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#1861 of 3856 Emergency Brakes
Jun 22, 2005 (8:33 am)
Here is my question, how do I tighten my emergency brake for a Toyota Corolla 1996?
Yesterday I took my car in to Les Schwab to have all 4 tire changed. After, I took the car for a spin and parked it. As usual, I lifted the E brakes and noticed how far it came up. I had it tightened more than three weeks ago and as I recalled, it only clicked three times when I parked at Les Schwab.
#1862 of 3856 Re: '91 Corolla not starting consistently [trip8959]
Jun 22, 2005 (4:03 pm)
I also have a '91 Corolla that does not start consistently. Have you found a solution to the problem yet? Sometimes mine starts right up, other times it just keeps turning over but never starts. Then 30 minutes later I'll come back to it and it will start right up. Even trying to roll start it doesn't work sometimes. Does that happend with yours?
#1863 of 3856 Re: noise from front, whistling 2005 corolla S [aj2]
Jun 24, 2005 (9:37 am)
Hi, I'm having same trouble but dealership can't figure it out since the noise is intermittent. If at all possible, can you tell me specifically which backing plate was not fitting right so I can pass this along to dealer? Or, could you say which dealer you went to so I can ask them for specifics. Thanks!
#1864 of 3856 Replace power window motor
Jun 24, 2005 (10:01 am)
I have a burned out motor on my 02 Corolla's front passenger side door. Dealer asked $400 to replace it. I can live with a non-functioning window at that price since this is my commuter car. But if I get a motor from a junkyard, how hard is it to do it myself? Any instructions or tips anyone would like to share?
#1865 of 3856 Re: Problems with Oxygen Sensor [jyopitre]
Jun 24, 2005 (2:43 pm)
Oxygen sensors are about 150.00 and are very very easy to replace. Your mechanic is taking you to the cleaners unless he's replacing them all. But, if he knows it is a sensor, then he knows which one it is.
The main sensor is located (at least on the 90's models) in the front center of the exhaust manifold. You just open the hood and look down between the radiator and the engine and you'll see what looks like a big bolt with wires attached to it, screwed into the exhaust manifold. To replace it, you just disconnect the wires. Unscrew the old one, carefully insert the new one, and reattach the wires.
Unfortunately there are two or three oxygen sensors on the car, so it would be best to find out which one it is before beginning.
#1866 of 3856 help a girl out PLEASE!
Jun 26, 2005 (10:59 am)
My 90 Corolla has been acting funny for a couple weeks now. It started after a 3 hour drive to my best friends house and it began being sluggish and it didnt seem like it was getting any gas, maybe clogged. When the car has been for awhile and i start it up it kind of has little jumps and then when I press the gas it seems like its not getting gas. It drives so slow and kinda sputters, on occasion its sounded like a backfire while driving, but once I get up to 50mph it evens itself out. It also seems to even itself out after driving 15 or 20 minutes. If its been driven awhile and then parks only 2 hour its fine when I start it again, but if its 5 hours that its been parked it does it again. I got new spark plugs, fuel filter, added fuel injection cleaner, and had the fuel injection service cleaner thing done at jiffy lube. When the fuel filter was changed there was no fuel in it and the guy said that was probably the problem. Since the fuel injection treatment (blows out stuff from tail pipe) its not been quite as bad as it was, but it still acts up 90 percent of the time. I hope this is enough information for someone to PLS help me. I'm thinking of changing the fuel pump next but I don't wanna put more money(i really dont have) into it if its not gonna solve the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions? When I took it to the mechanic, he test drove it but the car was running fine at that time and he said to leave it overnight so he can test drive it in the morning when its more likely to be acting up again. But I really don't have an opportunity to it with my busy schedule. PLS HELP! Thanks
#1867 of 3856 Re: help a girl out PLEASE! [sweetmomma]
Jun 26, 2005 (1:23 pm)
Given the symptoms, I guess I'm amazed that no one has thought to check the fuel pump. Having done everything else, it seems like the obvious place to start.
If the pump is good and producing the right pressure, it does sound as if a fuel line is plugged somewhere along the line.
#1868 of 3856 Re: help a girl out PLEASE! [sweetmomma]
Jun 26, 2005 (3:36 pm)
As the previous answer, the fuel pump would be my first guess, but also have them check the fuel filter before the fuel pump. Either would cause problems as you've described.
#1870 of 3856 Driverside Mirror Defect
Jun 28, 2005 (8:03 am)
I have a 2000 Toyota Corolla with power mirrors. The problem is that when I first start driving, the mirror will lower slightly. Then once I continue driving, the mirror will lower more. What can I do to fix this problem. I would like a response/opinion as soon as possible. Thank You.