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#3026 of 3856 Re: ,95 Toyota Corolla losing oil [cnjaa]
Dec 08, 2007 (11:28 am)
Yes I have the same problem with my 98 corolla 4 cyl. I change the PVC valve, and it did not help, Summit racing tech. told me to try changing brands of oil, because some brands just evaperate or get burned into the piston without making the dark exhaust color, so I switch from castrol 10w/30 to penzoil 10w/30 and it sure did help some before I was losing a Quart every 400 miles and now I only lose a half a Quart every 2000 miles, amazed it just does not make logic, but I think you should just use your engine till it goes, then get a engine at the junk yard for approx $500. they are very easy to install yourself, I put one in before, comes out easy from the top.
#3027 of 3856 Re: ,95 Toyota Corolla losing oil [alex24]
Dec 09, 2007 (4:39 am)
that observation sure does defy explaination. if the weight of the oil were different, it would make more sense. otherwise, if it's possible, i'd like to think a stuck piston ring or clogged passage somewhere just became liberated.
#3028 of 3856 Overdrive light flashing
Dec 10, 2007 (6:48 am)
My son has a 1994 Corolla and sometimes the overdrive light starts flashing and it feels as though it's running in first gear when this happens. It does pass eventually but it happens nearly everytime he drives it. Our transmission shop has been unable to pull up any codes on it. Any ideas? The car has 119,000 miles on it. He just purchased it used.
#3029 of 3856 Re: ,95 Toyota Corolla losing oil [alex24]
Dec 10, 2007 (7:50 am)
Who says the Junk Yard $500 engine with 50, 000 - 100,000 miles (if you find one) will be any better than the "burner you now have. Plus the labor cost (sweat equity) and fluids etc all add up. Remember these engines have a habit of burning oil. Think rebuilt.
#3030 of 3856 Re: Overdrive light flashing [littleosco]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 10, 2007 (9:18 am)
Sounds like a bad sensor in the transmission, maybe speed sensor sending wrong signal to the ECU? I think you need to go to a more competent shop, but not one of those chain transmission shops.
#3031 of 3856 Re: Overdrive light flashing [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 16, 2007 (9:48 am)
Thank you. We just remembered we know someone in the service dept. at our local Toyota dealer (the son of a friend). We're going to take it in and see if they can figure it out.
Dec 17, 2007 (5:47 am)
i have to replace a blower fan for my heat to work. is it a difficult job and how long will it take.
#3033 of 3856 Re: is it difficult [jpersoneni]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 17, 2007 (9:01 am)
I think if you want to tackle this job yourself you should subscribe on a one-repair only basis to this site:
It's also possible that your local public library will have a repair manual, maybe on CD, that will give you step by step.
Most fan motors take a while to dig out, but it isn't technical. All nuts and bolts stuff and knowing the sequence of disassembly and how to unclip various things.
You could also ask your Toyota dealer what the labor is, in hours, to do this, and then double those hours for yourself doing it.
#3034 of 3856 2006 Toyota Corolla Breakdown Question
Dec 17, 2007 (9:38 am)
A year ago, I purchased a 2006 Toyota Corolla Sport that had about 17,000 miles on it. The car now has about 34,000 miles on it and has had regular maintenance. Last Friday as I was driving home, my car suddenly decelerated and the check engine light, battery light and the oil pressure lights all came on and I had to coast over to the edge of the road. I could not immediately restart the engine but after a few minutes it started and I drove about 1/2 mile and it stopped again with the dash lights coming back on.(When the car was running, all lights except the check engine light disappeared.) I stopped and started like this 6 more times before I finally just had to have it towed to my home. I had 3/4 of a tank of gas that was purchased the night before from the station I always buy gas from. I have added a product to remove water from the gas line just in case that was the problem but the car still stalls and the dash lights still come on. I want to note that prior to this problem starting Friday, the car never acted sluggish, or displayed any problems. Does anyone have any idea as to what the problem is?
#3035 of 3856 Re: 2006 Toyota Corolla Breakdown Question [karends309]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 17, 2007 (5:34 pm)
I would guess fuel pump or fuel pump relay. The dash lights normally come on when a car stalls, that doesn't mean anything. You should have the codes read with a scanner and see what that says.