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You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#2661 of 3858 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 3858 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 3858 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.
#2665 of 3858 Re: First car. [grosloup]
Sep 29, 2006 (12:39 am)
good car. as i said, only had to replace alternator. standard wear items like bulbs and brake pads... mine was going strong at 189K when we sold it for a van because of kids.
make sure you regularly change the oil. if you are burning a bit of oil, you might change your PCV valve. check your engine air filter. change if dirty. both the PCV valve and air filter are cheap.
#2666 of 3858 Loose gas cap..how long before CEL will reset?
Sep 30, 2006 (5:58 am)
My wifes 2003 Corolla got a check engine light 5 days ago. I checked the gas cap, and I could turn it a quarter of a turn before I could get it to click. I wrote off the CEL as a loose gas cap. I read in the manual it will take "Several" trips before it resets. I was wondering if anyone has any idea what "Several trips" mean. I don't want to leave the light on too long in case it is something more then a loose gas cap. The car seems to run fine.
#2667 of 3858 Re: Loose gas cap..how long before CEL will reset? [roscoe_burdick]
Sep 30, 2006 (1:44 pm)
I had the same problem with my Van ( 1999 GM Venture) The technician at the dealer told me that I had to turn my key on and off to "ACC" without starting the engine about 40 times to get that "check engine" light to go off or bring it in for a "Reset" It cost me 19.95$ for a reset and it took 30 seconds. What a bummer.
#2668 of 3858 Re: Loose gas cap..how long before CEL will reset? [grosloup]
Oct 01, 2006 (5:00 am)
my thinking is 7 to 10 driving cycles.
#2669 of 3858 Re: Loose gas cap..how long before CEL will reset? [roscoe_burdick]
Oct 01, 2006 (6:49 am)
Take your car to a local auto parts store like Auto Zone or like stores. They will clear the light for free. If it comes back, then you know there is something else wrong.
#2670 of 3858 Re: Loose gas cap..how long before CEL will reset? [penizzle]
Oct 01, 2006 (8:22 am)
I went to autozone and they read the code. I believe it was P440 which deals with the evaporative emissions, and would be one of the codes set for a loose gas cap. They said they legally couldn't reset the code for me though, so I guess I will have to wait and see if it ever goes off, or disconnect the battery to clear it.