Having owned and worked on the brakes for an Avalon, a Solara and a
Highlander, all I can offer is my personal experience that Toyota
brakes suck; especially the rears. I've had rear rotors get ruined in less
than 5000 miles because the calipers that were fine suddenly failed/locked up.
And this has happened on all three vehicles. I am not talking about vehicles
that have hundreds of thousands of miles on them either. The Avalon did this
practically right out of the box. Not sure what you pay for rotors, but
AdvanceAuto has better prices on rotors than the other two FLAPS that I use.
And Advance has their speed perks that gives nice discounts via your email. I
never got any discounts or coupons from CARQUEST. good lucktim
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> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:18:37 -0400
> Subject: [Shop-talk] Weird Rotor Issue
> The SO's car is a Toyota MR2 Spider (05). She doesn't drive it alot and
> it sat all winter in WV under a carport roof.
> Now, the brakes are making some noise and the car isn't stopping properly
> (it takes longer to stop and there is speed related intermittent noise.)
> Here is the weird part, I know that rotors can get rusty without use, and
> that is most likely what happened here. The problem is that even after
> lots of driving, the edges of the rotors are still pitted and it looks
> like only the insides of the pads are stopping the car.
> So, I was planning on flushing the brake fluid and driving it some more to
> see if that take care of the problem. OR do I need to put new rotors on
> this car? The pads still have plenty of meat on them.
> SO is returning to WV on Weds, so I need to do this quick. What's the
> wisdom here think is the safest option? (Toyota rotors are ridiculously
> over priced and don't want to replace all four if I don't need to.)
> Here are two photos of the rotors...
> Sent from my Commodore 64 on a 2400 Baud Modem.
> Eric P
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