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#3222 of 3844 Re: problem with my toyota corolla 2000 [js2008]
Dec 18, 2008 (4:28 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.
#3223 of 3844 Re: 2004 LE.Please advise me how I can fix this problem. [ezee2]
Dec 18, 2008 (10:52 pm)
There are many products out there to do an engine cleaning. Most are just powerful aerosol sprays that you just spray on a warm engine and allow the dirt and grease to drip down under the car. Of course you should put something on the ground as this will be quite messy underneath. I can't think of any brand names at the moment but if you go to a Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts or an Autozone you will find a variety to choose from. Most of them work quite well and make the engine look new.
#3225 of 3844 Re: 2004 LE.Please advise me how I can fix this problem. [terceltom]
Dec 19, 2008 (8:39 am)
Hi after few hour the engine light show up agian. But driving is fine what you thing just leave it like that and wait for days to light goes off?
#3226 of 3844 Washable air filter?
Dec 30, 2008 (6:38 am)
How do you determine if your air filter is washable?
#3227 of 3844 Re: Washable air filter? [magan]
Dec 30, 2008 (10:26 am)
It's not washable, but I suppose you could clean it with air pressure. Personally, I think they are cheap enough to just change them, and it only takes a couple minutes.
#3228 of 3844 Re: Washable air filter? [magan]
Dec 31, 2008 (2:56 pm)
Engine air filters are never washable as they are composed of a paper product. Cabin air filters, I suppose, could be rinsed off and reused but I would never attempt to be that frugal.
Jan 06, 2009 (8:59 am)
I have a 2006 Toyota Corolla with around 14K miles on it. There are hardly any miles on the car but since the car has completed 3 years now (its a Jan 06 purchase) should I get the 60K service done ?
Should the service be based on miles or time or whatever is reached first ?
Any advice will be highly appreciated.
#3230 of 3844 Re: 60K Service [ehssame]
Jan 06, 2009 (9:08 am)
If you check the Toyota service guide (NOT the one from the dealer, from Toyota)that came with the car, it will tell you what needs to be done in both miles and time, whichever comes first.
#3231 of 3844 Re: 60K Service [ehssame]
Jan 06, 2009 (12:35 pm)
Have three Toyotas, two over 100,000 miles, and never had the regular maintenace done. It's just a money maker for the dealerships. Especially with only 14,000 miles on the odometer. Get your oil changed regularly, rotate your tires occasionally, and you'll be fine, remember, it's a TOYOTA!