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#3462 of 3856 Radio Installation for 2003 Toyota Corolla
Nov 16, 2009 (12:03 pm)
New to the forums. Hope this is the right place to ask this question.
Was wondering how I could go about finding a compatible all-in-one radio (tape, cd, etc) for my Corolla? Is there a process behind it? Do I have to buy it from Toyota or can I get just any-old radio from Best Buy?
Here's why I ask: Ran a quick search late last night and most of the radios that popped up were really thin in height - does that matter? Will the installation shop I take it to fill the gap in my dashboard? As you can see in the below picture, the radio slot is pretty huge - I'm assuming they'd either have to remove the whole thing and put a thin radio in, or find a custom radio to fit that huge opening? Here's a link to the pic:
Anyway, can you guys give me your opinions on what needs to be done? I'm slightly clueless when it comes to this stuff, so any and all opinions would be appreciated.
#3464 of 3856 Re: Power Steering Flush [debjeff]
Nov 17, 2009 (11:53 am)
Dealer ripoff! It's just a wallet flush service.
#3465 of 3856 Re: Power Steering Flush [4barrel]
Nov 17, 2009 (12:05 pm)
LOL, well said !
#3466 of 3856 Clutch or transmission slipping - 1999 Corolla
Nov 18, 2009 (8:17 am)
When I depress the gas pedal hard in any gear, it feels like the engine has gone into neutral for a couple of seconds before the car actually moves. The tach goes from up from about 2000 to about 5000 rpms before it catches. What could be the problem? I have never had the clutch adjusted. The car has about 87000 miles of mostly city driving. Any ideas?
#3467 of 3856 Re: Clutch or transmission slipping - 1999 Corolla [buddys_dad]
Nov 18, 2009 (8:22 am)
Definitely the clutch is slipping. If all city driving that is probably why.
#3468 of 3856 Re: Clutch or transmission slipping - 1999 Corolla [buddys_dad]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 18, 2009 (8:40 am)
About all you can do is adjust the free play in the clutch pedal, if there is any. If it's been slipping and you've been driving it like that, it's probably pretty fried by now even if you should get it to adjust a bit. Hydraulic clutch systems don't have much adjustment capabilities.
#3469 of 3856 Re: Clutch or transmission slipping - 1999 Corolla [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 18, 2009 (8:57 am)
So, are you saying that the clutch needs to be replaced? If so, how much? I live in Boston proper.
#3470 of 3856 Re: Clutch or transmission slipping - 1999 Corolla [buddys_dad]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 18, 2009 (9:26 am)
Probably about 6 hours labor + a "clutch kit" (pressure plate, disc and throw out bearing and pilot bearing). If they have to remove the flywheel to resurface it, that's a little more time but not much.
Here's a sampleCLUTCH KIT on the internet, but you'll probably be charged more due to mark-up at the repair shop.
Looks like a $750--$900 job, something like that.
#3471 of 3856 Re: Clutch or transmission slipping - 1999 Corolla [buddys_dad]
Nov 18, 2009 (9:48 am)
Yes, needs clutch.