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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#129 of 574 30,000 Mile Scheduled Maintenance Checkup
Mar 21, 2005 (7:25 am)
So, I bought a used Toyota Corolla 2004 and it's almost at the 30,000 mile mark. According to the Scheduled Maintenance Guide, I should get all this stuff done to it. I called some local dealers and non-dealers to ask what it would cost. It's basically between $220 (non-dealer) to $420 (dealer). Now, my question is, do I really need to do everything they say in the scheduled maintenance guide OR can I just a) change the oil b) change the engine air filter and c) replace the engine coolant?
Is there anything else I should be getting replaced? The Maintenance guide says a bunch of stuff needs to be checked. The cabin air filter seems to be a possibility and people here seem to be talking alot about replacing tranny fluid every 15K -- that seems excessive.
I live in Boston, where I sometimes do make short trips in subfreezing temperatures. So maybe I should get the auto transmission fluid replaced this time.
#130 of 574 Service intervals at 5K or 7.5K miles?
Mar 29, 2005 (9:07 am)
What is the sevice interval for 05 corollas? Often I read 7500 miles. According to toyota http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/pdfs/corolla_echo_service_05.pdf it is 5000 miles.
What says the Manual you get with the car? I fear it says the same like toyota.com
Especially if you keep the warranty you need to follow the rules (even when stupid).
Another one: do i need to take my corolla to a Toyota-shop? Even when it i only an oil change? in order to keep my warranty...
I read (but unfortunatel didn'T find a source on honda.com) the civic has got 10K miles service interval. Since that is my second choice... the service could be the deciding factor.
Talking about oil, why are the oil changes so often anyway? I mean, European toyota have 10K mile changes, VW/Audi , Opel have 20K/2 year miles oil changes (but in the US they sell cars with 5K miles changes). Is the oil cheaper, or the fuel worse?
so what is the interval without risking to lose warranty?
#131 of 574 Re: Transmission Oil Change [badriczek]
Mar 30, 2005 (12:15 pm)
Did you find the filler tube? It is next to the dipstick for the automatic transmission fluid under your hood.
#132 of 574 what maintenance is needed for 100,000 miles corolla
Apr 06, 2005 (9:54 am)
I own a 2001 Toyota Corolla with about 100,000 miles on it, i have not done a lot of maitenance other then oil change on it, and changed brakes
What maintenance is suggested to keep it working.
1, spark plug change
2, flush transmission oil
3 change hoses and rubber belts
what about the struts, do they need any maintenance
Apr 06, 2005 (7:48 pm)
flush the coolant
struts come much later
#134 of 574 Re: what maintenance is needed for 100,000 miles corolla [kulkarni_ash]
Apr 07, 2005 (3:51 am)
The problem with your 2001 Corolla is compelling indeed, particularly since it is in the 100,000 mile range.
I hope to speak for all respectable mechanics when I recommend the following repair: Go in to the passenger compartment on the right side of the car. Immediately in front of the passenger front seat, like where the passenger's knees would go, there is a hidden compartment with a release latch on the face of it. When you pull that latch toward you and sort of up (not much force is needed), the access door to the hidden compartment will open. Inside this hidden compartment you will find a soft covered book that says "Owner's Manual" or something similar. This book contains much useful information and has a section in it relating to topics of "maintenance" ...............
Excuse me, I'll be right back..........
Apr 07, 2005 (5:17 am)
thats pretty good
Keeping a record is not a bad idea either of what you done to know your frequencies.
They used to make those wonderful "at a glance" little books about autos. It was handy to keep all your info in it.
#136 of 574 Jacking Points under 05 Corolla..?
Apr 13, 2005 (6:38 am)
I need to know where the safe jacking points are under the car
(not the slots on the frame sides)....
so I can raise the rear of the car and get jack stands in position
any help or diagram would be great...
#137 of 574 driving 2000 corolla 5 speed
Apr 14, 2005 (11:20 am)
will i do any damage to my car if i start it in second gear??
#138 of 574 Re: driving 2000 corolla 5 speed [george525]
Apr 14, 2005 (12:26 pm)
Not if you do it right and not all the time. I drove cars and trucks for a couple of years all together that had no first gear at all. Its not fun, and you can quickly smoke the clutch if you are always in a hurry or beat it too hard.