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#2908 of 3858 Cruise Control Failure On My 2002 Corolla!
Jun 27, 2007 (7:36 pm)
I rarely use the cruise control on my 2002 Corolla LE, but I do try it from time to time to see if it still works. A few days ago, I tried to engage it but it didn't work! The green 'Cruise' light came on, but speed was not maintained. I went to the dealer and they inspected the wiring, fuses..etc. and said everything looked ok. They are now doubting that it my be the main control . I told them I'll think about whether I want to do further diagnosis because it sounds like it will be a very expensive repair for something I hardly ever use.
What I'd like to get feedback on is whether anyone experienced a similar problem with their corollas of the same vintage, and whether it was expensive to fix. My car only has 50,000 miles, which I think is very premature for a problem like this to happen, especially on a Toyota!
Any comments/help is greatly appreciated.
#2909 of 3858 2005 Toyota Corolla battery and/or alarm problem
Jun 30, 2007 (7:29 pm)
I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla. I tried to start the engine and all I got was a clicking noise as if the battery was dead. This happened again when I tried to start it, so I called a friend to jump start the car. In the meantime, the alarm started going off...lights flashing and horn honking with muffled sound to it. After trying to turn it off several times with the remote it finally stopped. We were able to jump start the car and get it going, but I was wondering if a low battery will cause the alarm to go off or could something else be going on?
#2910 of 3858 Re: Cruise Control Failure On My 2002 Corolla! [toguy]
Jul 01, 2007 (5:28 am)
it's possible it is the clockspring, or the device in the steering wheel that maintains electrical continutity between the vehicle's electrical harness and steering wheel mounted switches when you turn the wheel from one extreme to the other.
could you even "set" the speed once you turned on the CC?
if not, the problem could lie in the clockspring.
did you check the horn? if the horn doesn't work, i would tend to be thinking clockspring. if it does work, that doesn't rule out the clockspring though.
#2911 of 3858 Re: Cruise Control Failure On My 2002 Corolla! [user777]
Jul 01, 2007 (8:16 pm)
user777, thanks a lot for your informative response, much appreciated.
The clockspring could be it, especially since I noticed the cruise control problem after hitting a "ditch" that was dug at a major intersection to do some under-ground cabling work and was just left there for one day to ambush unsuspecting commuters . The impact was so hard that I was surprised the car worked afterwords! Am I right in thinking that an impact like that would damage/dislodge the clockspring? If it is the clockspring, do you have any idea how much it will cost to fix?
To answer your questions, the horn is still working; I can't set the cruise control at any speed, all that happens is that the green "Cruise" indicator comes on in the dashboard when I turn cruise control on.
#2912 of 3858 Re: Cruise Control Failure On My 2002 Corolla! [toguy]
Jul 02, 2007 (8:10 am)
right, i'm just wagging. if the hit was hard though, boy oh boy, it could be a loose wire, or loose fuse in the fuse holder.
open your manual and find the location of any fusing related to cruise control and physically pull and check that fuse then re-insert and retest.
i have no idea how much a clockspring costs, nor the labor involved. it's just a possibility, like the fuse.
#2913 of 3858 Re: Cruise Control Failure On My 2002 Corolla! [user777]
Jul 02, 2007 (10:26 am)
Like I said in my original message, the dealer checked the fuses, wiring,..etc. and found nothing wrong. I'll have them check the clockspring and take it from there!
#2914 of 3858 Toyota Corolla 1987, Emission problem @ low RPM
Jul 02, 2007 (10:49 am)
I have a California Corolla 1987 LE Sedan, FWD. 1.6 liter engine. Carbureted 4ALC. It has 80k miles and failed last emission test at low RPM. High RPM was fine. The report shows at 830 RPM CO 3.088, HC 269. At 2460 RPM the CO is 0.026, HC 47, Lambda 1.033. What could be the problem? The car was driven only 2045 miles from the previous emission test that read 810 RPM CO 0.018, HC 54. AT 2750 RPM CO 0.016, HC 52, Lambda 0.99. Any qualified answers will be greatly appreciated.
#2915 of 3858 Re: Toyota Corolla 1987, Emission problem @ low RPM [jfkn]
Jul 02, 2007 (1:50 pm)
you can do some googling and find information on possible contributors:
there's probably lots more out there for the reading.
maybe you are driving the vehicle too few miles over a year span, and the vehicle is running a bit rich for those short periods resulting in CAT damage or something. maybe the MAF sensor is off calibration, causing the unit to richen up the mixture at idle. how's your engine air filter?
#2916 of 3858 2001 Corolla - replacing engine with 2002 Corolla
Jul 07, 2007 (2:11 pm)
We finished putting in a 2002 Corolla used engine into a 2001 Corolla today. We were assured by the shop selling it to us that the engines are interchangeable. This seemed true all the way as we put everything in its place, but now the car wont start. It will turn over again and again, but wont actually run. We checked the spark plugs (and coils), we know the gas is pumping (when we disconnect it while not running gas comes out of the hose as if pressure has built up), and when we spray ether into the air all it runs is its expected 1 second.
Other than the engine problem that caused us to replace it originally (ie. bad crank shaft in one cylinder) the car was starting/running fine. It actually drove fine too, just made an aweful sound.
Any suggestions? Could it be that the engines are *almost* the same but not quite (ie. car's computer doesnt control it the same, etc.)?
#2917 of 3858 Help Me Save my 1991 Toyota Corolla -Mechanical Problem
Jul 08, 2007 (12:02 pm)
I love my 1991 Corolla and I want to save it. It has been fine up until now. It has about 119,000 miles on it. It is an automatic 4 door. A few weeks ago, it lost power on the highway and stalled. I was able to restart it. I took it to my mechanic(who is great). He couldn't find anything wrong with it. He suggested a tune-up which was done. Right after the tune up, I drove about 25 miles and it stalled again. I had stopped at a light and was moving forward on green. I had it towed back to the mechanic. It started and ran fine after they got it off the tow truck! The mechanic said he iddled the car for hours and hours and took it on short trips. It never cut off for him. He suggested replacing the distribitor. This was done. It drive fine the few miles home from the mechanic. I took the car out running errands. It stalled again right after I pulled away from a light. If anybody has any ideas about what could be wrong, please let me know. I would like to save this car. There have been no other major problems.
Thanks very much.