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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#3364 of 3858 Re: changing cv boot in 1990 toyota corolla [rlhounds]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 30, 2009 (7:14 am)
I think a printed repair manual would be better for a newbie. Also you'll need to "tool up" for the job, and I think a repair book would help you make the right and thorough preparations by mentioning the tools and tool sizes. Believe me, once you are covered in that axle grease (and you are going to get VERY dirty) you're going to want some good photos as well as specific directions for your year and model. Very often the on-line help is more like a list of things to do, with little in the way of visuals, or a video, which is useless when trying to fix a car.
Your public library probably has what you need to get started. Be sure to work safe.
#3365 of 3858 Re: changing cv boot in 1990 toyota corolla [rlhounds]
Jul 30, 2009 (7:39 am)
It might actually be easier and more cost effective to just replace the entire axle than to do just do the CV boots. Besides it would suck to do all that work for some boots only to have an axle start to go out on you a few thousand miles later. I look at it like this in order to replace the boots you practically have to remove the axle as is so why not just change them regardless if they need them or not it's just good old preventative maintenance. You can always buy a repair manual which if you don't mind getting down and dirty will be a worthwhile investment in the long run.
#3366 of 3858 First Car Service
Jul 30, 2009 (7:41 am)
I will be going for the first servicing of my corolla 09 - on lease.
I know they gonna change the oil (35 $).
What else should I expect ?
Will their be any other kind of charges apart from oil change? I don't have any problems in the car to be reported.
Generally how much time do they take for servicing at toyota service centers ?
#3367 of 3858 Re: changing cv boot in 1990 toyota corolla [JDM5LugHatch]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 30, 2009 (8:09 am)
Good advice in principle but DON'T buy rebuilt axle kits made in China---they are not well balanced and your axles may end up vibrating like crazy. Either get them from Toyota, or get original Toyota ones from a wrecking yard.
#3368 of 3858 Re: changing cv boot in 1990 toyota corolla [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 30, 2009 (10:19 am)
>Your public library probably has what you need to get started
If you decide not to buy a factory authorized service manual, your public library may have access to AllData from their computers. I sometimes download the internet pages complete with pictures to my USB memory then plug it in at home and view the same things I saved, page by page.
#3369 of 3858 Re: changing cv boot in 1990 toyota corolla [rlhounds]
Jul 30, 2009 (12:46 pm)
I would suggest letting a tech. do it. I have an "86" Tercel that I had the axles replaced on already because of the torn CV boots. It much easier and cost effective to just get axles right away. Get the axles that are not original equipment. They are just as good as the originals and are gauranteed for as long as you own the vehicle. Even the OEM toyota axles don't come with that kind of warranty!
Jul 31, 2009 (6:04 pm)
My wife has a 96' Toyota corolla. and when its cold outside it squeals. and when i turn hard it also squeals. is that a belt?
#3371 of 3858 Re: squeeling car [The_king]
Jul 31, 2009 (6:20 pm)
Yes, it could be a loose or worn belt or possibly a bad tensioner. The tensioners were notoriously bad on the older Corollas. In fact there were a few recalls for them. The tensioner is the steel wheel that the belt rotates on that keeps tension on the belt so it don't slip.
#3372 of 3858 Re: squeeling car [terceltom]
Jul 31, 2009 (6:24 pm)
great... lets get to work.... thanks.
#3373 of 3858 Re: changing cv boot in 1990 toyota corolla [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 01, 2009 (3:07 am)
I completely disagree with buying only OEM Toyota axles. I have bought several rebuilt axles over the years and they have held up just fine and have been completely trouble free. There is no need to buy an OEM product that cost 3 times the price and doesn't come with a lifetime warranty. Never have I once suffered from vibrations because of a rebuilt axle. Hell, I don't know anyone else that has experienced problems with rebuilt axles and to be honest that's all we have ever used for Toyota's and Honda's.