Welcome to AutoForumz.com!
FAQFAQ    SearchSearch      ProfileProfile    Private MessagesPrivate Messages   Log inLog in

Brake is scraping - how far can I drive before fixing?

 
   car problems (Home) -> Toyota -> Camry RSS
Next:  Quiz: Which car is built in America?  
Author Message
Human Factors in the Trai

External


Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posts: 1



(Msg. 1) Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:18 pm
Post subject: Brake is scraping - how far can I drive before fixing?
Archived from groups: alt>autos>toyota>camry (more info?)

Hello, I have a 1993 Camry with 215k miles. Yesterday, the driver's
side front brake began making an unpleasant scraping noise when the
brakes were applied. The brakes are getting to the age where they need
to be replaced, but this is the first time the brake has made any kind
of noise. There are tiny metal shavings where the pad touches the
rotor, but there is still between 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch on the pad.
There is maybe 30% to 40% more pad on the passenger side pad.

I have about a 100 mile drive back home. Can I have this fixed at
home, or does it need immediate attention? What's the downside to
driving another 100 miles before fixing?

Also, the car is pulsing at high speeds when the brakes are applied,
which I think means the drums/rotors are out of round, so perhaps my
rotors need to be turned/replaced in any event?

Thanks,
SJ

 >> Stay informed about: Brake is scraping - how far can I drive before fixing? 
Back to top
Login to vote
GeoffW1

External


Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posts: 1



(Msg. 2) Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:58 am
Post subject: Re: Brake is scraping - how far can I drive before fixing? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?)

On Oct 13, 6:18 am, "Human Factors in the Training of Pilots By
Jefferson M. Koonce" wrote:
> Hello, I have a 1993 Camry with 215k miles. Yesterday, the driver's
> side front brake began making an unpleasant scraping noise when the
> brakes were applied. The brakes are getting to the age where they need
> to be replaced, but this is the first time the brake has made any kind
> of noise. There are tiny metal shavings where the pad touches the
> rotor, but there is still between 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch on the pad.
> There is maybe 30% to 40% more pad on the passenger side pad.
>
> I have about a 100 mile drive back home. Can I have this fixed at
> home, or does it need immediate attention? What's the downside to
> driving another 100 miles before fixing?
>
> Also, the car is pulsing at high speeds when the brakes are applied,
> which I think means the drums/rotors are out of round, so perhaps my
> rotors need to be turned/replaced in any event?
>
> Thanks,
> SJ

Hi,

This is possibly a brake wear indicator tag contacting the brake
rotor. However it should not start when there is still as much as 1/4"
minimum of pad material still left. It may put a slight groove in your
rotor at the edge of the braking area.

However don't take ANY chances with your brakes. Do have it looked at
the confirm this or otherwise before driving 100 miles. That's too far
with a question over the brakes.

Cheers

 >> Stay informed about: Brake is scraping - how far can I drive before fixing? 
Back to top
Login to vote
john

External


Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posts: 8



(Msg. 3) Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:37 pm
Post subject: Re: Brake is scraping - how far can I drive before fixing? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?)

Sounds like the brakes are not applying equally on both sides. Also,
the inner pads which you can't normally see may have worn down a lot
more than the outer pad.

If you can't make a proper diagnosis then the proper recommendation
should be: have it towed and inspected by a competent mechanic.



On Oct 12, 12:18 pm, "Human Factors in the Training of Pilots By
Jefferson M. Koonce" wrote:
> Hello, I have a 1993 Camry with 215k miles. Yesterday, the driver's
> side front brake began making an unpleasant scraping noise when the
> brakes were applied. The brakes are getting to the age where they need
> to be replaced, but this is the first time the brake has made any kind
> of noise. There are tiny metal shavings where the pad touches the
> rotor, but there is still between 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch on the pad.
> There is maybe 30% to 40% more pad on the passenger side pad.
>
> I have about a 100 mile drive back home. Can I have this fixed at
> home, or does it need immediate attention? What's the downside to
> driving another 100 miles before fixing?
>
> Also, the car is pulsing at high speeds when the brakes are applied,
> which I think means the drums/rotors are out of round, so perhaps my
> rotors need to be turned/replaced in any event?
>
> Thanks,
> SJ
 >> Stay informed about: Brake is scraping - how far can I drive before fixing? 
Back to top
Login to vote
john

External


Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posts: 8



(Msg. 4) Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:46 pm
Post subject: Re: Brake is scraping - how far can I drive before fixing? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?)

I think you're going to end up needing not only rotors and pads. I'd
recommend Akebono ProAct ceramic pads. Raybestos rotors (~$17 service
grade online price rockauto.com) are fine if you don't want to go
Brembo (~$60) or Raybestos Advanced Technology (~$45).

You're likely to need caliper/anchor-pins inspections/cleaning/
replacment to resolve the binding issue (uneven wear). Probably should
change out the brake fluid as well. I'd use Castrol GT LMA (low
moisture activity) or Valvoline Synthetic fluids.

For what little metal today's rotors have, I'd replace than to
resurface them.

The following article is for new rotors:
http://www.brakeandfrontend.com/Article/65637/tech_tip_machining_new_r...rs_is_u


On Oct 12, 12:18 pm, "Human Factors in the Training of Pilots By
Jefferson M. Koonce" wrote:
> Also, the car is pulsing at high speeds when the brakes are applied,
> which I think means the drums/rotors are out of round, so perhaps my
> rotors need to be turned/replaced in any event?
>
> Thanks,
> SJ
 >> Stay informed about: Brake is scraping - how far can I drive before fixing? 
Back to top
Login to vote
Display posts from previous:   
Related Topics:
Over-drive, what is it for? - Sorry fellows but I have never owned a car with an over-drive. Consequently, I don't know what it is supposed to do in my '99 Camry. When do you press the button that brings the O/D on? Considering the current cost of fuel, is it more economic drivin...

Drive belt question - I have a 99 Toyota Camry with 68K mileage. The dealer told me that the drive belt is very thin, and I need to change a new one, plus the timing belt. I didn't find anywhere in the maintenance manual that suggested me to change the drive belt, but found....

'88 Camry All Trac gets stuck in 4 wheel drive... - '88 Camry 2.0 liter All Trac. I also have a problem with the 4 wheel drive system. When I push the button to engage the rear wheels, the system works great, except when I am done, it will not disengage. Suggestions from friends were to: try it on snow...

Can I drive toyota camry 99 with charcoal canister problem - I had checked Toyota Camry 99 XLE V6 at local Toyota dealer. Error code was P0446 and he suggested to replace charcoal canister for 485$ and vapor pressure sensor 210$ plus 2 1/2 hour labor cost 252$ in order to fix P0446. This looks to me very expensiv...

2002 camry brake flush - how often - My toyota dealers says it is time for the brake fluid to be flushed. The car is three years old now with 25,000 miles on it. What do you think? No where in my service manual is a brake fluid flush discussed. Thanks, Larry
   car problems (Home) -> Toyota -> Camry All times are: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Page 1 of 1

 
You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You can edit your posts in this forum
You can delete your posts in this forum
You can vote in polls in this forum

Warning: fopen(/home/adsense_reject.txt) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/autoforu/public_html/Giga/GigaFunctions.php on line 1142

Warning: fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/autoforu/public_html/Giga/GigaFunctions.php on line 1143

Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/autoforu/public_html/Giga/GigaFunctions.php on line 1144



[ Contact us | Terms of Service/Privacy Policy ]