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#161 of 574 changing oil for the first time
Jun 26, 2005 (8:15 pm)
hi I 'm changing the oil or at least attempting to change the oil on my 1998 toyota corolla.I unscrewed one of the the screws that i tought would empty out my old oil. the oil that came out was not too thick it was brownish. I then for curiosity checked the dip stick to check the oil level and it looked regular I'm wondering did I unsrew the correct one or not? Could I have unscrewed something else other than oil?
#162 of 574 Re: changing oil for the first time [jariel]
Jun 27, 2005 (12:48 pm)
Check the transmission fluid.
#164 of 574 Re: Noise from tyres [gulllu]
Jul 11, 2005 (3:15 am)
If the noise you hear come from the rear wheels,you should check if the brake shoe have enough lube(grease) in between the shoe and plate. I Think you have the same problem I have on my 1997 corrola
Jul 14, 2005 (9:58 pm)
Hi, my 1998 corolla makes a squeaking sound every time I turn in on in the mornings, eventually the sound stops after i've driven for about 5 - 10 minutes, after it warms up a little bit. I'm not sure exactly where the noise is coming from I just know it's coming from the front, any ideas?
#166 of 574 squeaking sound
Jul 15, 2005 (1:46 am)
Probably the sound is from a loose belt. Have all your belts inspected and/or replaced.
#167 of 574 Wheel alignment by sears
Jul 18, 2005 (4:25 am)
Im new to this board, so here it goes.. Today, I went to Sears to get the tires on my 1999 Toyota Corolla changed . The technician said im going to need a Wheel Alignment, So I agreed. The car dries like a dream. No pulling and it drives straight as an arrow. Now i go online, and im blown away to see how many complaints and reports of fraud that were aimed at Sears, My question is , will this wheel alignment cause problems down the road? The technician gave me a printed before and after summary report on the alignment. it seems like its in the specified range. I would like to share it with this board for your advise... Please help!!
Jul 18, 2005 (7:33 pm)
Everytime you get a set of tires, you need an alignment to ensure that the tires will have a long life. After a wheel alignment, the car goes straight down the road. Tires wear out faster when they pull significantly one way or another. The car must have been really bad before the alignment was done.
Who cares what anyone else thinks about the Sears brand, when your particular Sears tire place did it correctly for you.
Enjoy your new tires!
Jul 19, 2005 (10:16 am)
You don't always need an alignment. If your car drifts to one side or you have uneven tire wear you could need an alignment. Or you could just need to check your tire pressure.
Getting an alignment won't hurt anything other than your pocketbook. A car with new tires could be driving like a dream just because of the new tires, or it could be due to the alignment. Without actual measurement data taken at the source it is hard to say.
Gotta watch what these places "recommend" these days.
Jul 19, 2005 (4:26 pm)
There's people that don't know what an alignment is. The same goes for keeping a tire pressure guage in the car. The steering wheel could be upside down and someone would still drive it in that condition.
Sometimes you need some help in life.
After seeing some roads in this country, I don't know how some people even keep their cars in any sort of alignment. I just got back from a big camping trip in VT and its amazing how some states are much better than others in their "road conditions".