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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#3213 of 3858 Re: 30K maintenance on Corolla [narendra]
Dec 12, 2008 (9:19 pm)
FYI, I own a 2001 Corolla as well as a 2009 Corolla and a 1986 Tercel which I bought brand new in 1985. I have never had any preventive maintenance done on any of my vehicles by the dealer. All I do is regular oil changes, spark plugs on the "86" occasionally and rotate the tires occasionally. It is also important to make sure your fluids are always at there required levels. So in my opinion skip all the little stuff and just do the necessities and you'll save a quite a lot of money and your Toyota will be fine. Also, note to keep records of your oil changes so your warranty is not voided.
#3214 of 3858 2004 LE.Please advise me how I can fix this problem.
Dec 17, 2008 (8:51 am)
I wash yesterday under the hood of my corolla 2004. Water spry was just for few second.
Problem starts after wash the engine, engine yellow light show up in dash. Driving fine under 60Km
But refuse to speed up to 100km looks like gear shift doní want to go in 4th gear.
I went to my garage mechanics check with computer and got Code# P2770. He donít know because description wasnít available on his computer any way he rest and yellow engine light going.
Then I test the car on highway everything is fine car went over to 100Km. now next morning on start my day again engine check light show up.
I just find out Code#P2770 desecration: DSL Solenoid Circuit High (Shift Solenoid Valve DSL) Electronic controlled automatic transmission (ECT)
Please advise me how I can fix this problem. What need to replace.
#3215 of 3858 Re: 2004 LE.Please advise me how I can fix this problem. [ezee2]
Dec 17, 2008 (9:20 pm)
My answer would be to keep the water off of the engine. Not sure why you would want to wash your engine with water anyway, water doesn't cut grease! I would guess your problem might disappear when the effected part, whatever it might be, dries out.
#3216 of 3858 Re: 2004 LE.Please advise me how I can fix this problem. [terceltom]
Dec 18, 2008 (8:09 am)
I reset agian and now looks like as you said water is dries out and no chack engine light any more.
by the way if i want to clean engine So, what is best way to clean?
#3217 of 3858 Re: 2004 LE.Please advise me how I can fix this problem. [ezee2]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 18, 2008 (8:22 am)
Either have a professional shop do it, or if you are the patient sort---what I do is get warm water and Simple Green, mix it up, and use a paint brush to clean things up while covering up vital electronic parts with plastic or tin foil. This is far more precise than something like a hose or steam wand at a car wash.
#3218 of 3858 2007 Corolla stalling after malfunction indicator lamp
Dec 18, 2008 (10:57 am)
Has anyone heard of something similar to this -- my 2007 corolla, which is just shy of 12,000 miles and is an automatic transmission, stalled shortly after the "malfunction indicator lamp" turned on for the first time ever. After I had stopped at a stop sign and started driving, my car stalled. I was able to start the car again and drive another mile. I then parked the car and turned off the ignition. But when I tried to start up the car again, it wouldn't start. I tried turning the ignition a few times and it still wouldn't start. Pls help! What could be going on? It's a fairly new car with low mileage.
#3219 of 3858 Re: 30K maintenance on Corolla [terceltom]
Dec 18, 2008 (11:40 am)
Thanks for all the replys. What I did is:
Took the maintenance manual to a local oil-change shop, and showed him what is recommended for the 30K service. He separately priced each item mentioned there, and offered me a total price lower than $100, which was much lower than what a dealer would have charged.
#3220 of 3858 Re: 2007 Corolla stalling after malfunction indicator lamp [bliss1871]
Dec 18, 2008 (11:44 am)
This happened to me, not for Corolla, but for another car of another make.
Same thing happened, I stopped at stop sign, and could not start it again. What had happened is: the ignition module, a small electronic chip that controls the ignition had failed. It cost me about $75 to replace it.
#3221 of 3858 Re: 2007 Corolla stalling after malfunction indicator lamp [narendra]
Dec 18, 2008 (11:50 am)
Thanks for the speedy reply! Hopefully it's just the ignition module for my car as well. Thanks again!
#3222 of 3858 Re: problem with my toyota corolla 2000 [js2008]
Dec 18, 2008 (3:28 pm)
I'm having a similar problem, as described by js2008 with my 1998. Shortly after installing new front rotors and brake pads I noticed a (in the front somewhere) "thwump thwump thwump" noise while accelerating at low speeds (up to 45 mph). It wasn't consistent, and seemed to disappear after about 5 miles of driving. The noise would only occur while accelerating and the frequency of the noise was directly related to the speed of the car. It would not happen while turning and accelerating.
Took the car back to my mechanic who couldn't duplicate the noise (naturally). He took the brakes apart and inspected the front end and the noise was gone....for about 2 weeks. It's back again.
Grateful for any ideas.