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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#2896 of 3858 Re: where do i put antifreeze at in my 2002 corolla [jlawrence01]
Jun 21, 2007 (7:31 am)
No, i dont trust everything mechanics say...and i was told to use only Toyotas Long Life Coolant, which by the way is expensive, it sells for 21.00 dollars...i wanted to purchase my own so that i can use the antifreeze for the future and not always depend on the expressway lube guys..i also wanted to be an educated consumer..mechanics tell female drivers anything and we fall for it thinking its truth..i was told by a mechanic in the heart of winter that i needed to change my battery and i did not need to..it worked fine..i also was told by mavis that i needed brakes and i did not when i took my car to another mechanic because i didnt trust mavis....women get jerk constantly by mechanics.
#2897 of 3858 Re: where do i put antifreeze at in my 2002 corolla [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 21, 2007 (7:34 am)
#2898 of 3858 Re: where do i put antifreeze at in my 2002 corolla [starchildb4u]
Jun 21, 2007 (3:21 pm)
Wow! The mechanic is jerking you around for ... $4. Be serious. He sounds like he is a straight up guy.
Just make sure that YOU know what you are doing because if you screw up something is your efforts to save $4, you may be spending THOUSANDS replacing an engine.
Jun 21, 2007 (9:06 pm)
yeah i suppose it is an older corolla 1989, i was looking for the 1986 style but those one's dont come cheap (you'd think otherwise) but the reason i really got it is because it was kindof a project car. just trying to see what i can do with it but every time i get everything moving twords performance upgrades i have to spend my money on something else. just trying to see what i can do to sup. it up. any suggestions?
#2900 of 3858 Re: where do i put antifreeze at in my 2002 corolla [jlawrence01]
Jun 22, 2007 (6:10 am)
JLawrence you know what?? i think you are absolutely right!!! i tried to look for the drain plug on my radiator and i could not find it and i really dont want to go through the hassle of ruining my radiator/car...i will break down and let the mechanic flush the cooling system and i have to do it pronto because i have a teaspoon amount of antifreeze in my reservoir..thanks!!!
#2901 of 3858 Re: 2003 5-speed Corolla engine noise [kerrysuz]
Jun 22, 2007 (4:06 pm)
My mechanic told me I need a new clutch.
#2902 of 3858 Re: 2003 5-speed Corolla engine noise [kerrysuz]
Jun 23, 2007 (10:28 am)
As I read this I couldn't believe the coincidence. I noticed this same problem about 5 days ago...the exact same symptoms, but my car only has 60k on it. So, you say it needs a new clutch....Is it O.K to drive on temporarily or does it need to be replaced immediately? The reason I ask is because I am currently about 200miles away from home and am wondering if Iím going to do any extra damage (besides the clutch) by driving back home. If you don't mind me asking...how much did it end up costing you to get it fixed? Did you get it fixed at the dealer? Thanks
#2903 of 3858 Re: 2003 5-speed Corolla engine noise [wakebrd311]
Jun 23, 2007 (12:06 pm)
I think you're okay. I just drove 250 miles on it, and to be honest, I am questioning slightly the diagnosis. It just doesn't FEEL like a clutch problem. My husband thinks it could be a loose bolt or something knocking around. I have an appt. on Monday. They told me $1K! Not thrilled about that. I'm going to make sure they give me any parts that they replace so I can see for myself. Check back here and I'll write a response to what they REALLY found! Good luck!
#2904 of 3858 Not the clutch!!
Jun 26, 2007 (4:08 pm)
I've had a heck of a time over the past few days. I had the clutch replaced, but before having it done, I was really questioning whether that was the right diagnosis. Then, upon driving off the lot after having the new clutch, I heard the SAME noise. It was no better after the new clutch! I drove right back and the guy who put in the clutch went for a drive with me and said he heard nothing, even as I heard it over and over!!!
So I went to a different Toyota dealer, where I actually know one of the mechanics (25 miles from me...not convenient!). He got in the car and immediately heard what I was talking about! (Yea! I'm not crazy!). He also told me the bad news...a bearing was gone or worn in the trasmission. For me, the sound never happened in first gear or reverse, but always in second through fifth. They said I need a transaxle...$2,300, and that's with a used part! So I went back to the first dealer and I'm currently in a dispute with them... I want my money back. The second guy said I definitely didn't need a clutch yet. I'm so mad...and so poor. My husband and I are not talking about getting a new car. I've put way too much into this one in the past couple of years. Disappointing for a Toyota, but at the same time, I was one of the first driving the 2003 design, so maybe they hadn't gotten everything right yet.
Have you had any luck getting a diagnosis?? Does your sound happen all the time, in every gear, or just in second through fifth?
#2905 of 3858 Increasing horsepower?
Jun 26, 2007 (4:19 pm)
I was curious is anyone knew of a way to increase horsepower on a corolla, or if there was a chip or a hypertech like device I could buy? Any info appreciated, thx!