2001 Toyota Solara 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles
I'm at the point of begging for some sound advice and, Lord willing, a solution to a very difficult and problem I am having with the brakes on my 01 Camry Solara SLE (1MZFE). I destroyed a caliper because I was dumb and let it go too long and was driving (only 4 mph in a driveway) when the pads fell out and caused the piston to go grinding into the back of the rotor. It wouldn't go back in.
SO, now I finally have an almost entirely new brake system after all I have gone through. New master cylinder, power booster and caliper (driver side front), and both front rotors and driver side hose. It will begin feeling fine. No noises, smooth strong braking. Then I feel the pedal begin to get firmer as I use the brakes more and then the front driver side brake gradually (but fairly quickly) begins to not release and it grabs harder till the engine struggles to move the car. It's allowing pressure to push the piston in but it wont draw back out of the one caliper. I don't think its a bad caliper because its the second replacement as we thought the first was what the problem might be.
Also FYI, the lines have been bled thoroughly. Which was another very long drawn out difficult process.
Any help would be VERY much appreciated. I am at a total loss and its my only ride and I'm beginning to really regret ever attempting to do this and teach myself something.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 11:21 AM