Vehicle shakes after new rear drums and brake shoes were installed.

55

Asked by Jul 03, 2014 at 02:03 PM about the 1993 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just had new brake shoes and drums installed on the rear wheels of my vehicle.  I
noticed when driving home that the rear of the vehicle vibrates/shakes a bit when
applying the brakes (I can feel it in the brake pedal as well).  Is this a normal part of the
break-in period, or should I be concerned that the job was not done right or defective
parts were used?  Thanks!

Car is a 1993 Camry with 213,000 miles.  Shaking occurs whether I'm coming to a
slow stop or quick stop.

5 Answers

261,155

Not normal and check your work again.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
55

Thanks, Tom. Any ideas what may cause something like that? As alluded to in the posted question, I didn't do the work so I don't know what to check. The shop that did the work is closed until Monday because of the Independence Day holiday weekend. I'm also wondering if it is safe to drive over the next few days. Thanks!

261,155

OK, I'd be careful driving it, maybe a short trip to a picnic.

3,445

Most people cut new drums and adjust take it back

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
55

I did take it back and found that the drums needed to be smoothed...not sure "smoothed" is the right word, but they put them on something that rapidly rotated them and now the car drives great.

Your Answer

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 91,141 nationwide Camry listings starting at $300.

ZIP:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    13,840
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,700
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    3,050
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,105 Great Deals out of 65,887 listings starting at $561
Used Toyota Corolla
892 Great Deals out of 60,260 listings starting at $850
Used Honda Civic
733 Great Deals out of 65,147 listings starting at $1,350
Used Nissan Altima
1,098 Great Deals out of 79,272 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Sonata
855 Great Deals out of 55,051 listings starting at $1,499
Used Nissan Maxima
318 Great Deals out of 22,465 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota 4Runner
316 Great Deals out of 25,376 listings starting at $1,750

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
18,878 listings starting at $20,385
2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 1,173 listings starting at $12,741
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 1,848 listings starting at $10,980
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 1,426 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 1,422 listings starting at $8,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.