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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#451 of 574 Re: 98 Corolla Sedan Water Pump Question [geoblue]
Jan 23, 2009 (4:38 pm)
>It is not your usual Detroit crap
I noticed the comment about US brands.
It should be possible to talk about Corollas without trying to denigrate US brands. As for water pumps, my GM's since 1981 have never needed one. Last three were 150K miles (wife made me trade it), 169K miles on a 1998 currently own at 11 years, and a 2003 at 83K. I have spent little at the dealer for repairs on these cars. I believe one needed an alternator at 80K.
I noticed the post because of the $630 price at the dealer -- WOW -- and because it's a 1998 like my second car. Good luck with your Toyotas; may all your repairs be little ones.
#452 of 574 2008 Corolla
Jan 24, 2009 (10:08 am)
I have a 2008 Corolla and one of my break-lights stopped working. I would like to know how to change it step by step.
Jan 24, 2009 (11:17 am)
Get a repair book, Chilton's or Haynes.It is 15 dollar or so at ebay.You will need it.
#454 of 574 Re: [geoblue]
Jan 24, 2009 (11:22 am)
Usually the owner's manual covers procedures for changing light bulbs such as brake lights. Doesn't the Corolla manual have that?
#455 of 574 Re: 98 Corolla Sedan Water Pump Question [imidazol97]
Jan 24, 2009 (11:24 am)
'It should be possible to talk about Corollas without trying to denigrate US brands.'
It is not denigrating.It is stating a fact.Why do you think ALL 3 of them have failed? They failed miserably.They are being kept alive artificially through taxpayer bailouts.
They have not made a single reliable fuel efficient car ever.In their entire histories.
And now they shamelessly are demanding more taxpayer money as a reward for their failures.
You might be one of the few luck D3 (I call them C3) owners around. People who have never owned a Toyota (for example) think that it is normal to pay for transmission rebuilding, engine rebuilding jobs in the lives of their cars. It is certainly NOT.They think it is normal to pay for repairs. It is not. The only things that might fail in cars should be brakes, tires, lightbulbs etc. Not the transmission or the engine.
I want them to succeed but they obviously do not want to have a successful business.They want to get bailed out frequently. They want to keep building gas guzzlers. They want to keep building inferior quality vehicles. They should be ashamed.
#456 of 574 Re: [backy]
Jan 24, 2009 (11:27 am)
Have you had any electrical problems with Jetta? I heard VW Passats and Jettas are known for elusive electrical issues. Is that true or not?
#457 of 574 Re: [geoblue]
Jan 24, 2009 (11:31 am)
No, no problems for me, but I don't see how my Jetta is on-topic here.
#458 of 574 Re: [backy]
Jan 24, 2009 (11:37 am)
If you are offended, I am sorry.It is on your profile.
#459 of 574 Re: [geoblue]
Jan 24, 2009 (12:19 pm)
Would just like to keep things on topic here. If you want to talk about the cars I own or have owned, it should be about the 2 Corollas I've owned and their maintenance.
#460 of 574 Re: 2008 Corolla [raybb]
Jan 24, 2009 (1:23 pm)
I really don't think you should require purchasing a Chilton's repair manual for $15.00 to change a light bulb. Like someone mentioned it should be in your new car manual. But really, I'm assuming it's just like previous Corollas and other cars. You just pop the trunk open, look for the connector in the back with the wiring attached depending on which side your bulb is burned out. Twist this plastic connector to the left and pull out. The burned out bulb will be attached. Replace bulb from any auto store and replace the same way.