, 190,000MI, V6 3.0L HELP!!

1992 Toyota Camry

Tiny

Madmax1o12

September, 20, 2007 AT 2:02 PM

Ok, I had a blonde moment the other day, and my driveway is on a hill so I put the Emergency Brake on, just in case, and this morning when I left for school, I forgot to take it off, and drove about 1/4 mile to my school. Along the way, the car would randomly vibrate some, which was probably from me accelerating with the brake on? I hope this didn't cause any serious damage, and if so, what might it hurt? I just had a complete brake job done by a good friend; pads, rotors, the whole bit, so hopefully, they're still ok, right? Please help, I don't want my brakes to be worn down and fail on me suddenly! THANKS!

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Tiny

fisherman

September, 20, 2007 AT 2:37 PM

1/4 of a mile.
Thats not that bad.
How " tight" was the parking brake?

If it was " light" I don t think its a problem.
Anyhow make it check and " feel it" for any difference on the brakes.

Tiny

Madmax1o12

September, 20, 2007 AT 8:18 PM

I'm not sure, but they feel like they're a little looser, like I have to press harder to apply more braking, and doesn't stop quite as fast, but I don't really remember how it well it was before, either.

Tiny

fisherman

September, 20, 2007 AT 8:46 PM

Have them check.
Better to be on the " safe" side.
The brakes are the most important part of your vehicle.

Probably just got cristallized with the heat and some sanding make them new.

Good luck!

Tiny

Madmax1o12

September, 20, 2007 AT 8:59 PM

Thanks a lot for the help. I'll probably have it checked out, or peek myself one day.

Also, is that your tacoma in your icon? Or one similar? I like the tacomas a lot, my dad just got a brand new 2007 tundra, and it's beautiful, an awesome truck. I love my camry too, old, but solid and runs strong, sounds awesome.

Tiny

fisherman

September, 20, 2007 AT 9:20 PM

Anytime !

Yes I Own a 2006 Toyota Tacoma

Silver TRD SR5 V-6 Thats a Beauty!

Good Luck with your Car!

Tiny

Madmax1o12

September, 21, 2007 AT 2:15 PM

One last thing, if I did just crystalize them, will they naturally wear back down?

Tiny

fisherman

September, 21, 2007 AT 2:39 PM

Eventually. Yes. But you can use some sand paper on them (if they are cristallized )

Good luck!

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