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#2650 of 3858 2004 Auto Corolla Stalls
Sep 20, 2006 (7:34 pm)
I am in need of some urgent help. My 2004 Auto Corolla Sedan stalls and has trouble starting. The major problem is that it has not duplicated any problems whilst at the dealers, even when they had it for a week!
It stalls in park, reverse and drive, always at low speed or whilst idling, and usually a few seconds to a few minutes after the car has been started. it has stalled whilst driving through car parks, whilst sitting ont he driveway, whilst backing out from car spaces, and i don't live in a cold climate either!
Often i have trouble starting the car, with it cranking but not turning over, and then needing to accelarate whilst turning the key to get it going! And sometimes it doesn't start at all.
My local dealer have been very helpful, but toyota technical doesn't believe them, and because they haven't actually seen the problem, they are unsure what to fix.
So far they have checked all the 'usuals' and swapped the ECU, only for my car to STILL stall and have issues starting! I now have the original ECU back, and it's been 3 days without a problem. Usually i get about 2 weeks of perfect car and then a few days of hell. And i baby this car! Always good fuel, serviced properly - by toyota!
Any suggestions or solutions!?! I'm going insane as i spent all my money on a 'good' car so i wouldn't have these kinds of problems! i think it could be a but how can i prove this?
#2651 of 3858 Re: 2004 Auto Corolla Stalls [moniqueb]
Sep 21, 2006 (1:24 pm)
It could be due to a bad iac valve/motor, but more than likely it is caused by a fuel pressure problem. Get that checked while the symptoms are happening. It could also be something as simple as a vacumm or intake leak.
#2652 of 3858 06 Corolla, Goodyear integrity tire problems,etc
Sep 21, 2006 (1:38 pm)
Has anyone had a similar problem on their 06 corolla CE, with 185/65/15 GoodYear Integrities. The tires never handled that well, and become downright dangerous & scary when it rains, they break traction real easy on acceleration, they slide dangerously when you try to come to a stop. Air pressure was checked 1st. Has anyone had similar problems, my wife is afraid to drive it when it rains even though she is not a risky driver, we also live in the southern US and get quite a bit of rain. Has anyone noticed there headlights have no range or maybe out of alignment, we need highbeam a lot on ours. We had the oil changed for the 1st time at 5k miles, it started to drive somewhat sluggish immediately afterward, it lost some of its spunk and gas mileage dropped. Also the paint chips real easy (white in color) on the rear bumpers. And we smell coolant and can't find a leak. For the record we love our Toyotas and wondering had others experienced it. We have had it for a little over 2 1/2 months and now have 6400 miles on it and things seem to sound a little louder with the exhaust and valve train than when it was new. Is this normal for this particular engine. We also have a 03 Echo, now with over 80k and have had it over 3 yrs. and are familiar with toyotas.
#2653 of 3858 Re: 2004 Auto Corolla Stalls [moniqueb]
Sep 22, 2006 (4:12 am)
Try another brand of gas or buy from a different station.
#2654 of 3858 Re: 06 Corolla, Goodyear integrity tire problems,etc [mobilmac1]
Sep 22, 2006 (5:23 am)
Never had any paint, coolant smell, gas mileage, or headlight problems on my 05 Corolla S. But I do understand about the cheap tires (Goodyear Integrity). I had to buy new tires 30K, and I don't even drive fast. Tire suggestion: if you have to buy tires, make sure they at least have an "H" speed rating or anything above that. You can also upgrade to P195/65R15 (CE comes with thinner tires, but same 15" rim size as the LE & S). I purchased "H" rated tires and they made a HUGE DIFFERENCE in handling (wet & dry). Headlight suggestion: buy Sylvania Silverstar replacement bulbs 9006/9005; they also made a BIG difference. I also re-aimed my lights as well. As far as MPG goes, take it to the dealer; it doesn't hurt to try. I know they'll probably give you the "vehicle is operating within Toyota specs" deal. What gave me extra MPG: I installed an K&N filter, which helped. Later I installed a Short Ram Intake, which helped VERY MUCH & gave more power .....
#2655 of 3858 1995 Toyota Corolla
Sep 22, 2006 (7:11 am)
Car is very well maintained, clean and in good condition. However, it's been acting up lately. At first, it was stalling so my husband replaced the fuel filter thinking that was the problem not getting enough gas through when it's accelerating. It rans smoothly for awhile thinking my problem has solved. Then, the other day the battery light came on, thinking the battery is going bad, so we replaced it (spent at least $100.00 for it). It rans good but yesterday, as i was driving up to our driveway, the battery light came on again. What else can go wrong with this car???
Perhaps someone out there has a pretty good idea what the problem is or what causing the battery light come on. Any suggestions or remedy is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Prima Donna
#2656 of 3858 Re: 1995 Toyota Corolla [primadonna]
Sep 22, 2006 (8:18 am)
Sounds like an alternator.
#2657 of 3858 Re: 06 Corolla, Goodyear integrity tire problems,etc [mobilmac1]
Sep 22, 2006 (12:48 pm)
I couldn't take those tires either. I had them switched to 195 width Yokohama tires. The tire squeal going around corners is almost non-existent now. I haven't had any significant wet weather traction issues with either brand of tire.
#2658 of 3858 Re: 1995 Toyota Corolla [mcdawgg]
Sep 22, 2006 (1:15 pm)
I'll tell my husband what you think the problem is and thank you for your quick response to my "unknown problem"...
Hopefully, that will solve it. Thanks a million and take care.
#2659 of 3858 05 Corolla noise issue with A/C on
Sep 25, 2006 (11:45 am)
Just bought an 05 Corolla with only 25K miles. I noticed that the engine makes a slightly different noise when starting from a dead stop when the a/c is on, compared to when it's off. At first I thought it was just the A/C's strain on the 4-cylinder engine, but I talked with other corolla owner who don't notice the problem. It's like a faint pinging sound - almost like the sound of a 4 cylinder diesel engine, but much much fainter. I brought it in to a place that checks out used cars before you buy them and they said that it happens quite often with Corollas. The technician said that the spring tensioner for the AC belt is not as strong as when it was new, causing the belt to be looser than it should, and that it is a minor problem that happens sometimes. He said Toyota will replace it as part of the warranty. Just thought I should let others know in case have this problem.