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#546 of 574 Re: 2005 Toyota Corolla - Break Issues [terceltom]
Jul 07, 2011 (7:30 am)
Okay, I should tell you about the accidents..
Both accidents occured during my drive into work. The first one was when I was on the left lane of a two part lane going one way when this lady in an SUV was trying to get to my lane from the right lane. She didnt wait for me to pass by (my lane was moving, hers was all stopped). I normally drive even slower, expecting people to try to get to my lane. But this woman just slammed on her gas pedal and obviously didnt look before trying to go to the left lane. The speed limit was 25 in that area. The woman hit me from the back side and back area. She either didnt see me or didnt pay attention. HER FAULT.
The second accident, like I mentioned in my original posting, was a 6-car accident. And, like I mentioned, I was in the 3rd to the back row. So, three cars were ahead of me, and two were behind me. The front 5 cars were stopped (again, a 25 mile an hr area) when this lady in her SUV comes speeding from the light that was two blocks away. She was on her cell phone and wasnt paying attention. We were stopped for at least a minute or two before we all got hit (and hit each other). Again, NOT MY FAULT.
I don't believe I mentioned ANYWHERE about my brake behavior being horrible!! If anything, I mentioned that it takes a while before my car comes to a complete stop when I press the breaks. If driving the speed limit and safely is crazy, then I guess I should drive like a maniac and tailgate other drivers!! NOT! Just yesturday I saw three SUVs flipped over- probably hit each other before going to the side ditch of the road. No thank you!! I'd rather drive safely! I live in a major city with too many crazy idiot drivers. Almost every day there are at least 2-3 accidents and people are always driving like they're playing a game on their x-box!
#547 of 574 Re: 2005 Toyota Corolla - Break Issues [holidaylisa]
Jul 07, 2011 (10:51 am)
I don't believe I mentioned ANYWHERE either, about your brake behavior being horrible!!
I hope you resolve your brake issue.
#548 of 574 Re: 2005 Toyota Corolla - Break Issues [holidaylisa]
Jul 08, 2011 (11:46 am)
"i would assume you'd figure..."
We all know what happens when you assume...
However I see it's in the title, my bad.
"I'll have the dealer look at the master cylinder"
Nobody can tell if a master cylinder is bad just by looking at it.
"I do put break fluid in my car"
Topping off the reservoir is not the same as flushing out all the old fluid and replacing with new.
#549 of 574 Re: Corolla Transmission Fluid 2006 [terceltom]
Dec 31, 2011 (3:02 am)
I would suggest you become informed before using a KB about facts as opposed to just your dangerous opinion!
#551 of 574 Re: Corolla Transmission Fluid 2006 [visch1]
Dec 31, 2011 (7:02 am)
And I would suggest you just disregard my "dangerous opinions" as they were not intended for your reading anyway.
#552 of 574 Re: Corolla Transmission Fluid 2006 [visch1]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 01, 2012 (8:09 am)
Not sure what's "dangerous" about suggesting that another member try to find an honest, qualified mechanic, and that the vehicle owner should make sure their vehicle is being maintained & repaired properly.
#553 of 574 Re: Corolla Transmission Fluid 2006 [terceltom]
Jan 02, 2012 (3:06 am)
ANYTHING on the net is reading matter no matter how poorly informative it is. How does Transmission fluid get dirty at 30,000 miles. It might get burnt if you are having transmission problems but not dirty. “It might be a good thing to get it changed for viscosity purposes, but not dirt.”
You must be a chemist, I never knew viscosity changed, thanks!
“Even so, 30,000 miles seems way too soon for that.”
And a auto engineer as well!
“I certainly didn't know timing chains had oil leaks, or "O' rings for that matter.”
Pray tell what gizmo is it that keeps most lubricants getting past shafts?
“Why did you have your brakes replaced in the first place?”
Some people are hard on brakes, but only Einstein would know that.
“ Rotors should never have had to be replaced at just 30,000 miles.”
Another real internet gem for misinformation.
“Did you know they can be resurfaced for just a fraction of the cost to replace them.”
Quite true, but do you know what specs they were within?
“Also, brake fluid should never have to be changed unless it got corrupted with water, you would feel this in the firmness of the brake pedal.”
Good maintenance advises changing brake fluid as it absorbs water from the air into the MC and will rust out the brake lines from within. Water is NOT compressible so will not be felt on the pedal. A soft pedal indicates air in the system.
That’s enough about what I mean regards to misinformation on the internet
#554 of 574 Re: Corolla Transmission Fluid 2006 [visch1]
Jan 02, 2012 (7:07 am)
I never knew viscosity changed, thanks!
You just keep reading and you'll be surprised what you can learn from not just me, but most informed Toyota owners as well.
#555 of 574 Re: Corolla Transmission Fluid 2006 [terceltom]
Jan 02, 2012 (7:53 am)
> It might be a good thing to get it changed for viscosity purposes, but not dirt.
What does this mean by viscosity changes?
How does the viscosity change?