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2005 Camry Brake Problem
Hey everyone, I've been having a hell of a time with a problem with my 2005 Camry XLE (4 cyl/disc brakes/auto trans).
The pedal sinks all the way to the floor when I brake, even though it stops the car, it doesn't feel right. Also, I have searched and it seems a lot of gen5 owners have the exact same issue and people are calling it "normal".
It might be normal. I'm not sure. My dad's 06 Camry LE is the same way.
I had the pads/rotors/master cylinder replaced by my mechanic. It's exactly the same as it was when I brought it there.
I took it to another mechanic, who told me the reason why it's not fixed is because I bought an Autozone master cylinder (New, not a remanufactured MC). He said if I bought a Toyota one it would be fine.
He is not affiliated with Toyota, so I'm not sure if he's right or wrong about that.
I'm going to take the car to the dealer for a check tomorrow. Of course, they might feed me the same line (buy toyota MC).
Could the Autozone MC be the problem? The previous OEM one was the exact same feel.
If Toyota declares the car "ok", should I take off the Autozone MC and put the old Toyota one back on so I can get my money back? Or would that be a bad idea?
Thanks for any help.