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#3108 of 3856 Re: 1995 Toyota Corolla [4primadonna]
Apr 25, 2008 (7:29 pm)
Do this first, disconnect the positive cable from the battery and leave it disconnect for approx. 10 minutes, then reconnet it and start your car, this should make your car computer reprogram it self, and solves alot of the problems, with the engine light coming on. alot of times do to something simple making it come on like a poor wire connection some where. if this does not work you can take it to Auto Zone auto parts store, and they will test your car with a computer for free, and tell you what the test results come up with. Some mechanics say if engine light problem can not be solved and your car runs good like it is with that light on then do not worry about it, just drive it like it is.
#3109 of 3856 1993 Corolla oil change help
Apr 26, 2008 (2:24 pm)
I have a good friend of mine that just bought a beater 93 corolla and wants to learn how to change the oil. Can anyone help me with these questions?
Where is the oil filter located?
How much oil and of what type does it take? (didn't come with an owners manual)
Where is the oil plug?
Is there any good web site that can help me with this? or even a book I can get?
Thanks in advance.
#3110 of 3856 Engine check light stays on
Apr 28, 2008 (12:53 pm)
still the problem is on my 1995 Toyota Corolla. Engine check light stays on for
no reason. Mechanic checked everything and all him is code "99" which
he is not sure what it means? Will anyone out there would know what that code mean?
Also, just replaced the crank sensor/water pump and belt. Sometimes, car jerked and stall. Pls. tell me what's causing to do that and how to solve the problem. No money to take to dealer for check up nor repair. Pls. help.. Any help or advise to resolve the problem is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#3111 of 3856 Re: 1993 Corolla oil change help [esv]
Apr 28, 2008 (2:08 pm)
Go by Auto Zone, Pep-Boys, someplace like that and buy a Haynes shop manual for that car...should cost around 16.95, and it will explain everything, and has pictures.
#3112 of 3856 Re: 1995 Toyota Corolla [user777]
Apr 28, 2008 (5:40 pm)
Just want to thank you for the information/advise regarding my concern. I'll try to do just that, take my car to Auto Zone and hopefully they'll be able to help me out and find exactly what the problem is and come up with the solution. Do appreciate for the advise, thank you and take care.
#3113 of 3856 93 corolla transmission intermitent shifting problems
May 08, 2008 (7:20 pm)
I have a 93 corolla that the OD light blinks on and off intermitently and sometimes it will not shift to the higher gears. The code tells me that it is the vehicle speed sensor. I have replaced this with no luck. Sometime the engine light comes on as well. This car has 307,000 miles on it and it still gets 30+ mpg, so most of the time it runs well. Any help would be great!
#3114 of 3856 Oil change
May 10, 2008 (9:26 am)
does anyone know if Qhorsepower oil really works well in adding horsepower to an 89 corolla?
#3115 of 3856 Re: rattling noise [bpnm] 2001
May 12, 2008 (11:31 am)
I have the same thing going on with my 2001 GEO Prizm with 65,000 miles. Pretty quiet at neutral and 1st. 2nd gear gets louder and 3-5 is loud with a grinding type noise. started about 3 months ago. CLutch seems fine.
May 12, 2008 (2:03 pm)
No you can't get horsepower out of oil. Qhorsepower is just another synthetic oil. Might be a great product but it doesn't have any horsepower in it.
I guess if you froze your engine with 40W in it, and then drained that and put in synthetic oil, yes your engine would, for the first few minutes, spin easier with the synthetic and produce more of its own available horsepower on a dyno. I have experienced easier start-ups in cold weather with synthetics.
#3117 of 3856 Re: Oil change [Mr_Shiftright]
May 12, 2008 (6:10 pm)
I agree...oil does not add horsepower, but it does reduce friction. And, synthetic is a better lubricant than traditional oil, and due to that, you may actually see a slight increase in MPG. Also, synthetic oil is more moisture resistant, which can have a positive effect if you take primarily short drives (15 miles or less).The other good quality about synthetic oil is that you can extend the periods between oil/filter changes safely.