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#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"
#3143 of 3858 Re: [jcagatay]
Jun 27, 2008 (4:00 pm)
No problem. The Toyota maintenance schedule book does tell you when to change things, in months and miles - just look far enough ahead. At least it does with my '99 Corolla and '07 Camry. With low miles, it only has change oil and then inspect this and that,and rotate tires because that's all that needs to be done.
#3144 of 3858 Help! Valve Adjustment
Jul 06, 2008 (2:27 pm)
I have a 1986 Toyota Corolla GTS Twin Cam. I need to do a valve adjustment on it as it makes some noise about 3000 RPM. Does anyone know what the valves are to be adjusted at?
#3146 of 3858 problem with my toyota corolla 2000
Jul 08, 2008 (9:20 pm)
I have a problem with my toyota carolla. 4 months back i got a over heating problem so i went to mechanic and he told me to change the thermostat and water pump.. i changed them but it didnt work.. so he told me that may be due to malfunctioning of sensor. i have neglected in changing the sensor. i usually drive 60-80 miles daily.. (30-40 at a stretch)..4-5 days i didnt get any problem on 5th day i have listened a vibrating sound as i am increasing the accelaration, after some time it stopped. this time also the arrow is showing over heat.. and this happened twice(stopping).. after that i went to the same mechanic and explained my problem he told me to replace the radiator.. i have replaced the radiator. after that over heating problem is solved... but after this my car is began to jerk ( one of my fren told me that it is because of new belt that is used when u replace the water pump) when i am stopping at the signals.. and i can also hear the the same vibrating sound as i heared before but this time car is not stopping.. what i observed is car accelaration fall down.. when i want to increase the accelaration the sound is becoming lowder.. so i am just utilizing the downs on roads to accelarate my vehicle... these days my car is taking much time to start, i have to accelarate to start the car.. and it cant able to run 50 miles at a stretch.. (sound is increasing after that) this sound is coming only after the heat point comes to the middle.. this is my problem..
can you please suggest an idea, i am a student and i cant afford much on it.. like taking it to dealers..
#3147 of 3858 Clutch adjustments?
Jul 13, 2008 (8:38 am)
I have a 2002 Corolla S with the manual transmission. The car has 80k miles. Lately I feel that the clutch is engaging closer to the top of the release. Is this a sign of clutch wear or is there an adjustment? I went to a mechanic and he says that model year has the hydraulic clutch so there's no adjustment needed. Is that correct?
#3148 of 3858 Re: Clutch adjustments? [dave594]
Jul 13, 2008 (4:31 pm)
Corollas have had hydraulic clutches since at least 1984 - no adjustments. As long as the clutch is not slipping (one test is trying to accelerate in 5th gear up hill at a low speed, like 25 mph), you are fine.