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#2106 of 3856 2001 Corolla S Check Engine Light
Oct 11, 2005 (7:50 am)
I have recently purchased a used Corolla S '01 with 70000 miles on it. I love this car, very clean and sporty looking. The thing is a week after I bought it the check engine light came on . So I took it to the local Auto Zone store to check it out, it showed code P0446. Found that this code means Purge Valve malfunction. The guy said that I have to take the car to an authorized Toyota service center and get it fixed there. I know that I will be charged a lot, but before I jump on it I would like to know if there is anybody out there that had the same problem and maybe advice me how to save some money.
Oct 11, 2005 (10:26 am)
I have a 2000 Toyota Corolla VE with 57K. I was getting a little bit of noise from the engine and went to a Toyota dealer. They told me the engine oil was low and the engine may be burning oil. How can I be sure if the engine is burning oil or not? How expensive will it be to repair? The dealer suggested in case of this problem engine needs to be rebuilt and costs $3000-$40000.
#2108 of 3856 Ignition key/steering lock jam problem 88 Corolla
Oct 12, 2005 (1:51 pm)
My 1988 Corolla sporadically refuses to allow the ignition key to turn. After jiggling one or several minutes it will suddenly turn and thus operate the starter motor normally. Trying another of our numerous keys for this car apparently does not help. I wonder if spraying in a lubricant would be OK - or might this be a bad idea, with all the wiring involved in the mechanism? The logical ignition key replacement job does not appeal as a solution.
#2109 of 3856 Re: Ignition key/steering lock jam problem 88 Corolla [pgilbert]
Oct 12, 2005 (2:25 pm)
They all do that. It's a safety feature that locks the steering column when attempting to turn the steering wheel when the key is not the ignition. Gently turning the steering column with the key in the ignition should allow you to turn the key with no problem.
#2110 of 3856 Re: 2001 Corolla S Check Engine Light [vandickus]
Oct 12, 2005 (8:33 pm)
I never heard of Purge Valve malfuntion. I'm wondering if all you need to do is just to replace the PVC valve. It's cheap and very easy to do. I have the same car as you with 93k on it and not a single problem. How about that for a car built in Fremont, Cal.
Oct 13, 2005 (12:22 am)
I bought a 2005 corolla s and have been nothing but satisfied with my purchase. It's 4 in the morning and I just got home. When I turned off my ignition switch my headlights stayed on as well as my wiper blades. I was thinking my ignition lock cylinder was still on, but I tried numerous times to turn the key on and off with no luck in the end. I disconnected the battery and got on the computer hoping someone had the same problem and it's just something Toyota knows about, but hasn't told me yet. I really don't want to have any problems tommorow at the dealership when I push a warranty claim on them. Does anyone have a clue?
Oct 13, 2005 (6:41 am)
I work at autozone. I don't believe I've seen p0446, but I can tell you that for the most part when evap emissions is mentioned at all, unless manufacturer control appears with it, chances are you need a gas cap, fuel injector cleaner, and check for a small vacuum leak. I've even seen this on cars where people fail to tighten their gas cap all the way. Chances are it is a vacuum leak, but I would change the gas cap put in some Lucas injector cleaner, and find a vacuum leak if you can and disconnect the battery to clear the code. If it comes back on then go anywhere but the dealer ">
#2113 of 3856 Re: Ignition key/steering lock jam problem 88 Corolla [petl]
Oct 13, 2005 (8:52 am)
Thanks for the message. But ..this problem is not just the steering lock safety feature, which has been familiar to me for the 13 years I've driven the car. This is a new and very frustrating problem.
#2114 of 3856 Re: This isn't exactly a problem with the car [just_some_guy]
Oct 13, 2005 (9:47 am)
Being a woman, I just went through more saleslime than you can imagine, but as a teacher who works so hard I have to put my head on the desk just to get energy to go home, I looked around and saw coffee drinking, back slapping happy go lucky salesmen doing NOTHING AT ALL for the full 4 torture hours I was there. The guy who stuck with me for 4 hours was the most relaxed human being I've ever seen. No wonder, he sells only on the net and answers a few questions a day. He gets us as we come in and doesn't have to sell cause the net quotes are the lowest to begin with. Point being, they don't work too hard for the many many dollars they earn. Actually boning up on the manual in between customers would be a genius idea, but then how could they slap backs and drink coffee?
#2115 of 3856 Corolla 2006 AC
Oct 13, 2005 (9:55 am)
I just bought a 2006 Corolla CE off the net from LONGO TOYOTA. in El Monte, Ca. IF you're anywhere near this dealership run for the net, get a quote and buy. They were 2000 dollars lower than any other dealer. But my problem was the AC. It worked fine, then started blowing Hot air. Geez it had 100 miles on it. Being a woman I hadn't a clue, took it to the nearest dealership and was told they didn't care much since I didn't buy it there. Luckily I can cry easily when mad and started sobbing and they took it in under warranty (changed my plates to show their dealership). It seems there was too much freeon in it and it was overcharging. Is this possible? Are they just trying to get rid of me? Or is it possible to have too much freeon and overcharge. I don't know a thing about AC or cars but I want to know is my future going to be begging for help at a dealers or is this over for now? Thanks for any input you can give me...