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#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.
#2852 of 3858 Re: 2000 corolla chirping noise [c67]
Apr 09, 2007 (6:57 pm)
I THINK I've figured it out. The engine was replaced in this car and the hood was not properly adjusted, concerning the latching, causing it to vibrate in high winds and bumps. This caused the noise in the driver's side near the windshield. The info you provided is extremely valuable for present and future reference as once again i'm not sure that's the problem. Thank you very much for your response
#2853 of 3858 Re: Strange Noise [guttapalem]
Apr 10, 2007 (2:31 pm)
My corolla is a 2000 so this may not be relevant, but I have experienced the same condition on a few occasions. It seems like if the electric fan kicks in and the wheel is slightly turned with the combination of the brakes being depressed it causes enough of a reduction in the idle speed to cause a slight exhaust difference that can be annoying. Don't really think it means anything. Could be wrong
#2855 of 3858 Brake job cost??
Apr 18, 2007 (7:27 pm)
I have a 2002 Corolla CE and the brakes (front and rear) need replacement as verified by a dealer and independent mechanic.
I see pricing all over the place with 89 specials from Midas per brake to 300 for dealer?
What is a reasonable price and what should i look for in the lower price?