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#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!!
#2301 of 3856 Re: High pitch intermittent noise when driving over 60mph [user777]
Jan 09, 2006 (9:07 am)
It made the noise since brand new and I'm sure it happened with and without wax (or other film) on the windshield BUT you may have a point . I will try cleaning the windshield thoroughly and if nothing happens I'll try some rain-x or wax . My personal belief though is that the hoodline does not direct the airflow over the blades enough and hence the noise . No matter the cause I WILL FIX THIS . When I do , I will post the fix . Good idea . Thanks . OOPS! a little gas .
#2302 of 3856 05 Corolla Noise at Low Speed or Idle
Jan 10, 2006 (9:06 am)
My 2005 Corolla CE has a high pitched whine when it downshifts to a low speed and also a "whistle-like" sound when I gently depress the accelerator. This doesn't occur until the car is warmed up -- generally after being driven for 10 miles or so. I usually happens in Drive (I have an automatic transmission). The vehicle functions fine, except for this noise that drives me crazy. I took it into the dealer, but they couldn't find it; the rep advised me he was "chasing a ghost"! According to the dealer, it is not the drive train. There is no noise at high speed, just in stop-start traffic, or when the transmission downshifts to a low gear. I hope someone out there has some suggestions. Thanks.
#2303 of 3856 1999 Corolla Starter
Jan 10, 2006 (12:05 pm)
I have been having problems with my starter for about a month now. The car clicks and won't start, sometimes it will but lately not at all. Firestone says that repairs would be about $400 because of the location of the starter. A friend of mine said that he would help me change it. I was wondering if it was in a location that I could reach it, and how feasible it is for a novice with a friend who knows cars a little bit to give this a try. Any help would be appreciated! thanks
#2304 of 3856 1993 Corolla Starging problem
Jan 10, 2006 (2:06 pm)
I have problems with my starter too. I bought this corolla used...the same problem as earlier...once i turn the ignition there is a click but it wont start...this happens only if i have kept the car not started for a day or so and in cold weather....After i drive it for about 4 to 5 miles then it doesnt happen at all till the temperature cools down...replacing a starter will cost about 300 bux or so...what must be the problem?
#2305 of 3856 disappointing gas mileage
Jan 10, 2006 (4:32 pm)
I'm envious when I read about other people's gas mileage with their Corolla. I have a 2005 Corolla LE with automatic transmission. I currently have about 6500 miles on it. In the summer and fall, I averaged 24-26 mpg in mixed driving. Now that it's winter (I live in Wisconsin) and I only drive the Corolla in the city, I'm getting 20 mpg. What's wrong with my car?
#2306 of 3856 Re: 1999 Corolla Starter [milner]
Jan 11, 2006 (1:25 pm)
If I were you I'd take it to a Toyota dealership because it's possible that you only need the starter solenoid replaced, not the whole starter motor. If that's the case then it should be under $200 for the repair. A Toyota tech will be able to tell very quickly if that is your problem or not.