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#3509 of 3858 Re: 1999 Toyota Corolla VE ft./rear struts R&R Parts & Labor [mootoy]
Dec 29, 2009 (2:33 pm)
Dear Miss, Even though Pep boys seem honest, Any store may push over the line, to make more profit, when they want to, I have been repairing cars for 30 years, And as for struts do not need replace unless you feel your car bounces all over the road while driving, As for dealers and stores they want you to replace struts after every so many miles even if they are not bad, I have a 93 toyota camry and my struts did not go bad till I put 190000 miles on the car, So I say no need to replace them , unless you feel the bouncing, or unless you have the money to waste. You should try to have a strong man push down on your bumper to see if it feel firm or bounces up/down freely like a bad shock has no more compression then you know the struts are bad and need replaced, Have a Happy New Years !
Jan 20, 2010 (7:17 pm)
Yea your right, the 2005 fuel filters are in the tank and should be good for around 100,000 miles or so. Thanks for the heads-up.
#3511 of 3858 Re: 2004 toyota corolla grinding bearing noise when cold [JDM5LugHatch]
Feb 09, 2010 (12:49 pm)
FOR all of you......I have had the belt tensioner replaced ..did it myself...F-ing pain as the manual is wrong.....(Access hole is OFF). YOUR GRINDING Noise is this OR a BEARING in the the manual transmission(throw -out) if you have a manual corolla or any other CRAP tundra and so on....toyota product...... I have a 2004 corolla .....When it is extremely cold I get this grinding until the car is warmed up... Can happen 1 out of 15 starts random(where ever the bearing stops) on an over night cold soak.... Currently 64k started at 17k while under warranty , CLOWNs could never find it ...over it would never happen.... When you have this problem...PUSH the CLUTCH in about 10 times pumping it...(IT WILL STOP). YOU will find its the throw -out bearing my guess MOVES and STOPS .. or a bearing that stops when the clutch is pushed in.... At some point I will replace it when its time for a clutch unless it completely fails... OR TOYOTA gets hundreds of complaints...The problem is there are not many manuals on the road they built few compared to the auto's(transmission) .. Plus Not easy for people to find or know what to complain about I have had over 5 toyotas ...And I have totally seen them turn to JUNK over the last couple.. I own a Corolla 2004 and SOLARA Conv 2007 ....HAd a scion TC 2005 what trash ...a 1994 tercel and several others... Im done... TOTAL SHIT CARS NOW...I always have to tell the TECHs how to fix my cars or give them the TSB's I look up as there lazy.... get um in get um out....
#3512 of 3858 Re: my corolla is only 3 years old..ugh. [shalom_yaall]
Feb 09, 2010 (1:07 pm)
I have a 2004... there are two TSB one is for cold soak rough high idle ....car will run high in the cold......I had this fixed under the fed warranty up to 80k free.... its a re program of the ECm... WIll run alot better after this... The other is a manifold problem crack.. TSB car will run rough or even trigger Light or code.... This one you will have to pay most likely....
Hope this helps
#3513 of 3858 Re: 2004 toyota corolla grinding bearing noise when cold [cla10beck]
Feb 09, 2010 (2:07 pm)
If you have a manual trans like me.......I have the same problem.. I did the tensioner thing...that part is fixed...but I have the same problem... Grinding until warm up... standing from the front of the car.... look down toward the right where the transmission is,,,,,, I have been trying to figure this out for two years....as its so random and does not always happen... What I have found its in the trans... MOst likely the throw -out bearing... AS IF YOU PUMP the clutch alot..10-15 times it will go away.... BAD BEARINGS in throw-out my guess.... Mine started at 17k but only happens in the winter when really cold say below 28 .. THIS IS NOT the starter Dont let people tell you this...... Hoping to wait longer when I replace the clutch to take a look at it... I have 65k now on mine and really dont want to open it (lAZY) or pay someone..... TOYOTA cheap quality parts... AS I have seen them go down in the last 4 years
#3514 of 3858 Re: 2004 toyota corolla grinding bearing noise when cold [cla10beck]
Feb 11, 2010 (7:37 am)
Is your car a manual trans .... I have the same problem.. Did the tensioner(DID it my self)... fixed that part... But I have the grinding... TRY this.. next time you have it.. PUMP the clutch like 10 -15 times... or more..It will go away( LOOKS LIKE THE RELEASE BEARING) ,.... Mine started at 17k and has continued to 64k now...DEALER TECH were clowns and still are!!! They could so call never find it???? Yet it would happen when I picked it up.. I gave up.. the told me it was the timing chain... TOLD them to F&CK OFF......There all PARTS monkeys who can only fix what you TELL them ..Or the Computer points them ..NO SKILLS... GO to a ma and pa shop ... you will have better luck and better serivce (OPEN A Investigation at NTSB https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/Complaint.cfm ) The problem is everyone that sees this grinding noise thinks its the tensioner.....
#3515 of 3858 Re: 2005 valve clearance check [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 14, 2010 (3:36 pm)
Mr_Shiftright, thank you for your advice. I had my valves adjusted, and had a belt tensioner replaced. The only item remaining is that my mechanic found that my timing chain is a little loose due to the timing chain tensioner being loose. With the other noises now gone, my engine does make a noise for about 10 minutes. Once the engine is at operating temperature, the chain noise diminishes significantly.
I was told that if the noise goes away when the engine warms up that that the timing chain is not being harmed. My 2001 Corolla only has 75K miles and would like to keep to at least 150K miles. Would you suggest that I have the timing chain tensioner adjusted (or replaced)?
Thank you very much.
#3516 of 3858 Re: 2005 valve clearance check [damar1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 15, 2010 (11:24 am)
It seems unlikely that the tensioner would be shot at these low miles---I guess what I'd advise is to keep an ear out for the noise to get worse. As long as the noise almost goes away when warm, I would worry. It's very rare for a timing chain to break---but what CAN happen is that the tensioner or chain guide rail can wear so badly that the chain can jam in the timing case.
#3517 of 3858 Re: 2005 valve clearance check [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 16, 2010 (5:35 pm)
Can the tensioner and chain guide rail be replaced without replacing the timing chain? If I do need these replaced, would it make sense to replace the chain as well?
#3518 of 3858 Re: 2005 valve clearance check [damar1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 16, 2010 (7:35 pm)
I think there is a tool to measure chain wear, so you don't have to guess--but yeah, you can replace the guide rail and the tensioner, and yes, that's less work.