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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#3373 of 3844 Re: changing cv boot in 1990 toyota corolla [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 01, 2009 (4:07 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.
#3374 of 3844 Re: changing cv boot in 1990 toyota corolla [JDM5LugHatch]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 01, 2009 (9:55 am)
I think I specified not to buy rebuilt axles made in China. Sure, if you can find a reliable domestic or Japanese rebuilt unit, go for it. Also remember that this person wanted to do the job herself, and may not have access to the same sources you do---that's why I picked the easiest and safest ones for her---reputable junkyard or Toyota dealer. So I was specifically trying to advise a DIYer on this job, not you, who have vastly more experience. But thanks for bringing that up, that was also good advice.
Aug 03, 2009 (11:28 am)
The ignition in my 96' corolla acts like the steering wheel is locked, even when its not. It does it every time i try to start the car. Sometimes it takes me 5 minutes to get it to let me start the car. Do i need to replace the ignition?
#3376 of 3844 Re: ignition [The_king]
Aug 03, 2009 (7:35 pm)
You should try getting an original key cut first. I know I posted all this info before for someone else. However, briefly what's going on is that there are split waffers inside the ignition door and trunk locks. These split waffers start to wear and when they do they start to slip by on the worn key preventing the ignition from turning. Try an original cut key first. You can do this by a couple methods. Go to the dealer and see if they are still able to look up your cars key code by the vin number. Usually they can only go back 10 years but I have seen Toyota and Honda go back even further than the 10 years that we (Locksmiths) use as a rule of thumb. If they can provide you with the key code I highly recommend taking that code to a local locksmith over having the dealer cut the key. Several reasons why but the main is let the professionals do it right the first time and the professional is not the dealer when it comes to cutting original keys that is. If that doesn't fix your problem the Locksmith should be able to rebuild the ignition and make sure you ask him to leave out the 2 sets of split waffers found in the ignition. I do this automatically to prevent future problems but some may just put new ones in. I advise against this because they are the root of the problem and the only way to really prevent problems like these from happening again. Also, lubricate the ignition with WD-40, Tri-Flow, or LockSaver. DO NOT USE GRAPHITE ON ANYTHING LOCK RELATED!!!! If you need anymore assistance I will try to help you out the best I can. If you are located in the DC area I will be more than happy to fix your issues as well.
#3377 of 3844 Re: changing cv boot in 1990 toyota corolla [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 03, 2009 (7:42 pm)
To be honest I have never paid any attention to where the axles were rebuilt. Something I have never seemed to worry about especially when it's something you need in a pinch on a Sunday and pretty much everything else around is closed. Everything is made in china now. Even the Japanese companies are outsourcing the once Made in Japan products. It's China, Taiwan, or Malaysia for almost everything unless you are buying higher end products which are still made there.
#3378 of 3844 Re: ignition [JDM5LugHatch]
Aug 03, 2009 (10:17 pm)
Does this technique apply to the door locks too? the passenger side door wont unlock with the use of the key?
Aug 04, 2009 (7:19 am)
I have corolla 09 on lease. If I opt for private car servicing from Mr Lube or something...instead of getting it done from Toyota service centre, then does it effect the warranty of my car in any sense ?
#3380 of 3844 Re: Car warranty [geodrive]
Aug 04, 2009 (7:30 am)
No you don't have to take the car to Toyota to keep your warranty. You can go anywhere or even do it yourself. Just keep your receipts from wherever you go or from where you purchased the parts if you decide to do the service yourself. Note it in the owners manual as well (there is a section for logging your services).
#3381 of 3844 Re: Car warranty [JDM5LugHatch]
Aug 04, 2009 (7:38 am)
Thanks for the clarrification man....
Can you suggest some good places apart from Mr Lube. Also is it only oil change after 8000Km for 1st service or anything else is also to be taken care of ?
My car is not giving any problems as such...
#3382 of 3844 Oil Change Frequency
Aug 05, 2009 (1:38 pm)
What is the recommended oil change frequency for a 2010 corolla?