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#2115 of 3844 Corolla 2006 AC
Oct 13, 2005 (10:55 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...
#2116 of 3844 Re: 2001 CE-S WEIRD Starting Problem [martinguy]
Oct 13, 2005 (1:44 pm)
Replace the starter, it fixed the problem
#2117 of 3844 Re: Corolla 2006 AC [jgdewey]
Oct 13, 2005 (1:47 pm)
This does happen, it sounds plausible to me.
#2118 of 3844 Re: EGR insufficient flow [sanjesh]
Oct 14, 2005 (12:02 pm)
The problem you are having can be solved easily by removing the EGR valve located on the manifold, center of engine, between engine and firewall. It has two bolts that need to be removed. You will also have to disconnect the vacume hoses from the top of the EGR. What most people don't know about cleaning an EGR valve is most of the carbon buildup is not in the valve itself but in the metal stem leading up to the baffle. If you pull of the rubber hose from the metal stem you'll see it's blocked with carbon. Use a good carborator cleaner and spray down into the stem forceing the carbon out. Replace the EGR and you'll notice a huge difference. I did this job last week, took me a total of 30 minutes and now the car runs like new. One last piece of advice, never take your car to a dealer, they will charge you 300% markup for parts you don't need.
Hope this helps.
#2119 of 3844 startup problems with corolla
Oct 16, 2005 (6:57 am)
Usually when I turned on my car it started without any stutter. Now it starts with a stutter which lasts about a second. But it starts. Basically it is not a clean startup. Also I noticed that it did not happen if I stopped the car for a long time(10 mins) and then started it. But if I turn on the ignition immediately after turning it off it does that. I am worried it might stop starting on me one day.Its a 2000 TOYOTA COROLLA with 96000 miles. Maintained real well by previous owner. Just bought it a month ago.has anyone had a similar problem.
#2120 of 3844 Re: 98 Corolla fried positive battery wires [accord6mt]
Oct 17, 2005 (10:21 am)
I faced the same situation with my 1995 corolla with 110K miles on it. The wires from battery to starter motor are fried and I am not able to get a cheap replacement.
I called Toyota and they quoted over $1000. Pep Boys quoted about $700.
I cant find a cheaper solution but am still trying to contact junk yards if they have those wires. Will let you knoe if I get more info. Also, if anyone else knows about a better way, please let us know.
#2121 of 3844 Re: EGR insufficient flow [annanmty]
Oct 18, 2005 (6:31 am)
Thanks for the information. I haven't started looking into the problem - but will try out your advice.
Oct 19, 2005 (12:06 pm)
Hi this post is for owners of 2003 - 2005 Corollas. I have a 2004 Corolla and want to replace my Goodyear Integrity tires. I have close to 72,000 kms on them and they are going bald on the edges. What tires do you recommend I get? I want a good long lasting all-season tires. Some suggested Michelin Harmony's or Goodyear Assurance. I need feedback from you on how good or bad your tires are. Thank you!
#2124 of 3844 Re: Tires [stinkinrolla]
Oct 20, 2005 (5:58 am)
I love my new Michelin Hydroedges! Quiet, smooth, great traction.