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Old 12-22-2018, 02:57 PM
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my camry was a japenese model, or so I've been told. my question is if brake parts are the same for American and japenese. my camry has 15 inch tires if that matters. this is a great little car and at 6'4 I still fit in it with little effort. it gets great mileage and it'll be my last car, at 71 I don't go much. there is a little play in the drivers seat as well. it rocks back a bit and is a distraction. i'd like to know if this is some problem they all have of if it's something I can repair. thank you for your imput.
 
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:04 PM
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To confirm if the car is Japan build, use the Camry Forum VIN decoder at the link below:

https://www.camryforums.com/forum/vindecoder.php

A Japan car should have a "J" in the first position of the VIN.

Most brake parts are the same but not all. If a difference, sites such as Rockauto.com will list a part by Japan or USA built car.

Find the part your looking for at the link below and refer to the listings for that part for any applicable build country differences.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...ke+&+wheel+hub

Is the seat electric or manual?

What area is rocking and how? The seat rides on a track which should have a solid connection. There is also separate seat recline. Is the seat moving back and forth on the track or rocking like a rocking chair?

The seat is held in by 4 bolts. Easy to remove. However if the seat has built in airbags make sure the battery is disconnect before disconnecting the airbag wiring and stays disconnected until its reconnected.
 
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:11 AM
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I tried to respond with a quick reply and it might not have gone thru so here it is again. the seat rocks as a rocking chair, maybe 2 inches or so. it's tight to the floor and it is electric.
 
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The lower seat cushion frame bolts to the upper part of the seat track (the part that moves) by 4 vertical bolts. The vertical seat cushion frame bolts to the upper track by two horizontal bolts. The actual seat cushions then attach to the seat cushion frames.

The upper and lower seat tracks are integrally attached to each other (meaning no fasteners) much like a drawer track.

The lower seat tracks bolt horizontally to the chassis at each end of the track. These bolts are hidden by plastic covers visible by looking under the front and rear of seat. Determine if these bolts are tight.

I assume the vertical seat frame recliner is also electric. If the vertical seat cushion frame is the only part moving (rocking) would guess you have an issue with the electric gear drive recliner unit.

If the lower and vertical cushion seat frames are moving together and the lower seat track is bolted firm to the chassis. There appears to be a problem with the lower/upper seat track mating which would be unusual.
 
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