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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#2311 of 3844 Re: 1999 Corolla Starter [milner]
Jan 13, 2006 (12:00 am)
I had the same problem on 95 corolla 3 years ago.
Starter would click several times, until i got the right moment to engage it. The it started.
There are 2 cooper "things" inside your statrter (the head
portion of it) where the wire from battery connect.
The copper parts one on the upper one on the lower portion of the head are worn out so much. The engagement portion of the starter (the little teethed wheel - solenoid did that). Sorry I don't know the technical terms for these.
The 2 metal copper parts cost me $22 from toyota dealership and I replaced it myself. It was very thight place to get to (the upper one), but I did it.
For novice, you might get frustrated, as long as you can rwach the darn upper nut - very difficult to get to.
#2312 of 3844 Toyota Starters "Clicking"
Jan 13, 2006 (11:37 am)
I know for a fact that lots of Camrys, both of mine for instance, do this. The problem? "Starter Contacts"--I have been quoted $60 for a fix, and that's for both parts and labor. I am not sure if this is what's wrong with your Corollas, but I would almost bet on it.
Please, don't go out and spend all that money for a new starter unless you absolutely positively need one!
#2313 of 3844 Anyone answer this post?
Jan 13, 2006 (11:57 am)
"did anyone have any idea about why my battery and brake light on my gauge stay on for up to an hour after I start it? thanks for your help and time"
Oddly enough, I have been told that this is a problem with your alternator brushes. Have it checked out.
#2314 of 3844 toyota corolla 2003 lights don't turn on immediately
Jan 15, 2006 (12:18 am)
i think this was covered in a previous post but i am just double checking...
for my 2003 corolla, the dashboard, headlights etc. don't turn on until 5-10 seconds after i start my engine and release the parking break...
this to me is very annoying..
what option should i change to if i don't want this to happen? (i.e. do i switch to all manual with no automatic lights? will the car beep if i forget to turn of my lights?)
i would like to keep the daytime running lights, so can i just switch my headlights on manually at night and they will still automatically turn off or do i lose all the automatic options when i do that?
#2315 of 3844 my 2000 corrolla wont start
Jan 17, 2006 (12:45 pm)
i turn the key and give it gas, and it tries to start, i doubt its the altenator or the battery cuz i jumped the car. i think it might be the spark plug or even the gas not getting to the engine. anyone have any clues to whats happening to my car?
Jan 17, 2006 (2:22 pm)
I have a 93 Corolla Sedan and after fixing the electronic box that controls the car, the speedometer doesn't work, I don't know what started but everytime I exceed amount of speed the check engine light appear I think is that the electronic device recognize that piece isn't working. The mecanic told me that is the sensor but in order to fix that I have to replace all the part... I'm just wondering is a way to fix it without replacing all the device. For any question about the type of transmission the car is automatic.
#2317 of 3844 Reverse Speed
Jan 18, 2006 (6:13 am)
I just bought a new '06 Corolla with a 5-speed manual. The car runs great, but I've never had a car that goes so fast - in idle - in reverse. The thing shoots back like a rocket, and braking will lead to stalling, so I end up using the clutch too much. It idles at 1,000rpm. This is my first Corolla - is reverse geared very low or something? Anybody else experience this? Thanks in advance.
#2318 of 3844 Disconecting the Speedometer
Jan 18, 2006 (7:11 am)
Does anyone know how to disconnect the odometer (or speedometer) on a 2006 Corolla?
#2319 of 3844 Re: Disconecting the Speedometer [edwin_r]
Jan 18, 2006 (7:51 am)
There may be a law against doing this.
#2320 of 3844 Re: Disconecting the Speedometer [petl]
Jan 18, 2006 (8:08 am)
Yes, there may be a law against it but do you know how to do it (strictly for informational purposes only...)?