I just had a brake job done last week on my 99 Camry, the left front rotors were replaced, the disk was “recut”, and a brake system was flushed. The rotors had excessive wear on them, the right front rotors were fine. Before the repair, I had noticed a very small (controllable) shimmy in the steering wheel at 40mph and at 60mph. The car would steer straignt.
Since then, I am drive about 30 to 40 minutes commute each way and I am still smelling hot brakes. I went by a friends house about 30 minutes away, and he brought out an infrared spot thermometer. The left front disc measured 400F, the left front wheel 375F. The right front disk 250F and the right front wheel measured 225F. Please note, I am near Phoenix, and when we measured the temps the air temp was easily over 105F.
Are these temps normal or high?
The emergency brake is hand operated, but does it operate the drums in the rear or the disks upfrront?
This car is a manual so I know how to slow down by upshifting.
No, I am not leaving my foot on the brake pedal.
What causes the brakes to retract when I lift my foot off the brake pedal? Could there still be something wrong with that part of the brake system?
The car has 185k miles on it.
Thanks for your comments