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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#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?
#3431 of 3858 Re: 2003 Corolla won't start [jtackett]
Oct 25, 2009 (8:00 pm)
When you say "started rough", I'll assume it started, but idled rough. New plugs lately? Iridium and Platinum plugs good for about 100,000/120,000 miles. Plug wires? Clean battery terminals?
#3432 of 3858 Re: 2003 Corolla won't start [terceltom]
Oct 25, 2009 (8:44 pm)
The starter had a hard time starting the car. It ran fine after I got it started. New plugs at 100,000 miles. Battery terminals clean. Plug wires good. Power to starter, will check solenoid in the am. Counter guy at Advance auto stated that even if "bench checked" need to know output of starter. If 10ohms output should be around 70ohms so still could be starter.
#3434 of 3858 Re: Toyota Problems [jim_dandy]
Oct 30, 2009 (6:00 am)
JD, the mat recall was for Camrys not Corollas, perhaps you might want to post that on the Camry forum.