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#2291 of 3856 random banging noise
Jan 04, 2006 (5:57 pm)
My daughter bought 1998 Toyota Corolla 8 months ago. It has over 80,000 miles on it. The car has been running just fine until a few weeks ago it started making a random banging noise underneath. She said it also feels that it is losing power. She brought it to a very reliable mechanic and he could not find anything wrong with it. But then mumbled something about it may be the transmission.
Tomorrow she is bringing it to a Toyota dealer for a diagnostic evaluation. Has anyone experienced such a problem with their Corolla or have any ideas as to what it may be. Thank you.
#2292 of 3856 Re: Can i get a little help PLEASE! [curiouslady]
Jan 05, 2006 (11:11 pm)
If you haven't got that starter fixed and need some help I live in So Cal also. I could probably do it for you if you like. You can e-mail me at VinceWood30Yahoo if you still need help with this problem.
Jan 07, 2006 (3:45 pm)
Just purchased a 2006 Corolla S automatic 4 weeks ago. Live in the cold area of the country, Buffalo, NY area noted for extreme cold and freezing temperatures.
There is no idle problem on our new 2006 Corolla S. Starts up and runs smooth each day.
#2295 of 3856 Re: Windshield wiper screams . HELP!! [litch6799]
Jan 08, 2006 (10:44 am)
YES! My wife's 2005 Corolla has had these intermittant "SCREAMS" since it was 3 months old. Seems to happen more in warm weather instead of cold. How can you say it's the windshild wiper? I have brought the car into the dealership and they replaced some kind of airflow parts and after 1 week the problem popped up again. During the cold weather in Chicago for NOV/DEC she didnt hear it. Now today here in Jan, it's a warm day (over 40 degrees) and we were driving over 70 mph and that' all we heard. I recorded the sound and this time Toyota cannot tell me "It's normal air flow sounds". Yep... that's how they insulted my intelligence and simply told me that SREAMING sound is normal!!!!!!
#2296 of 3856 Re: High pitch intermittent noise when driving over 60mph [wildcatcrazy]
Jan 08, 2006 (11:21 am)
The SAME sound/problem is heard on my wife's 2005 Corolla. It is a intermittant "SCREAMING" sound when traveling above 65 mph to can start up to 85 mph. These SCREAMING sounds happened after only having the car 3 months last year. Took car in the summer to dealership and they 1st replaced some kind of "air-flow" parts. After 1 week the sounds happened again. Took the car back and then THOMAS Toyota in Joliet, IL insults my intelligence and they simply now state "it's normal air flow sounds". Can you belive it? You hear SCREAMING sounds and they come back and say it's normal! I just recorded these sounds today and next Friday will be taking the car into the dealerdship where I bought the car (Toyota of Naperville, IL) and they can hear it for themselves. I afraid the bottom line and only cure in the end is not to buy a Toyota car again. Everytime I hear these sounds while driving on the expressway I go nuts. I don't know how my wife can tolerate it. I drive a older 1996 Honda Accord with over 200,000 miles and have never had any issues with it!
#2297 of 3856 Re: High pitch intermittent noise when driving over 60mph [homanny]
Jan 08, 2006 (11:31 am)
SAME issues with 2005 Corolla! Wife had her car only 3 months and this SREAMING sound come from near under the hood when she began driving over 65 mph. THis happened intermittantly. When the SCREAMING happens the sound can make one go nuts and very evident. Thomas Toytoa dealership in Joliet, IL first listen to my problem and replace some kind of air-flow parts. After 1 week the SAME SCREAMING sounds popped up again. Took it back to the dealership and now they are holding firm that these SCREAMS are simply normal air flow sounds! Can you believe it? Today I recorded these sounds and will be taking my wife's car back to dealership next friday with the sound evidence. We will see what happens. I drive a 1996 Honda Accord and never had any issues. If Toyota can't fix this issue then we simply cannot and will not ever buy or recommend a Toyota car again.
#2298 of 3856 Re: High pitch intermittent noise when driving over 60mph [samuraigary]
Jan 08, 2006 (1:19 pm)
I'm going to try a different , more aerodynamic type of wiper . My wife seems to be able to temporarily silence the sound by wetting the windshield with the washer . It's gotta be air forcing it's way under the blades . I'll let you know if it works out .
#2299 of 3856 Re: High pitch intermittent noise when driving over 60mph [litch6799]
Jan 09, 2006 (3:24 am)
that's an interesting observation! so the wiper arm may not be the source of resonance...and the wiper itself hasn't changed (wet windshield vs. dry).
any chance you're taking your vehicle through a car wash, and applying a wax to the entire vehicle?
my thinking is perhaps there is a surface film on the glass partially at root cause.
if you think you do have a wax film on the windshield, i wonder if cleaning it with a good solvent or glass cleaner might quiet down the blade chatter. perhaps i'd try cleaning the blade rubber as well.
#2300 of 3856 Possible fuses
Jan 09, 2006 (8:50 am)
I just bought a 2003 Corolla on ebay, picked it up two days ago and could not shift it into drive this morning. I also noticed that the following quit working also (they were all working yesterday), radio, heater fan, gas guage, temperature guage. I suspect fuses, but do not have an owners manual. HELP!!