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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Apr 01, 2007 (5:21 pm)
I have a 2004 Toyota Corolla LE with 30,000 miles on it. I've noticed some rattling sound (like something is loose) coming from the right side of the car when I drive on bumpy or uneven roads. The wierd thing is the rattling sound doesn't occur when there is a passenger inside the car. I've taken it to the service department a few times and have been on several test drives with the techniccan but they couldn't find anything wrong. Has anyone else encountered this issue?
#2843 of 3858 Re: Rattling Sound [dreamchaser321]
Apr 02, 2007 (7:57 pm)
I have read others have had this problem and it was found they had a loose nut or bolt under the seat, it was tightened up and solved the noise problem. hope this helps.
#2844 of 3858 Re: Question on SeatBelt Light Problem [koh1]
Apr 07, 2007 (2:09 pm)
Trying to keep the ripping and tearing of the plastics to a minimum and like the shorting out idea. i unplugged the aforementioned white plug and it blinked constantly. that indicates to me i found the correct plug. anyway, to short out should i cut the wires and twist together while maintaining the plug in it's current position? i know when i have my seat belt on! thanks for your help. first posting
#2845 of 3858 2000 corolla chirping noise
Apr 07, 2007 (2:23 pm)
I have a totally inconsistant chirping noise coming from either the dash, antenna or possibly the interior hood release. I hear the chirp when i close the door but it responds in different ways and not only to rough roads. It's driving me nuts. short trip. Any ideas? i just recently bought this car and any prior knowledge would be helpful THANKS
#2846 of 3858 Coolant & Engine Flush
Apr 08, 2007 (8:55 am)
I own a 2002 Corolla "S" that has 39,300 miles. I bought the car from Carmx last year.
In August, the engine broke and was replaced under warranty at no charge to me in Birmingham, AL at about 35,000 miles. I moved to NY and took it to a dealership in November for an 5,000 mile maintenance. I informed them that I got a new engine. The dealership told me that I had to flush my engine because it's dirty as well as a coolant. I called the Toyota dealership In Birmingham and they told me there was no need for a maintenance and the engine & coolant flush was done when the new engine was replaced.
They give me a new engine but kept the old valves that were in good condition. If they were in old condition they replaced it. So my question is, do I need an engine or coolant flushed?
#2847 of 3858 Re: 2000 corolla chirping noise [raphipps1969]
Apr 08, 2007 (8:56 am)
Do you have your heater running when you hear it? My Corolla had an odd chirping noise that came from the dash. It had something in the ductwork for the heater blower.
#2848 of 3858 Re: Coolant & Engine Flush [jazi76]
Apr 08, 2007 (9:14 am)
If the car got a coolant flush when the engine was replaced, there should be no need to do it again now. And there should be no need for an "engine flush" on a nearly-new engine. I've found some dealers automatically push recommended services (manufacturer's list or the dealer's own list) at specified mileage intervals. So either Toyota or the dealer says that the coolant and engine should be flushed at 30k miles, and that triggered the recommendation. I had a similar thing happen when I brought my 626 into a Mazda dealer for an oil change the other day. The miles were 91k, but I told the dealer that it had had the 60k servicing (very extensive) at 84k, so there was no need for the usual 90k service, just an oil change and tire rotation. But they asked me about it anyway, and even noted on the invoice, "customer declined 90k service."
#2850 of 3858 Re: Coolant & Engine Flush [backy]
Apr 08, 2007 (2:12 pm)
Apr 09, 2007 (10:00 am)
Hi, I drive a 2003 Corolla S Automatic, with about 54K miles on it. from past couple of weeks I am having this strange rattling/rumbling noise from either the dashboard or the under the hood (not sure). This noise usually comes only when I put it in DRIVE and press the Break pedal, which means I am just standing/parking. The noise goes off immediately if I change to PARK. So essentially noise is only when I am at a halt with transmission in DRIVE and the break pedal pressed.
Any help/direction I can get, as to where that noise may be coming from and what I can do to fix it,is appreciated.