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#3421 of 3858 93 Toyota corolla taking forever to warm up
Oct 12, 2009 (12:06 pm)
Hello I have a 1993 corolla, that after i let it warm up for a while and then start driving it the cold air hits the engine and then the temp gauge goes back down to cold and the air gets only luke warm but then when I stop the car and let it warm up for a while the car will simply heat back up. but then once again after it is driven it will cool off again no more warm air. Anyone advise.
#3422 of 3858 Re: 93 Toyota corolla taking forever to warm up [yusuf2173]
Oct 12, 2009 (12:14 pm)
Sounds like your thermostat may be stuck open. Try replacing it with a new one.
#3423 of 3858 Intermittent Dead Car
Oct 13, 2009 (5:41 pm)
New here. Thanks for reading.
2001 Corolla CE. Recently after a day of driving off and on, the car would not start. No lights, no dinging with the key in the ignition, no clicking from a dead battery, nothing at all. Tried to turn it over a few times, nothing. Called my wife to come and give me a jump start, and a couple minutes later it started just fine before she arrived.
Today, same story, but the car had been sitting for a couple of hours. This time I was parked nose-in to some concrete barriers. When I turned the key, I heard the sound of a crotch rocket motorcycle revving from a mile off. Kind of a whine that lasts a few seconds, then dies. Waited about 5 minutes, and the car started fine.
In both cases, the stations programmed in the radio were reset to the factory defaults, and the digital dash clock reset. Just like I have disconnected the battery.
I've never had a problem of this type (other big ones) from this car. I enjoy working on my cars, but I've never been that great at diagnosing electrical issues.
Any ideas? Thanks!
#3424 of 3858 Re: Intermittent Dead Car [quattro44]
Oct 13, 2009 (6:07 pm)
Well the most obvious place to start would be to remove and clean your battery terminals and reattach.
By the way there is a thread called "Toyota Corolla Maintenance and Repair"
Good Luck, keep us informed as I myself have an "01"LE.
#3425 of 3858 Re: 2004 toyota corolla grinding bearing noise when cold [ed2004corolla]
Oct 19, 2009 (9:37 am)
I was reading the post, and I know it is almost a year old, but I am having the same issue with my 2003 Corolla. A grinding type noise when the car is cold, and it goes away when it warms up. I took it to the shop and they said it was the belt tensioner, but I don't believe that based on the noise and where it is coming from.
Were you able to find the cause?
#3426 of 3858 Re: 2004 toyota corolla grinding bearing noise when cold [cla10beck]
Oct 19, 2009 (11:58 am)
Perhaps you should have listened to the Toyoa Technicians as there were many TSB reports issued concerning the Belt Tensioners on the 2000 up to 2006 Toyota Corollas. They should have offered to replace this $150 to $200 tensioner at no cost to you because of the warning of malfunction issued about your vehicle via the TSB..
#3427 of 3858 Passenger side speaker went dead.
Oct 19, 2009 (8:16 pm)
So the speaker on the passerby side isn't working. I'm guessing it has something to do with the wiring. How do I open up the door panel and see what's wrong?
I don't know anything about cars so respond like I don't. Thanks.
#3428 of 3858 Re: 2004 toyota corolla grinding bearing noise when cold [terceltom]
Oct 23, 2009 (6:46 pm)
They sure didn't offer to replace the part. What did the the TSB warning say? Are they required to replace the part? I don't have any issue replacing it myself, but won't if they will cover it. I haven't gotten around replacing because it only happens when it is cold. The noise has started again.
#3430 of 3858 2003 Corolla won't start
Oct 25, 2009 (4:33 pm)
I have an 2003 with 130,000 miles and have had no problems with this car at all. Yesterday the car started rough. Thinking the battery, I checked the water levels and added some water. It will not start at all now. Battery checks ok and the started has been bench tested. Any suggestions?