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#3146 of 3844 problem with my toyota corolla 2000
Jul 08, 2008 (10:20 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 3844 Clutch adjustments?
Jul 13, 2008 (9:38 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 3844 Re: Clutch adjustments? [dave594]
Jul 13, 2008 (5:31 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.
#3149 of 3844 Re: 2007 Toyota Corolla 2007 weird noise [kelsey6]
Jul 31, 2008 (7:34 am)
Did you figure out this problem? I have the same problem.
Aug 02, 2008 (5:26 am)
I have two oil change questions.
We have a 2009 Toyota Corolla LE which is 4 weeks old.
Question 1: Should the oil be chnaged at 1000 miles to clean out metal debris?
Question 2: Should synthetic oil be used thereafter?
#3151 of 3844 Re: Oil Change [psciortino]
Aug 02, 2008 (6:34 am)
No I would do a first oil change at the recommended time and then switch to synthetic oil. This will give the seals time to get good and set.
Aug 03, 2008 (2:50 pm)
My car won't start...it doesn't do anything but the radio works so I know it's not the battery and I guess not the alternator. The day before it clicked and hesitated before starting. Does anyone think I need another starter and is that under maintenance? Would a new starter be covered under my warranty. I have 38000 miles on my car. I only go to work and come home which is why I'm surprised that my car won't start. And if it's not covered under warranty how much does a starter and labor costs. I really don't have any idea. My grandpa died last year and he helped me with my other cars that needed service. This is my first new car so I haven't had any problems until now. Help my funds are low and my kids start school Thursday, gotta get this fixed fast and cheap.
#3153 of 3844 Re: 2005 Corolla [princesshope]
Aug 08, 2008 (6:25 pm)
More than likely, it IS your battery...probably a dead/shorted cell, which will not function under a heavy load, such as starting....but, will have enought power to run accessories.
#3154 of 3844 Re: 2005 Corolla [princesshope]
Aug 09, 2008 (6:50 am)
I would have to agree with Bursiris that it's your battery. My 2001 Corolla original battery just had to be replaced last week with the same symptoms your speaking of.
#3155 of 3844 Re: Clutch adjustments? [dave594]
Aug 09, 2008 (9:15 am)
I wouldn't worry too much about the clutch unless it slips. With proper care, the clutch will last for many more miles (My Aunt has well over 200M miles on the original clutch....WOW!!!) She has had no major problems to speak of whatsoever!!
I do have 2 questions;
1. How often should the transmission fluid be changed with the manual?
2. How often should the antifreeze be flushed/changed?
****I have a 2005 Corolla S.
JUST LOVE THOSE COROLLAS!!