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#3388 of 3858 1993 toyota corolla idleing issue
Aug 08, 2009 (12:12 am)
Hello I just purchased a 1993 toyota corolla manual 5speed. It runs great, but when I first start it up it idles so low the car begins to shake a little bit then it shuts off. It seems that if i give it a few RPM'S for about 1 minute or drive it for a while then it goes away. There has been fresh gas put in the tank but im guessing that maybe since the car was sitting in the impound lot for about 6 months that maybe I need to put an additive in the tank to clean the injectors. Does anyone think that It could be something else maybe serious.
#3389 of 3858 93 corolla air conditioning refill
Aug 08, 2009 (12:38 am)
#3390 of 3858 Re: 93 corolla air conditioning refill [yusuf2173]
Aug 08, 2009 (7:11 pm)
Try some dri gas and change the plugs and wires. Might also need a new distributor cap and rotor. All pretty inexpensive and easy to change. Once you have gone through the dri gas throw a can of BG 44k in the tank. Should help clean the injectors.
#3391 of 3858 steering-handling issue
Aug 08, 2009 (7:51 pm)
I have an 07 and 2010 Corolla which 'wander'. Replaced tires on 07, checked wheels & alignment and for damaged suspension--problem continues. One person said it's due to solid rear axle-- no remedy. (Worst-handling FWDs I've had!) Anyone else notice this? any success in making these things track reliably?
#3392 of 3858 Re: Oil Change Frequency [terceltom]
Aug 08, 2009 (10:14 pm)
I have a 2009 Corolla. I am at the 10,000 mile oil change, thought it was every 5,000 miles. Is that incorrect?
I am having trouble getting around having the dealership do the oil change as it is a min 2 hour wait and they charge $49 for a simple oil change. So for this second scheduled oil change, went to a local vendor. They replaced the oil, then when they tried looking for a filter said that they did not have the right filter and a special tool to change out the old filter.
So I have half an oil change. I bought a filter at auto store and they said you have to get the special tool at the dealership. Called the dealership, they said they are not allowed to sell the special tool that Toyota provides them with and I would have to pay for a full oil change. Called another Toyota dealership, they said there is no special tool, you just have to have the right kind of wrench. No one knows where to buy this wrench and the dealership won't tell me what kind it is.
I am determined even more not to be ripped off by the dealer, The dealer said if I do not replace this filter before the next change, my warranty is voided. They went on and on about if there is engine trouble the manufacturer will require receipts for all work done on the car not at the dealership and it voids the warranty of I do not have them.
Anyone out there have some advice on this?
#3393 of 3858 About College Grad Rebate Program
Aug 09, 2009 (3:37 am)
We have signed the contract to dump my old minivan and buy a new Corolla. We are exiting to wait for the C4C money.
The dealer did not mentioned about College Grad Rebate Program. We did sign the contract w/o knowing about it last Wednesday.
Now, I just suddenly found out about the $1000 College Grad Rebate Program. How can I do to get it. The car is in two names and both my wife and I are eligible for it (She graduated BS this year, and I am finishing my MS)
Could someone please advice what should I do. My mistake is not to research well b4 buying the car. Like most people, we were driven to the dealer because of the C4C
Thank you all, have great Sunday
#3394 of 3858 Re: steering-handling issue [regartnob]
Aug 09, 2009 (5:14 am)
Who did the alignment? Did it not track properly when you bought it? Our '04 doesn't wander at all. What you may be noticing is the corolla seems to be extremely light on the road and it gets blown around very easily. After experiencing this on a bridge with really strong winds I decided it was time to lower the wife's car. Not lowered on the ground by any means. Just a small 1" drop on some Eibach Pro Kit springs and it was a completely different car. It's been lowered for about 4 or 5 years. I would have your alignment redone by a place that specializes in alignments. Make sure that the Toe is set to 0 degrees and maybe -.5 to -1 degree camber. It should give you a very neutral feel. If you decide that you might want to try the lowering route only go with the TRD (Toyota OEM parts) springs or Eibach Pro Kit. Eibach usually makes most of the auto manufacturers springs as it is.
#3395 of 3858 Re: Oil Change Frequency [2009buyer]
Aug 09, 2009 (10:25 am)
Got this from another toyota forum
65mm 14 flute from NAPA for $8.99
SST 09228-06500-02 from http://toyota.spx.com/detail.aspx?id=877
don't use a combination 65/67mm one as they dont grip 100%
Your dealer is definitely ripping you off...My dealer charges about $38 for a complete change and checkup and I thought that was high (western USA). Heck, My dealer even sells a 3rd party oil wrench for the 09 Corolla at their parts dept ...On a display rack no less!!!
NON XRS 09 rolla engine, you may find this thread interesting...step by step changing with info!
Good luck...But be careful, I understand the filter housing is mostly plastic (as is the rest of the car ..LOL)
BTW: DO KEEP ALL RECEIPTS AND A DETAILED LOG OF YOUR WORK...THEY WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY, GIVEN THE SHOT!
#3396 of 3858 Re: Oil Change Frequency [gizzer777]
Aug 09, 2009 (12:29 pm)
So if we do get oil changes at other places instead of the dealer and still have all the receipts from it can the dealer still void our warranty if something goes wrong with the car?
#3397 of 3858 Re: steering-handling issue [JDM5LugHatch]
Aug 09, 2009 (1:15 pm)
Thanks for your reply. I have taken the 07 to 2 places, the second being recommended as specialists in alignments in a metro area of 500,000, after putting new tires on it (I thought maybe the tires had some bad cords!) Since both cars seem to be poor tracking fairly consistently, I question whether it's the wind--it can't be that windy all the time! (my fwd minivan was more stable with 323,000 miles on it than these 2 vehicles are.) Today with the '10 traveling on a concrete interstate, the normal rain grooves in the concrete seemed to be making it be very erratic and unpredictable. I'll try the realignment specs you suggested on the 07. Thanks.