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#2021 of 3858 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 3858 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 3858 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 3858 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 3858 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.
#2026 of 3858 Awful Fake Wood Trim in LE - removal
Sep 05, 2005 (8:04 am)
I have an 04 Corolla LE and like almost everything except the ugly fake wood trim. I'm starting to talk to service departments about parts needed and labor costs for replacing it with the standard black trim that comes in the CE, but wondering if anyone has had this done.
Anyone have a general idea on cost? Thanks.
#2027 of 3858 windows and engine light
Sep 06, 2005 (9:37 am)
Hi, when i close the drivers side and passenger side windows it sounds like they are going to break -i just bought this 2003 corolla LE and love it ---also my engine light went on at 51,460 miles and the book said to see the dealer--any ideas??
#2028 of 3858 Re: 85 Corolla starving for fuel? [journeyman7]
Sep 06, 2005 (3:57 pm)
Thank you journeyman7 for your response to my problem. I figured I'd start with the simple stuff first. I added some dry gas and carb cleaner and the car runs fine now. I did check the gas cap as you suggested and it does make the suction noise. (This is probably why I had to have the tank replaced.) I'm pretty sure that the cap is a replacement cap so I'm going to contact Toyota to see if they still make caps for this car. I suppose a junkyard might have one as well.
I really appreciate your advice. If I have to take it in for service for the same problem, I won't feel clueless.
#2029 of 3858 98 Corolla fried positive battery wires
Sep 07, 2005 (10:38 am)
*1998 Corolla with 120K miles
*Was driving in stop & go traffic when smoke suddenly started pouring into passenger cabin.
*Pulled into a parking lot, opened hood and there was an electrical burning smell (along with lots of smoke).
*After the smoke cleared, everything looked OK except for the main wire(s) coming from the positive terminal of the battery... all of the wires that are bundled together and connect to the positive battery terminal are burned and melted.
*Right now, with the battery still connected, the car won't start - and nothing electrical works (even door light).
*If I hook up a starter battery to the car battery, all of the electrical components (windows, radio, horn, locks, lights, etc) WORK - but when I try to start, the engine makes a clicking noise (doesn't turn over).
I think it's an obvious short-circuit that caused the wire bundle to fry. The same bundle that comes from the positive terminal of the battery runs along the bottom of the engine block - I'm thinking the wire broke free of a plastic harness/mount, the insulation melted against the engine block, and a short-circuit occurred.
Ideas? ALSO, does anyone know if changing out the wire bundle that is connected to the positive battery terminal is expensive? I'm hoping the wire was compromised and all I need to do is purchase the same bundle of wires...
Thoughts? Thanks in advance for your help!
#2030 of 3858 Re: 98 Corolla low oil vs. timing chain :( [2kayak]
Sep 07, 2005 (12:17 pm)
I just took my 98 corolla in to have the engine looked at today because it was burning oil like crazy. I currently have to check it every 800-1000 miles. My engine was fine, apparently my car just burns oil. This has been a problem for a couple of years only this past year has been the worst. When i get my oil changed i just buy an extra 5 quart bottle and keep it in my trunk and fill every week the necessary amount.
I've been told there is not much else i can do.
(By the way, just had my timing chain replaced in the spring but that is because it is something that needs replacement every 60-70 k miles).