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#398 of 574 How do you install the ignition lock cylinder on a 1990 Toyota Corolla?
Dec 02, 2007 (8:41 pm)
Yes I have replaced the ignition cylinder on my 1990 corolla. But one thing there is a little thing that came out with the old one and I cant get it back in it holds the steering wheel lock and it turns the car on. I need to know how to get this thing back in and what the hell its called. I have talked to a toyota machanic and they have on idea what it is and told me to bring it in but I cant because the steering wheel locks. Need help email me if you can vw6366hotmail.com
#399 of 574 2000 Toyota Corolla Engine Light
Dec 04, 2007 (3:21 pm)
The check engine light on my 2000 Corolla turned on a few weeks ago. I brought it to Auto Zone, and they ran the check engine light test, but they got no reading at all. They told me something was wrong with either the plug or electrical system. Any ideas?
#400 of 574 Corolla 05 transmission
Dec 09, 2007 (10:55 pm)
in my corolla 05 when i, lets say in the highway and it happens everywhere, change the gear from 3 to 4 or 4 to 5 and press gas pedal, the RPM just goes up like to 2800 or 2900 and then jumps back down to 2000 or 2200 or wherever it was supposed to be. and then starts inclining as it is supposed to. What do you think the cause is? is it the transmission fluid that i have to change according to the maintanace plan or it might be the clutch?
#401 of 574 Re: Need Advice on 1999 Corolla ASAP: [heidi7]
Dec 22, 2007 (5:04 am)
im having the same problem with my 2002 corolla. heidi7, did you ever find out what was wrong? ronrumbaughmchsi.com
#402 of 574 Re: Need Advice on 1999 Corolla ASAP: [manolo1]
Dec 24, 2007 (11:21 am)
any luck fixing this im having same problem. its not the fob or contacts in the front doors. im leaning toward the door control module under the driver seat. has heidi7 fixed her car?
#403 of 574 Re: 2003 Corolla Auto Transmission Problems? [soynuts]
Dec 27, 2007 (4:04 am)
not to worries, it will get better after a long drive, say 10 miles to burn off the excess chemical you have put into the petrol. I also experience the same problem after using carburttor cleaner to clean the throttle valve. The RPM shoot up to 2k but after driving for awhile it is back to normal.
#404 of 574 oil use 2k corolla
Jan 03, 2008 (3:16 pm)
i have a 2k toyota corolla /125k mi.. it is using 3 qts or more of oil every fillup. very slight smoking at tailpipe but tailpipe is charcoal black. any ideas of what i might be looking at? is this evidence of the oil sludge issue i often hear about? thanks,jd
#405 of 574 Re: 2000 Toyota Corolla Engine Light [captainbunch88]
Jan 04, 2008 (1:42 pm)
I had the check engine light come on in my 2000 Corolla last year about this time also. I took to Advance Auto and they couldn't even get the machine to work. I then took to Autozone and they eventually got it connected. It returned a code of like P0171 - Bank 1 Lean. This meant that one my O2 sensors was bad and my engine wasn't getting enough oxygen...or so they told me. This would apparently lead to severe problems if not fixed ASAP.
After explaining that it would take umteen-hundreds of dollars to buy or replace myself, I decided to check the Internet for a resolution. After a few minutes searching I found that there is a common problem with the MAF Sensor in many Toyota's. I say problem, but it really just has a knack for getting dirty. All I did was take it out, clean with a Q-tip and facial astringent (isopropyl alcohol would work also), and set it back in place. After a day or so, the light went off and I've been good ever since.
I lost the page that gave me pictures and descriptions on where to find it. I'll have to look after work for a better description, but I know it is located inside the hose that runs from the air filter. You have to unscrew 1 or 2 screws and pull it from the side of the hose, then disconnect the wiring, before taking in the house/garage for closer cleaning and inspection. Be very careful when cleaning with the Q-tip. There is a small circuit tucked down in the plastic unit that can break. Give it a good wipe down and allow to dry thoroughly before putting back in.
You should obviously not drive your car while this is still out. Check on-line for "cleaning MAF sensor" and there is a ton of info that pops up. I'll see if I can still find the site. Saved me a ton of money and wasn't even what Autozone said was the problem. As a side note, you could also try one of those fuel system cleaners by Gumout or STP and see if that clears out any gunk elsewhere. Let me know if you have any other questions. Maybe another Autozone will have no problems hooking up their machine also? Hope this helps. Cheers!
#406 of 574 Re: oil use 2k corolla [johnnied]
Jan 08, 2008 (6:32 pm)
what did you find out about your oil usage problem? I'm having the same problem with my 2000 corolla CE with 130,000 miles. It uses a quart a week. Mechanic said it was the PCV filter- changed it and nothing changed. could it be oil sludge(what's that?) that you spoke of? thanks- Pat
#407 of 574 Re: oil use 2k corolla [carinfo4me]
Jan 09, 2008 (10:46 am)
dear pat-i dont exactly know what oil sludge is or how the problem manifests itself-there is a lot of postings about it and while it seems to be caused by infrequent oil changes, it is more complicated than that alone-i did get a reply that said to clean the maf sensor? just google that and see what it suggests. my replier said that you could do it yourself if you were careful-jd