View Full Version : camry brake problems

07-27-2011, 06:18 AM
Hey guys,

I have a '93 Camry LE v6,
Was driving around today and all of a sudden the brake pedal went to the floor, and hasn't come up since. The brakes barely work, only if i step on the pedal REALLY hard since this happened. I had to limp the car home and haven't drove it since. Can anybody point me in the right direction?

Thanks all.

07-27-2011, 06:52 AM
is there brake fluid still in the reservoir?

If so, then it's your master cylinder.
If not, then you have a leak somewhere.

07-27-2011, 05:33 PM
Is there any way to pressurize the cylinder to see where fluid is leaking? So i went and checked today, and the master cylinder was low on brake fluid. Topped it up, pumped the brakes to see if i would get any pressure, and heard a hissing noise. Went and looked back and all the fluid was gone, and the fittings that go into the MC were dry..

07-27-2011, 06:16 PM
Check each wheel. Probably a busted rubber line to one of the calipers/cylinders. Did you see the leak anywhere under the car?

07-27-2011, 07:02 PM
Check each wheel. Probably a busted rubber line to one of the calipers/cylinders. Did you see the leak anywhere under the car?


07-27-2011, 07:13 PM
I didn't see any visible leaks, but did see that the front drivers side fender guard had some type of recent fluid that was sprayed on it.

07-27-2011, 07:20 PM
Start there. Check your connections, and the bleeder valve. If all of that is tight, start replacing the lines.

07-28-2011, 01:19 AM
Well, found the leak. It's coming from the hard lines that run under the drivers side. Does anybody know what size the camry hardline uses?

07-28-2011, 01:44 AM
are you going to bend the line yourself? If so, you can use any size as long as you have the correct end fittings. Typically it's 1/4". However with how typical the camry is, you can get the pre-bent line from Toyota still.

07-28-2011, 05:24 PM
Or at a junk yard. Hard lines don't tend to break.

08-03-2011, 06:53 AM
All fixed! Quick question, anybody have the v6 camry? How's gas consumption, I'm trying to figure out if the engine is consuming a normal amount of fuel

08-04-2011, 02:09 AM
My sister used to get like 18 town/23 freeway with hers. The v6 chugs gas if you don't drive it right.

Hipster Lawrence
08-05-2011, 12:24 AM
My es300 gets about 22-25 in mixed driving. Steady hwy is almost 30. Camry should do marginally Better due to it's lighter weight.

08-09-2011, 04:04 PM
One last thing,

This developed as of late : the car has a crazy vibration as of late, through the steering wheel, and the whole car feels sluggish. Sometimes it's there and sometimes it's not. Huge vacuum leak?