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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    Back brakes locked when started on cold 15 degree day. All the lights on display such as Brakes, ABS light VSC lights stay lighted.

  • ebtihal Dec 15, 2008

    I drive my 101k '95 Camry once every 2-3 days.  The coldest three mornings of the past few weeks it screeches, from the rear right wheel.  Yesterday it was so bad I couldn't drive it, that wheel refused to move, as if it was frozen in place.  Today it's 45 degrees, no problem.

  • saxon dave Dec 18, 2008

    saxon dave,

  • saxon dave Dec 18, 2008

    saxon dave, back brakes stay on when handbrake is aplied in warm weather as well.

  • ebtihal May 11, 2010

    Gearhead....Um...for me, not really.  Once it goes, the car runs like normal.  Brakes seem to work fine.  You think the rear brake lines aren't staying pressurized?  Due to the cold?  Another clue:  I park on a hill, downward, so I probably have my brakes on somewhat.  But it seems that the sound was there when I didn't have my foot on the brakes.  It really seems like the axle or something just seized up on the rear right.  


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Whats happing is you are having the rear brake lines to stay pressurized, is there any thing else going on with the car?

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