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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Jun 10, 2008 (6:39 pm)
Car still giving me trouble. Mechanic just replaced new fuel pump/relay(???) and water pump was recently replaced as well and still the engine light comes on and the car jerked and sometimes it stall. Before it stall, it gives me warning, like car will jerk and then the speed decreases and can't pump the gas nor accelerate, it's just slowing down until it stop completely. When i tried to start it, it's starting but not going so i waited for few minutes. After 20-25 minutes it will start and go as if nothing happened. It does that occassinally and can't figure out what's wrong with it. Also, mechanic tried to replace the distributor with either rebuilt or new one, but the car rejecting the parts. It gotten worst than before, so mechanic put back the original one and it works. Pls. if someone out there who can diagnose the "illness" of this car, I will appreciate it and eternally grateful. Can't afford to take it to the dealer (too expensive) much less buy a new one???? Thank you.
#3134 of 3858 1995 Nissan P/U Truck
Jun 11, 2008 (5:56 am)
Just replaced new radiator/thermostat due to overheat once.Had it flushed (ran through machine) to clean the system.
However, everytime we drive it, gage moving up above normal and don't understand why it's doing it. Will someone out there understand the problem, pls. we could use your advise/input. Do appreciate whatever suggestions you can give us. Thank you.
#3135 of 3858 Re: 1995 Toyota Corolla [4primadonna]
Jun 11, 2008 (7:30 am)
Has the fuel filter ever been replaced?
Replace ALL vacuum lines-cheap!
Check your catalytic converter- maybe broken/clogged.
Have you replaced OX2 sensor/
#3136 of 3858 Re: 1995 Nissan P/U Truck [4primadonna]
Jun 11, 2008 (7:34 am)
Have you checked to see if engine fan comes on at temp?
Let it sit and idle or check after runnig and let sit,watch and see if fan cycles on/off.
If it does, radiator may be clogged,or waterpump may be worn out.
Last would be a possible headgasket failure.
Oil in coolant/or water in oil, bubbles in coolant reservoir are tipoffs.
#3137 of 3858 Re: 1995 Nissan P/U Truck [whilst]
Jun 11, 2008 (3:27 pm)
Answer to all your questions above are "yes" and hubby always keep the engine spic N span. Water pump just replaced last month. Mechanic checked truck and everything is ok except when driving it, gage goes up above normal which we couldn't understand what's happening or what's causing it to go high like that?
Well, thanks for the comments/advise.
#3138 of 3858 Re: 1995 Toyota Corolla [whilst]
Jun 12, 2008 (6:44 am)
Yes. Mechanic already checked everything and most of parts are new/been replaced except for distributor. He thinks the distributor is the cause of the stalling.
Get this tho'- how come no distributor works in my car but the ORIGINAL? He tried to replace it with a rebuilt or a new one (different brand) and my car rejecting it(is that possible?) ...he claimed it got worst than before so he put back the original one (that i had) and it worked. However, it's still "jerking" and engine light stays on but only this time, it's not stopping nor stalling and i can feel the light jolt every now and then. What do you think? Thanks for your input.
#3139 of 3858 Re: 1990 toyota corolla problem [leede1]
Jun 20, 2008 (12:34 pm)
My 1990 Toyota corolla also won't start. I have tried the repairs you mention also with no luck. I am about to try a new starter, but mechanics will not say with any certainty if this will work. How did you solve your problem?
It takes 20 - 50 tries for the car to turn over. When you turn the key, it clicks, as if the battery is dead, but does not turn over. When it finally turns over it catches with on try. Under the hood, you can hear a hissing noise, like air escaping, while trying to start the car. The engine cooling fan does not operate after the car is turned off, but it comes on while turning the key to try to start the car. Could this be related to the starting problem?
#3140 of 3858 2005 Corolla Maintenence
Jun 26, 2008 (9:22 pm)
I'm sure most of you veterans and pros are sick of seeing these types of discussions, but I do need some advice. I couldn't really find a specific answer to an 05 (9th gen Corolla) using search.. so here it goes.
P.S - Thanks so much for even looking
I'm pretty smart, and know my way around computers but I don't know much about cars.
My car has exactly 38,000 miles on it. It is an 05 Corolla S (which I love dearly).
I have my oil changed every 5,000 miles, and I replace the engine and air cabin filters regularly. So far I have no mechanical issues with my car.
I took my car to a dealership to have the molding on my driver side window fixed - and the service writer told me that I need to have my transmission fluid changed and that I need a new timing belt! I said.. wtf?
I thought that the transmission fluid in these cars didn't even have to be looked at until 60k miles or so, am I wrong on this one?
But a timing belt? Aren't these good for up to 80k miles? Or am I a complete idiot!? lol.
I am a bit of an aggressive driver..
My last question I promise, I looked over the maintence guide and couldn't find this one - but what is the reccommendation for changing the spark plug? It's good to change the air filter every 15k miles at least too, right?
Thanks for looking, and for your help. Honestly.
#3141 of 3858 Re: 2005 Corolla Maintenence [jcagatay]
Jun 27, 2008 (6:05 am)
This post will be moved, but I will answer here anyway.
Corollas do not have timing belts, they have timing chains, so no maintenance is required. They might have meant serpentine belt, which drives the alternator, AC, and PS pump, etc. I doubt the serpentine belt needs replaced yet, just take a look for cracks, etc.
Automatic tranny fluid - some say drain and fill every 30k, others say follow the Toyota's maintenance schedule, which is a lot longer. Bottom line - check your maintenance guide, I guarantee that it does not say do anything to the tranny fluid at this point.
The maintenance guide will tell you about the plugs, I think it is 100k miles or so, and the air filter should be inspected (takes 5 minutes to inspect or change), but I would change it no later than 30k or sooner, depending on your driving environment.
Jun 27, 2008 (7:35 am)
mcdawgg - thanks so much for taking the time to reply.
Means a lot to me
The maintenence schedule is unfortunately not very clear - it doesn't give a specific time as to when to change it - but has a checklist where it states "Inspect so-and-so"