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Toyota Corolla Maintenance and Repair



  • Can anyone help, i have a 2001 Toyota Corolla and want to know how to fit rear speakers. I have located wires either side near where the speakers should be fitted but these appear to be dead. Any ideas?
  • tireirontireiron Posts: 3
    How do these wires appear to be dead? Are they the factory wires? Is there a factory head unit in the car? If there is an aftermarket head unit, they may have run new wires. Give us some more info if you can.
  • mallan1mallan1 Posts: 3
    The wires appear to be factory fitted as they come out of the wiring loom and stop just short of where the rear speakers should be fitted. The wires have a black rectangular shaped plug attatched. I am unsure as to whether they are connected to the rear of the radio as i do not know the proceedure for taking the built in radio out as this is obviously factory fitted as well.
  • I have an 98 Corolla with about 104000 kms on it - just recently hearing a knocking noise that appears to come from the left rear of the car - only happens on bumpy roads and there is a lot around here what with the snow and ice were experiencing - imagenyone have or had a similar problem, Cannyscot
  • my rear tires start to howl at 40 mph and gets louder the faster I go, I have the goodyear integrety tires that came with my 2004 corolla, went to a tire shop and they said my tires are coupling and that I should change them to eliminate the noise, any one else have this problem or is road noise just an issue with this car? didn't have this problem before. I don't want to change my tires cause to me they still look good,lots of tread and good wear since I rotate them regularly and align as well. my car just turned 20k miles.
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    Plausible, but I think the term is "cupping" not coupling...Cupping will do this => i had a set of continentals on a VW Jetta that did this and made major amounts of noise. I don't remember what caused the cupping in the first place it was so long ago, but I don't think I had alignment or suspension issues. I think it was poorly balanced tires to be honest... and my tires probably did a bit of bouncing as a result. I think you might want to research that more.

    There may be a tire warranty that came with the car that you can leverage here.
  • sharlenesharlene Posts: 1
    Interesting to read your posting. I have a 01 Corolla LE that is making a clicking noise when I turn corners as well. It just started making this noise a few days ago and I am a bit concerned about saftey etc. I had mine checked this past weekend and the auto dealer told me it may be my power steering pump that needs to be replaced and/or my tension belt. My power steering fluid was fine. Did you ever get it fixed? If so, what did they fix and how much? I live in the CA, so not sure if the cost varies from state to state.
  • Hey, thanks for the help, turns my right rear bearing was shot, changed it for $279 plus $50 labor. it's an expensive part because the hub and bearing are attached, you can't just take out the bearing and repack a new one. thanks again
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    cool. yeah, when i researched the topic, a bearing problem was mentioned in a few web page hits.
  • tireirontireiron Posts: 3
    I would purchase a repair manual for your car. It will tell you how to do just about any repair for your car. I bought my repair guide from autozone for about 18 bucks. It has helped greatly with numerous fixes i have used. This should tell you how to remove your speakers and factory head unit.
  • mallan1mallan1 Posts: 3
    We have been unable to locate a manual for this model.
  • twinkietwinkie Posts: 1
    I want to change a light bulb in a 1994 Toyota Corolla DX. The bulb is behind the radio, heater and A/C cover panel. I don't know how to get that panel off. There are two screws on the underside but those seem to hold something below the panel for the controls. I went to the library and pulled a Chilton's book but that book covers a lot of model years and there really is no good explanation on how to remove the panel.



  • cmatt2cmatt2 Posts: 17
    I have a 1996 corolla -83,000 miles.The car drove just fine.Next day i went to start it-nothing.I checked the battery it was ok.Just to be sure I installed a new battery-samething.I don't know where to start checking-starter,wires,engine computer etc.I'm hoping that maybe there is a common solution for this problem-I hate to take it into a shop without some idea of what it could be.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    does it crank?
  • dreyfusdreyfus Posts: 24
    My 2 month old Corolla's cloth seats attract lint like no other car I've ever seen. The tan fabric is now covered in dark lint just from normal use and looks awful - especially the center arm rest. None of my other Toyotas with fabric seats have this problem.

    I can clean it up with a lint roller, but the problem reappears within a few days.

    Would a ScotchGuard-like aftermarket treatment help this? What's the deal?
  • cmatt2cmatt2 Posts: 17
    No,the car will not crank.When the key is turned nothing happens.It's like the battery is completely dead.Battery has been replaced,so i know that's not the problem.
  • The contacts on the starter may be worn. The dealer can check this out and replace just the contacts. Elsewhere they will replace the entire starter.
  • cmatt2cmatt2 Posts: 17
    The car is completely dead-no lights,no radio etc.Would a bad starter cause this?
  • Hi. I bought a 2005 Corolla that came without an owner's manual and am curious about the little red security light on my dashboard that blinks when my car is parked. Any ideas?
  • calvinycalviny Posts: 13
    The weather is getting warm now; but, I still get 2000rpm at the start & it takes quite a while to drop to 15000rpm , then 1000rpm... it is not correct...

    I am anticipate that the cold choke is something wrong..Should I check the airflow meter??? or any others suggestion

    Please help...
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