Last post on Nov 29, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#2016 of 3856 Re: Toyota Corolla 1996-- Shift Lock (in Park) -Electrical ? [mike8946]
Aug 29, 2005 (6:08 pm)
I am having the same issue with my 1996 corolla, although we never got to the point of replacing the solenoid. when I realized that the fuse was blown I replaced it, and for the past three weeks have had to continue to do so.
I spoke with an all asian repair shop ( NOT A DEALER), and they basically told me that there is a short SOMEWHERE (big surprise), between the brake switch and the brake lights themselves. In order to find it the lines have to be thoroughly examined, so that is the point that we are at, when they locate the exact spot, I will post again, and maybe that will help fix your issue. Good luck
#2017 of 3856 clutch replacement
Aug 29, 2005 (6:20 pm)
What is the most mileage I can expect to get out of the original clutch on a Corolla? About how much does the clutch replacement run?
#2018 of 3856 Re: clutch replacement [hoopitup]
Aug 31, 2005 (8:46 am)
Mostly depends on the driver. 150,000 or more should be no problem, but very poor clutch technique can kill a clutch in 3,000 miles or less. I have heard replacement is $1,100 at a dealership, but only around $700 at a good mechanic. Why do you ask?
#2019 of 3856 Re: clutch replacement [mcdawgg]
Aug 31, 2005 (7:07 pm)
A friend of mine told me around $1200 and I didn't believe him. He also stated about 80,000 to 100,000 miles was about the maximum life. I think your figures are a bit more realistic. I have a 2005 Corolla and got the 5-speed for the mileage benefits. It averages high 30's to low 40's MPG.(I have gotten 44 twice) I think it is the best buy around for combined economy, performance, and reliability.
#2020 of 3856 Re: clutch replacement [hoopitup]
Sep 01, 2005 (5:19 am)
"I think it is the best buy around for combined economy, performance, and reliability." I completely agree. I have a '99 LE 5 speed, and I would only replace it (in another 6 years) with another one.
#2021 of 3856 Re: MARY YOU ARE NOT ALONE [babs1]
Sep 03, 2005 (6:23 pm)
I had the same problem with my 2001 toyota corolla. In fact it's at the dealership at this very moment due to the issue. I kept taking it in and they said they could find nothing wrong with it and to keep driving and keep an eye on the oil consumption. Now the crank is gone, number 4 piston is shot and who knows what else is wrong with it. I am not being covered under warranty because they are claiming I "ran it out of oil." This is of course ridiculous. I am now looking at paying out over $3000 for a rebuild. I've seen articles claiming it's a defect in the short block and should be fixed by the manufacturer but the mechanics at the dealership don't see it that way.
#2022 of 3856 Re: why are sensor lights (battery and break) stay on? [jiism]
Sep 04, 2005 (4:41 am)
I had the same problem and your problem is that your altinator is bad. You need a new altinator. My new problem is that I can not start the darn car. If you do the job yourself don't forget to disconnect the battery. I forgot this and got a spark while taking off the old altinator and once I replaced the new altinator I tried to start the car and It would not start. I just got the battery lite on and nothing. No clicks no sound just blanke. I tried to jump it and still nothing. I hope that helps you.
#2023 of 3856 Toyota Corolla SR5 (1988) replaced altinator & won't start
Sep 04, 2005 (4:53 am)
I replaced my altinator and while I removing the old altinator I forgot to unhook the battery. I saw a spark and then unhooked the battery and put in the new altinator. After I replaced everything I tried to start the car and nothing happened. I tried to jump it but nothing. No sound, not clicking noise just the battery lite shined brite and nothing else. What could be the problem? Can someone help me?
#2024 of 3856 How often should the Thermostat be changed??
Sep 04, 2005 (8:15 am)
I have an unfortunate situation. The thermostat on my 1999 Corolla is in a very difficult place place to reach. The dealer wanted 300 Dollars just for the Thermostat job and 49 for the Collant Flush. I postponed the Thermostat for next year and just settled for the Collant flush. I had my Thermostat changed 3 Years ago... Any advice??
#2025 of 3856 Re: How often should the Thermostat be changed?? [poliva2]
Sep 04, 2005 (11:21 pm)
I can understand flushing and replacing the coolant, but why are you replacing the thermostat? They rarely fail. My advice is don't worry about it if there are no other issues like overheating or a coolant leak.