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33 minutes ago, Vlady said:

This and warped front discs. Toyota Camry, especially with 3.5 motor also suffers this.

 

That is a US model isn't it? My Camrys were 3-litre and never needed anything but routine work on the brakes because a very diligent independent man did all the maintenance. I so wish he had not retired! However eventually the second one had to go because the brake pipes had corroded front to back, what a waste! Ferociously thirsty however.

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There are several threads on the various forums about greasing caliper pins, what grease to use or not to use. There is a newly formed company called ProSlip which is marketing a pack of three little

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14 hours ago, MartinH said:

That is a US model isn't it? My Camrys were 3-litre and never needed anything but routine work on the brakes because a very diligent independent man did all the maintenance. I so wish he had not retired! However eventually the second one had to go because the brake pipes had corroded front to back, what a waste! Ferociously thirsty however.

Martin, this is in Russia, I like to watch youtube videos and Russia and Eastern Block (UK doesn't have that many videos on used cars, like 10-15/20 years old) do have good stuff now on youtube, Camry is very popular there, and all youtubers say the brake discs are prone to warping. 

Saying that, I am still on BMW forum and they have these issues as well, not sure it is due to the way the car is driven or just week disc material. I think Lexus is using to a great material and they easily overheat or whatever.

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Curiously, my first Camry, a 1991 XV10, condemned because the aircon could not be re-gassed with a modern refrigerant, was sold to a Russian guy who said it was going to Moscow. 'We don't need aircon over there," he told me, "and we've got lots of cheap petrol."

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Just been on My Lexus. Both rear brake calipers were replaced on my car in June 2016 @ 58k miles. I looked at my calipers in autumn. The pins and sliders came away easily so I greased them up and put them back in. So definitely yes to checking them at least once a year depending on mileage done.

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13 hours ago, Mr Vlad said:

Just been on My Lexus. Both rear brake calipers were replaced on my car in June 2016 @ 58k miles. I looked at my calipers in autumn. The pins and sliders came away easily so I greased them up and put them back in. So definitely yes to checking them at least once a year depending on mileage done.

Why do you think the calipers were changed so early? You reckon the pins were seized?!

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Could be wrong but I don't think dealers remove the pins and regrease. If they're seized they replace the whole caliper. Or that's what I recall from a conversation with Lexus Sheffield re: my RX.

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Just now, rich1068 said:

Could be wrong but I don't think dealers remove the pins and regrease. If they're seized they replace the whole caliper. Or that's what I recall from a conversation with Lexus Sheffield re: my RX.

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My car and my wife's car - both when under warranty had sized callipers.

Lexus simply replaced them ...

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Hi Vlady I've no idea why anything was done on my car in its history. I've only had it 6 months.

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4 hours ago, rich1068 said:

If they're seized they replace the whole caliper.

I think they replace the caliper itself along with the caliper carrier/bracket, from what I've seen it comes as one complete unit called 'Cylinder assy'. Normally the caliper carrier/bracket can be purchased separately but not in this case. 

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