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#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.
#3519 of 3858 2003- 2006 toyota corolla Manual trans grinding noise when cold
Feb 17, 2010 (6:58 pm)
#3520 of 3858 2003- 2006 toyota corolla Manual trans grinding noise when cold
Feb 09, 2010 (12:54 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....
#3521 of 3858 2004 Corolla Shaking When Cold
Feb 17, 2010 (6:40 pm)
I have noticed a similar problem - I don't hear the grinding noise, but it kind of does shake when cold.
However, I disagree with your disappointment in Toyotas - this is a minor thing compared to everything else that Toyota still builds to last forever ... and Corolla prices are not going down with age ... I am still a happy Toyota owner
#3522 of 3858 Re: 2004 Corolla Shaking When Cold [bigtoyotafan]
Feb 17, 2010 (6:58 pm)
Couldn't agree with you more! Being the kind of forum this is and the topics up for discussion, we do have a tendancy to hear more from the dissatisfied Toyota owners then the satisfied or those that have problems then those that don't. But rest assured there are many more of us satisfied Toyota owners then those that aren't satisfied.
#3523 of 3858 Re: 2004 Corolla Shaking When Cold [terceltom]
Feb 18, 2010 (7:07 pm)
Love your toyota thats great........but As Im stating The cars have totally gone down hill over the last 7 years ....I have owned over 5 toyota's ....Not going to get into the details of each car...... but my last 3 the quality was really not there......I have watched them get worse over the years... and its all shown now.. and more will come out watch.... Heres one for you guys...... Search the web ... about 3 to 4 months before this whole mess broke out on National TV..There was an article on nationals headlines stating toyota was looking and asking there current suppliers to cut there costs 20 to 30 percent(parts) ..or they said they were going to look for new partners and lower costing parts.... YOU DONT HEAR anything about that now... all quite...now... as the crap hit the fan....There no different then any other company just a different wrapper.. Once you get greedy its all about money!!!! They've endned up like the GM of the early 80's mass make , mass money and it bit them in the SS just like GM....