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#202 of 574 Timing Belt on 1998 Corolla LE
Oct 29, 2005 (6:47 pm)
My Corolla LE of 1998 has about 65k miles on it. Do I have to replace the timing-belt? The bottom line, is it still a must to replace the timing-belt on Corolla's of the past 10 years?
I called Toyota's 1-800 number. The customer service rep read off the maintenance manual and said since the manual only says "inspect" the timing belt, it's not necessary to "replace" it.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
#203 of 574 Re: Timing Belt on 1998 Corolla LE [tonygrove]
Oct 31, 2005 (4:46 am)
'98 and newer have timing chains. You don't have to do anything.
#204 of 574 Re-torque Propeller Bolt
Nov 06, 2005 (12:59 pm)
The Corolla maintenance book indicates that propeller bolt needs to be re-torqued as required maintenance. I know of no other front wheel drive car that has this requirement. What is the propeller bolt?
#205 of 574 Re: Re-torque Propeller Bolt [alpine1]
Nov 07, 2005 (7:29 am)
I think this is for AWD or 4 wheel drive vehicles only - does not apply to the Corolla. Check to be sure you are looking at the correct section of the maintenance book.
#206 of 574 Gas flow problem in 88 Corolla
Nov 07, 2005 (9:52 am)
Occasional sporadic faltering was cured with gas-line antifreeze (methyl hydrate) to remove water in the gas. A week later the problem recurred, so I replaced the fuel filter and again added methyl hydrate. Problem was solved for a few days... but is back again! What does it take to get the water completely removed; or am I dealing with an additional problem?
#207 of 574 Re: Re-torque Propeller Bolt [mcdawgg]
Nov 07, 2005 (3:30 pm)
Yep, it does apply to the Corolla. I was at a 2006 auto show and looked at the 2006 Corolla LE. Inside the glove box was the owner's manual and mantenance schedule along with paperwork on the warranty, tires, etc. In the maintence schedule book, the cars are up front and the SUV's in the back, it had that re-torque listed for the Corolla. Could it be a misprint?
#208 of 574 Corrola 1998 malfunction indicator light
Nov 08, 2005 (10:19 am)
The malfunction indicator light is coming on and staying on. Any idea what this indicates. I called toyota customer service and she said she wasnt sure. She said the gas tank cap may not be completely closed. Does that make sense?
The engine appears to be running fine. It has 107000 miles on it. I am the first owner.
#209 of 574 Re: Corrola 1998 malfunction indicator light [kaul]
Nov 09, 2005 (5:54 am)
Could be any number of things, most likely related to emissions. You can take it to AutoZone and have the codes read for free, and this will tell you the problem. It could be as simple as a sensor. Please let us know the results!
#210 of 574 2003 Corolla S - Transmission Flush
Nov 11, 2005 (1:46 pm)
The dealer informed me that my 2003 Corolla S with 41,000 miles needs a Transmission Flush and that it has to have T4 Transmission fluid. They want $190+ to do this. Does this need to be done at 41k? Is this price similar to other places or has anyone gotten this significantly cheaper? Is it correct that this is the only transmission fluid the car will take and that only Toyota sells it? Help, I don't want to overpay, but I don't want to go to someone other than the dealer who puts the wrong stuff in.
#211 of 574 Re: Corrola 1998 malfunction indicator light [mcdawgg]
Nov 12, 2005 (5:01 pm)
Auto zone checked it out and said that I should check my gas tank cap and the vacuum hoses.
I have'nt had time to do this yet but I will.
What does gas tank cap have to do with this?
Dose this mean emissions system is ruled out.
When u mentioned sensor, are we talking about an emissions sensor. That sounds like a reasonable explanation to me. The sensor has gone bad and this is an indication of its malfunction.
Why is autozone doing this for free?
I would be interested in your response. Thank you.