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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#1239 of 3856 93 Corolla loses all power
Dec 10, 2002 (8:36 pm)
I have a 1993 Toyota Corolla LE, 5 sp. manual, with 115,000 miles. Two times in the last month it has lost all power while being driven. After the first time, I took it to the dealer and they said the battery was shot and they replaced it. Two weeks later while slowing down to enter a toll booth it happened again. This time there was absolutely nothing working. Not even hazard lights. We jumped the car to another and it started right up. I took it back to the dealer and they tested all the electrics including alternator, starter, fuses, electrical harnesses, battery and terminals, etc. and nothing tested bad. They have no idea what the problem is. The only clue to anything being wrong is that prior to the power loss the needle on the tachometer started jumping up and down but no warning lights went on. Any suggestions? It's too dangerous to drive this car and the dealer doesn't seem to have a clue.
Dec 11, 2002 (6:30 am)
One other suggestion that you didn't mention, but I've seen many times. Have them check the ground wire for the alternator. If it has some corrosion, it may be making intermittent contact. It may not be visible, so have them disconnect it, clean it and then reattach. In circumstances such as yours, I've seen this be the problem frequently. Unfortunately, it is often after alot of other diagnostic work being done. No gaurantees, but just a suggestion.
#1241 of 3856 loss of power
Dec 11, 2002 (9:37 am)
if all your electric components are ok, it's worth a try and check the fuel pump or your battery connection
#1242 of 3856 IIHS Rating & Toyota's Modification to the 03 Corolla mfg after 12/03
Dec 11, 2002 (7:26 pm)
I'm not sure if this posting is proper for this discussion but it looks like the '03 Corollas have improved crashworthiness over the past model, according to IIHS. They gave it the "best pick" classification but only after a Toyota modification to the carpet's padding, available on '03 Corollas to be manufactured after 12/03. I hope Toyota does right to their current '03 Corolla customers who may want this modification for improved crashworthiness by making it available either thru a recall or tsb. Here's the link to the IIHS report for those interested:
Dec 12, 2002 (7:13 pm)
This illustrates the principle of not buying the car in its first year of production (outch!).
The question is how to lobby Toyota to make this retrofit.
Has anybody talked to dealership yet?
#1244 of 3856 re: friendly_jacek
Dec 14, 2002 (5:36 am)
I've emailed Toyota directly but haven't spoke w/ a dealer yet. I'll keep this discussion updated on what I hear, if I get a response. Thanks.
#1245 of 3856 Premature rust on my 2003 Corolla
Dec 17, 2002 (7:16 am)
I had a paint chip on the edge of the hood (just above the left front lights) on my 2003 Corolla for about 4 months now. The chip (which is 1/4 inch long and about 3 millimeters wide)was deep enough to expose the bare metal, but I was lazy touching it up since it was the 4th or 5th stone chip the car has had in the space of 2 months! I got a scare yesterday when I found the metal exposed by the chip rusting already! Now I have the following questions:
1- What do I do to get rid of the rust? It appears to be only on the surface (or at least I hope so!)
2- Has anybody else experienced this kind of problem? Do you think that the 2003 Corolla's paint job is particularly easy to chip? I had a 2001 Corolla before, which I used on the same roads, but I've never noticed such proliferation of stone chips and certainly no rust in the stone chips it had!
I'd appreciate any feedback for this nagging and potentially serious problem. Thanks!
#1246 of 3856 Power Steering Pump in '00 Corolla VE
Dec 18, 2002 (3:34 pm)
If anyone could provide me with some input, I would appreciate it.
In July '00 I had a rattling noise in the car (at the time I thought it was the engine) I took it to my dealer where I was told it was the belt and tensioner and also the power steering pump was leaking fluid and they stated that they put a new power steering pump assembly in. At that time, my car had approximately 35,300 miles and was under warranty. Now, I am having the same exact noise again (car has 42,700 miles)- its the same exact noise and i can't understand why its happening again. I took it to a mechanic and was advised that it was the power steering pump (actually he showed me exactly where it is located) has this happened to anyone? Now the service manager told me this may not be under warranty?? Any feedback would be appreciated.
Dec 18, 2002 (6:02 pm)
Just another thing to add to the growing number of problems with the "03" I also have a "01" and have never experienced this paint problem or any of the other problems I am hearing about with the "03"s
#1248 of 3856 power steering info
Dec 19, 2002 (8:47 am)
If you had it replaced under warranty, the parts should be covered by Toyota for 12mos/ 12K miles from the time of the replacement.