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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#2749 of 3858 Re: 98 corolla engine blowned [alex24]
Jan 11, 2007 (7:31 am)
Had similar problem on 12/25/06,on a 2001. Had just checked the oil 40 miles prior to the incident. At 83,000 miles, the engine went, piston rod broke on the highway. The oil pan was filled. Have had excessive oil consumption and also would it not keep oil pan or valve cover gaskets which were replaced several times in past 12 months. Replaced the engine with a used one. Not sure if it will develop a similar problem. Numerous bearing were found in the bottom of the pan as well as other major damage when the engine was removed. I had posted the information on the excessive oil consumption earlier in 2006 to see if others had similar problems. Unfortunately, the vehicle was purchased used with 53K on it. Toyota would not offer any support whatsoever...
#2750 of 3858 91 corolla door problems
Jan 11, 2007 (11:41 am)
Both the passagener seat doors on my 91' are messed up. on the drivers side, the window either sliped off the track or something to that meaning because the window roller wont make it move. also, when i move the window roller clockwise, it locks up, and if i move it counterclock wise, it clicks. Also, how do i take off the window roller on a 91', because i tried to take everything off but was unscuessful in taking it off. as for the passagener side door, when you open the door handle from the inside, it stays open, as if there was something wrong with the spring. any insight on either of my problems?
#2752 of 3858 98 Corolla
Jan 13, 2007 (10:04 pm)
230,000 miles and purring. I gave her to my son. He can't start her. Lights go on with key but no starting. There is
a little red light on below dashboard and steering wheel.
He says he took out a "key" like they use in motel rooms,
that look like credit cards. Somebody told him to do this
so car couldn't be stolen. But....he can't find the card "key". Help!!! what is this about? I never saw the light on before. What to do? magi
He needed a reliable car or I'd never have given her up!
Jan 14, 2007 (12:17 pm)
I have a 2000 Corolla with 130k. The CEL has been on for a couple of years now. The codes coming up before were "bank one too lean" and "cylinder misfire." After much research, I decided that the lean code was due to a bad MAF, which we finally replaced last weekend. We cleared the codes and now it's throwing a P0420, which is "catalyst system efficiency below threshold, bank one." However, I'm not getting a misfire code. The more I read, the more confused I get. The basic answer seems to be to replace the converter, but apparently this does not always work. I don't want to spend even more money and be stuck with the same problem. I am becoming increasingly desparate. Any suggestions?
#2755 of 3858 Re: P0420 [celena]
Jan 14, 2007 (12:48 pm)
What is CEL? and where are you seeing these codes?
#2756 of 3858 Re: Normal transmission maintainence [mcdawgg]
Jan 14, 2007 (12:49 pm)
My Toyota owner's manual says to use the Toyota brand ATF only, or damage could occur. My Haynes Repair Manual states to use Dexron III ATF. What's the difference, and will damage really occur if I use Castrol Dexron-III ATF?
#2757 of 3858 Water pump issue
Jan 14, 2007 (12:49 pm)
i had taken my corolla 00 to my dealer for routine oil change and he came back saying that my water pump was leaking on it and if left alone would destroy the engine. he also added that there my drive belt is probably cracked. The cost would be around 650 for replacing water pump and around 100 for the drive belt. I took it to the local gas station and he was ran a cooling system diagnosis and found no problem with the water pump. He did recommend to change the driving belt.
I was surprised to get different diagnosis in the same week from two different facilities. Have any one of you ever experienced this where the toyota dealer is wrong in his diagnosis?
#2758 of 3858 Re: P0420 [urnst]
Jan 14, 2007 (5:49 pm)
CEL = Check Engine Light a.k.a. MIL = Malfunction Indicator Light.
I presume the person is using an OBD-II (On Board Diagnostic II "reader").