Last post on Oct 07, 2013 at 12:35 PM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#375 of 574 2005 toyota corolla s breaks
Jun 30, 2007 (7:45 pm)
I have a 2005 Toyota corolla s and its every 7 months on the day i have to change my breaks. I talked to the dealer and they said it was me, the last time i had to change them i was very careful, never slamed on the breaks, didnt ride them or anything, still 7 months to the day i am changing them. this has been 3 times now. is anyone else having this problem or is it just me? please help me!!!!!!!
#376 of 574 Re: 2005 toyota corolla s breaks [tiffd]
Jul 01, 2007 (7:32 am)
You don't mention which brakes, but I'm assuming it is the front brake pads since they are the first to wear out and do the majority of the stopping. Normally you should be able to get 20-30K (or even more) on a set of brake pads. So that tells me that either you are a very fast/aggressive driver, you drive with your left foot resting on the brake pedal, or there is something wrong with the vehicle. Only you would know whether you are the cause or not.
Problems in the brake system would be a little unusual in a 2 yr old vehicle, but not out of the realm of possibility. This is probably why the dealership is suspecting you are the problem. Could be a sticking caliper, perhaps a blockage/crimp in the brake line, defective master cylinder, etc.
If you let go of the steering wheel while driving, does the vehicle drift to the right or left and the steering wheel turn by itself? If it does, this could be an indication of a sticking caliper on the side it drifts to.
#377 of 574 Re: 2005 toyota corolla s breaks [kiawah]
Jul 01, 2007 (8:04 am)
I only drive with one foot and no im not an aggressive driver. I have noticed that the car shakes when I go to stop. what does that mean? i mean i bought the extended thing and everything but the dealer only looks at the brakes nothing else. I beleive if they look at something else they will see its the car not me.
#378 of 574 Re: 2005 toyota corolla s breaks [tiffd]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 01, 2007 (8:40 am)
it means your brake rotors are warped which could explain your severe brake wear.
#379 of 574 Re: Oil change [potroast]
Jul 03, 2007 (8:25 am)
I've always been told it's a good idea to change your oil in a brand new car within the first 1000 miles to get any engine debris out from first use.
#380 of 574 fuel pump and computer
Aug 01, 2007 (7:38 pm)
I have an '06 corolla, when my check engine light came on i was told i needed to have the fuel pump replaced, however, i was told the computer also would need to be replaced since the new fuel pump cannot be calibrated with the current computer. is this so, or am i being taken advantage of by the service department?
#381 of 574 Re: fuel pump and computer [fanfare783]
Aug 02, 2007 (8:03 am)
Possible that it needs to be replaced also, but isn't this under warranty??
#382 of 574 Re: fuel pump and computer [mcdawgg]
Aug 03, 2007 (5:12 am)
It is still under warranty, but the computer is fine. i just wondered if this was something due to the design of corollas.
#383 of 574 Re: fuel pump and computer [fanfare783]
Aug 03, 2007 (8:12 am)
First I ever heard - there's always the occassional fluke!
#384 of 574 Replacing Struts on Corolla '94 (mini-station wagon)
Aug 03, 2007 (10:15 am)
I was given an estimate of $2,200 to replace all four struts on my '94 corolla (143,000 miles). Is this estimate believable, sounds way too much?