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#2655 of 3856 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 3856 Re: 1995 Toyota Corolla [primadonna]
Sep 22, 2006 (8:18 am)
Sounds like an alternator.
#2657 of 3856 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 3856 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 3856 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.
#2660 of 3856 Re: Pinging noise [poliva2]
Sep 25, 2006 (11:55 am)
I have a similar issue, but only with A/C on. Is your A/C on whenever you start the car? see my post, #2659
#2661 of 3856 Re: 1995 Toyota Corolla [primadonna]
Sep 26, 2006 (8:04 am)
i'd have to concur with mcdawgg: alternator. i replaced two in my '95 corolla. a solid vehicle otherwise. technically, the second alternator was a re-built of unknown pedigree.
you can go to an autozone and have them put the alternator and battery under a load test. since your battery is new, you'll probably have no issue there. most likely, alternator.
that said, i suppose it's possible the ignition switch could be going bad, or a main relay, but more than likely it's the alternator.
#2662 of 3856 I'm pickin' up bad vibrations...(lol)
Sep 27, 2006 (10:04 pm)
My wife disagrees, but I believe her '03 Altis 1.8L with 45K has developed a noticeable vibration in the steering wheel at normal idle (800-1000 rpm). I can even detect it in the seats. Since she drives it every day, she doesn't notice it. She refuses to bring it to the mechanic. My first suspicion is loose engine mounts. Is an immediate inspection in order, or can it wait until she brings it in for routine maintenance?
Sep 28, 2006 (3:17 am)
I just bought my first car. It's a Toyota Corolla 1995 with automatic transmission.
It has 107,000 milles on it. Very clean. Seems to run well.
My questions are... How reliable is it? Did I make a good choise?
I would appreciate receiving some comments about the Corolla, especially that year if possible. I don't know to much about cars and it's my first one and I'm a bit scared.
#2664 of 3856 Re: First car. [grosloup]
Sep 28, 2006 (7:35 pm)
Hey you have a good car, I have a 98 Corolla and its a great car, except I have slight vibration in my steering wheel going over 60 MPH of and on, tryed to find the problem, but could not figure it out,its not that bad of a vibration so I just am waiting it out to see if it ever gets worse, but all else is Great.