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Toyota Corolla Maintenance and Repair



  • weilunweilun Posts: 2
    I have a Corolla 01 S. Lately I notice the car jerks when the gear shifts up or down. It happens even when I am on a flat road and the car accelerates slowly (the car is warm). I check the transmission fluid level and it is always between the low notch of the hot region and the high notch of the cold region, when the car is warm. When the car is cold (just started), the level is below the low notch of the cold. Is the lack of transmission fluid related to the jerk and should I add more fluid into the transmission?
  • Yesterday I got right rear side tire flat. One garage guy tried fixing it but could not. SO I guess I need to replace the tire. On my 99 Corolla car, these original tires have already done 22K Miles.

    I need suggestion from you guys, on which Tire Make/Model should I choose. The size is 185/65R14.

    All ideas are welcome.

  • 8u6hfd8u6hfd Posts: 1,391
    Michelin X-One. WE have them on our 1994 Corolla DX. Great tires. The OE ones for that car was the Michelin XGT4.
  • jl30jl30 Posts: 11
    There is no overdrive on the CE because it comes with a 3 speed auto transmission. LE and S comes with a 4 speed with overdrive.
  • This really isn't a big problem, but it's something I've been noticing for a while. On my '99 Corolla LE, if the air flow is left on "defrost" overnight, moisture will develop on the inside of the windshield right above the vents. Also, during the winter, if there is any more than one person in the car the windows and back window get fogged very quickly. Does anyone else have this problem? Turning on the defroster helps to some extent but if there's around three or four people in the car, that isn't enough. These problems probably aren't really a big deal, but I thought I'd ask. Thanks!
  • In my '95 corolla is the oxygen sensor still covered under the 80,000 mile warranty?--In the warranty manual they use the term EGR gas temperature sensor--is this the same part?
  • semezsemez Posts: 36
    Cant explain the loss of approx 1.5 quarts of oil
    Underside of car bone dry and It is not burning or leaking oil. Has anyone experienced this problem. Car has 55,000 miles never had a bit of trouble.. Could the last oil change shorted me on the amt of oil they put in. Someone told me that expect these engines to burn/loose oil after a certain number of miles. Any truth in this
  • jeproxjeprox Posts: 466
    it is possible your oil change guy didnt really fill up your oil. 55,000 miles is quite low for a corolla to be burning oil unless the car is abused quite often.

    fill up your oil and check every 2-3 days and go from there. if you use your car daily and it is burning oil, your oil level will go down within a week. you may not see any blue smoke from your tailpipe but it doesnt mean you're not burning oil. so fill it up and check every few days
  • I have a "86" Tercel with the same problem. Has 91,000 miles on it but I always took good care of it and changed the oil every 3,000 miles. Now I find I do need to add oil often even though it is running like a clock and never looks like or smells like it is burning oil.
  • fantascpfantascp Posts: 175
    Hi everyone- i need some help for a friend of mine who owns a 96 Toyota Corolla LE- in trying to find out what could possibly be causing a rubbing/clanking noise under the front left wheel area- under the hood by the drivers side. this noise happened before and the dealership gave her first- new brakes and then a new differential.
    the noise disappeared, but about 9000 miles later the noise is back and much louder and it seems to come back in damp,wet weather more so than dry,sunny days. The dealership refuses to do anything further unless they actually hear the noise again which unfortunately is not constant.
    Any help would be appreciated.
  • farrizfarriz Posts: 10
    I would like to know if I could wash the engine and other parts under the hood of my 92 Corolla.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,416
    You need to be careful about washing an engine, as you don't want to be blowing things apart with too much pressure, or saturating certain accessories with water (like the alternator).

    I much prefer using a brush and a light, easily evaporating solvent, and then brush again with soap and water. You have more control and it comes out real nice.


  • britton2britton2 Posts: 305
    check out - they have an article on how to wash your engine
  • I have a new Corolla LE, Automatic with 2500 miles on it. I am only getting 23.5 mpg city driving.
    My method of figuring mileage is to fill the tank ('til the pump stops) , clear the odometer, drive, then refill the tank and and see how many gallons it takes, check the odometer and do the math.
    I am not a heavy-footed driver. This is mainly comute driving on the Olympic corridor between Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Any ideas?
  • britton2britton2 Posts: 305
    I've had my '01 LE (4 speed auto) for almost 1 year now - I get between 30-32 MPG in the city - I have even gotten more than that a couple of times - here's how I figure my mileage: when I stop for gas, I set one of my trip meters to "zero" - the next time I stop for gas, I fill up and let the pump stop automatically (I don't top it off) and then I divide the number of miles on the trip meter by the number of gallons it took to fill up - I also gently accelerate from a dead stop, such as at a red light - I keep my tires inflated to 32 PSI - I "coast" whenever I can - such as when I'm approaching a red light - check out and click on the gas-saving tips for other suggestions - hope this helps
  • nhepker1nhepker1 Posts: 11
    I'm hoping that somebody here can help me. Just today when driving I tried to use the wipers on my 99 Corolla. When I turned them to Intermittent they ran at the low speed and when I turn them off they stop at that position rather than going all the way back down. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Is it something that I could fix myself or do I have to take it into the dealer?
  • jsleesijsleesi Posts: 33
    When I start the car in the morning, the engin chatters until engin warms up. The Chatter can last for about 5 miles or some times less.
    Can some one can give me some help?
    Changed oil every 3 k miles and taking good care of the car.
    I have not notice any power lose or gas mileage.

    Need your help. Thanks

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  • falis01falis01 Posts: 9
    I have an 02 Corolla LE and I have an annoying intermittent squeak coming from the steering column or dash above it. It is a high pitched squeak that is not of a normal car squeak nature. I have taken it to 2 separate dealers 4 times now. The first time, I had to ride with the technician to show him the squeak, but because it was late in the day, I made another appointment for him to fix it. When I brought it back the next week, it wasn't squeaking. I made another appointment with another dealer when it started again, but when I took it in it, it wasn't squeaking even though it was squeaking earlier in the day. Today I took it in for another appointment and of course by the time I got the dealer the squeak had subsided. I have made arrangements to take it to the dealer as soon as it starts squeaking instead of the appt run around, but was wondering if anyone had a similar problem and can recommend a solution that may have worked on their car at another dealership. Thanks in advance!!!
  • deagleddeagled Posts: 20
    Celica GT-S or Matrix XRS owners may know about this...

    when rpm's are up around 6500, just after VVTL-i kicks in, I hear a strange noise. the noise is comming from the center console just under the shifter. Almost sounds like someone sucking on a straw. In other words it sounds like liquid being pushed through a hose or something.

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