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#1422 of 3858 2002 corollas--re accelleration, sludge, sulfur smell problems
Nov 02, 2003 (11:53 am)
HELP !! i am seriously considering buying a 2002 corolla--ex. cond. low mileage--price appears good--
any comments/feedback from current owners or people you know well with a 2002 corolla re acceleration, sludge, sulfur/rotten egg smell or any other problems you (or someone you know well) have had would be GREATLY appreciated.--i need to decide asap as i don't think this one will last long--for sale at a toyota dealer
i have read many, many messages at town hall re these particular problems and don't know if they pertain to specific year models only
Nov 10, 2003 (11:01 pm)
Into my G Friends Corolla 2002. Stole a $89.00 CD player from the Penny saver.
This Corolla has a perpetual noise coming from somewhere in the front Tyres. Toyota says its the Tyres, Michellin says the tyres are OK.
Four visits to the dealer and we almost have had enough.
Other than the grinding noise, its an excellent car. No problemos
Nov 11, 2003 (5:45 am)
I had a 95 Corolla that I drove for 100,000km with what I believed to be transmission whine. Turns out it went away instantly when I bought new tires.
Nov 11, 2003 (2:07 pm)
i NEED TO GET THOSE TIRES
#1427 of 3858 Re: '00 Corolla AT Shift Lever Effort High
Nov 15, 2003 (4:18 pm)
Do you use the parking brake when you park the car? If you don't, that could cause extreme effort to get it out of park. Also, you may want to check and make sure that the emergency brake doesn't need to be tightened. When I owned a 2000 Prizm, after 15,000 miles I had to have the emergency brake tightened because it wouldn't hold the car on a hill.
#1428 of 3858 Exterior scratches (and other questions)
Dec 02, 2003 (7:42 am)
This is a question about scratches on an '04 Corolla.
I have a 1-inch scratch (without any denting) on one of the rear passenger doors. The scratch is not very fine, and I want to know what is my best option to fix it.
I have read that "scratch remover" products don't work. I have also heard mixed reviews about buying a tube of paint from the dealer: some people say it will leave the car looking like new, and others claim that it won't really hide it. Will applying paint myself make the rest of the paint look darker? Will it even work? Or is my best option to take the car to an auto body shop. Any ideas on how much it would run to do that?
On another note: what is the consensus on car washing? How often should it be done, does it damage the car? Same goes for waxing, and conditioning of a leather interior.
(Whoo a lot of questions! Thanks to anyone who helps a young driver!)
#1429 of 3858 Scratch paint
Dec 06, 2003 (10:02 am)
It does matter how skillful you are, the scratch mark would still show up under angle looking. The best is to leave it for auto body shop. They would repaint the area with exactly match color.
For washing, do it whenever the car dirty. Hand wash is the best.
For waxing, it should be at least twice per year.
#1430 of 3858 Corolla dies and cannot get in neutral
Dec 06, 2003 (9:16 pm)
Driving home in a winter storm yesterday and my 2000 Corolla dies (45K miles, original battery. The car will not start. I get someone to help tow me but I cannot get the car in neutral. I had the key turned in the on position and foot on the brake but the car would not start or go in neutral. I get a jump start and I got home. I try starting the car this morning and it works but I'm afraid of driving it. Any suggestions? I'm thinking it may be the alternator (battery should be idle when driving, right??) but that doesn't explain the 'neutral' problem. Thanks
#1431 of 3858 Urgent help is needed !
Dec 07, 2003 (9:06 am)
On 12/05/2003 I brought my 2000 Toyota Corolla to the Toyota dealership for oil change. About 3:40pm oil was changed. The mileage on my car according to your invoice was 20593 miles.
I drove the car back to home and parked it. At 5:15 I drove to the local store. On the way home we noticed that the oil warning light turned red, and I heard clicking sound from the engine. We pulled over. I noticed an oil leak under the car then we checked the oil level dipstick, which was totally dry. A closer look showed that the oil drain plug was missing. As it was late I took the car to the dealer the next day.
What my options are. Should I request a new engine?