate to each front disc brake pad.
INSTALL FRONT DISC BRAKE PAD
CAUTION:

Be careful not to get pinched by the front disc brake cylinder assembly or other parts when installing the front disc brake pads.
After lifting up the front disc brake cylinder assembly, secure it in place before performing any work on it.
The front disc brake cylinder assembly could fall, pinching hands or fingers and causing injury.
Push in the front disc brake piston.
NOTICE:

Make sure the brake fluid does not overflow from the reservoir.
Do not forcibly push in the front disc brake piston.
Install the 2 front disc brake pads to the front disc brake cylinder mounting.
NOTICE:

Keep the friction surfaces of the front disc brake pads and front disc free from oil and grease.
Install the front disc brake pad so that the pad wear indicator plate is mounted on the upper side of the vehicle.
Hold the front disc brake cylinder slide pin (lower side) and install the front disc brake cylinder assembly to the front disc brake cylinder mounting with the bolt.
Torque : 34.3 Nm (350 kgf-cm, 25 ft-lbf)

Depress the brake pedal several times.
INSPECT BRAKE FLUID LEVEL IN RESERVOIR
Click here [ BRAKE SYSTEM (OTHER): BRAKE FLUID: ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION ]

INSTALL FRONT WHEEL
Click here [ MAINTENANCE: TIRE AND WHEEL: INSTALLATION+ ] [ MAINTENANCE: TIRE AND WHEEL: INSTALLATION+ ]

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Brake Rotor Replacement

Once you have the brake caliper removed, you will need to also remove the caliper mounting bracket. There will be two bolts holding it in place located on the rear of the steering knuckle. Remove the bolts, remove the mount, and then the rotor can be removed. Install is opposite of removal.

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I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care and God Bless,

Joe
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