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Toyota Corolla Maintenance and Repair



  • alex24alex24 Posts: 54
    Yes thats possibly true, Try disconnecting the possitive battery cable for a few minutes, that should reset the computer in the car.
  • kenymkenym Posts: 405
    Take to the Toyota dealer. It is a simple process and I doubt they would charge you anything
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341

    My opinion: go on eBay or search the internet, or go to the dealer and purchase an owner's manual, and give it to your son for the holidays.
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,667
    It is a very simple process that involves holding down the trip odometer reset and turning the key, but I cannot remember the specifics. Hopefully, someone here will go out and look in their owner's manual and give you the instructions. I can give you the instructions from my '07 Camry manual later, since it will likely be the same as the Corolla.

    Don't go to the dealer for a 1 minute job. Someone here will eventually help, or do a search for the procedure on the internet. It is just a reminder to change your oil, so it won't hurt anything to keep driving with the light on for the time being.
  • Anyone has a repair manual for a 98 Corolla??
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,040
    From Section 1-6, page 114 of he Owner's Manual

    1. Turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position with the odometer reading shown. (For details, see “Odometer and two trip meters” on page 104 in this Section.)

    2. Turn the ignition key to the “ON” position while holding down the trip meter reset knob. Hold down the button for at least 5 seconds. The odometer indicates “000000” and the light goes off.

    If the system fails to reset, the light will continue flashing.
  • Help Please car thieft rampant in my area :cry: :cry: :cry:
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    Perhaps the service manual located here, see Download:
  • me and my friends are making a road trip to snowshoe wv and we will have to go through the mountains. i was wondering if anyone can tell me how corollas preform on mountain terrain or give me any help
  • I don't see a 1998 repai manual in this site, does anyone else know where I acn Download a repair manual for a 1998 Corolla?
  • me and my friends are making a road trip to snowshoe wv and we will have to go through the mountains. i was wondering if anyone can tell me how corollas preform on mountain terrain or give me any help
  • mcdawggmcdawgg Posts: 1,667
    I have been to the Snowshoe WV area 10+ times, and all but a few have been in a Corolla. It performs great, (mine is a manual transmission) but it does require some downshifting to maintain speeds uphill from time to time. But this is fun for me. On some of the steep downhills, I downshift to keep from using the brakes too much.

    Overall, it is no speed demon, but you will have no problems with your Corolla in WV. By the way, they build Corolla engines at the Toyota plant in WV.

    Enjoy the trip, WV is great!
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    Oh man. Did you drink your coffee today? :sick:

    Go back to this site by clicking on the link. I'll repeat it again here:

    Scroll down past the image of the car, the reference to the Wiring Diagram via AllData, past the Ads by Google, till you see Download | Mirror and right click >> save as.


    Click on Download.

    You'll find 113MB of a zipped up .PDF Service Manual for a 1994 Toyota Corolla. Included in the .ZIP archive is a 307 page .PDF wiring manual. I'm looking at it right now.

    It truly doesn't get much better than that. :shades:

  • I have a 98 Corolla with 120,000 miles on it. It's been burning oil. It runs great but I am just concerned why is it burning oil. I know these cars go past 200,000 miles but is it normal to be burning oil this early?
  • 10sfan10sfan Posts: 136
    See post (2/25/07) #2820 & 2748 (1/10/07). I also replaced the engine on a 2001 4 cyl Corolla, Jan 07, with 84,000 that was burning 1 to 2 quarts every time the gas tank was to be filled since about 64,000 miles. The piston rod finally broke and that was it. We unfortunately purchased it with 52,000 and had no recourse with Toyota Customer Service.

    Apparently this was an inherent problem with theis engine so we had to be very concerned with a replacement engine block, etc. This was a year ago and so far so good.
  • alex24alex24 Posts: 54
    I have the same year, same problem as yours, I tryed every thing, could not fine the problem why my oil was disappearing, So a Summit Racing Tech. told me to switch brands of oil, So I switch from Castrol 10/30 to Penzoil 10/30 and this helped a great deal, but I still loose oil but not to bad at all now.
  • alex24alex24 Posts: 54
    my 98 corolla number 1 piston rod broke and went through my block, this engine ran perfect, there was no explanation for this to happen, So I put in a 99 engine in place from the auto wrecking yard, and this one is running good but I have a oil disappering problem, no leaks, and it does not look like its burning it, as I switched brands of oil and that did help alot but still not perfect, So some of these engine do have a major problem thats hard to explain.
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    it's possible it's a stuck PCV valve. it's an easy thing to diagnose and cheap to replace if the internals are "gummed up".

    google it.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,403
    It's either burning or leaking, no other possibilities. A clogged PCV can force the oil out in areas you might not see.


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