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#3520 of 3844 2003- 2006 toyota corolla Manual trans grinding noise when cold
Feb 09, 2010 (1:54 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 3844 2004 Corolla Shaking When Cold
Feb 17, 2010 (7:40 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 3844 Re: 2004 Corolla Shaking When Cold [bigtoyotafan]
Feb 17, 2010 (7:58 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 3844 Re: 2004 Corolla Shaking When Cold [terceltom]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:07 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....
#3524 of 3844 Re: 2004 Corolla Shaking When Cold [ed2004corolla]
Feb 19, 2010 (8:29 am)
Sorry to hear you had so much bad luck with your last three Toyota purchases. If you have some inside information on further Toyota problems that we owners aren't aware of, for our safety, perhaps you would want to share them with us ? I thought just about all of the proven and alleged Toyota problems were now out in the media.
"more will come out watch.... "
#3525 of 3844 Re: 06 LE cloth is lint magnet [dreyfus]
Feb 26, 2010 (12:43 pm)
I traded my '94 Corolla for a '10 Corolla in December '09. The seats in my '94 looked great after 15 years. The seating material in my '10 Corolla is terrible. It attracts lint, pet hair, dirt etc. and is impossible to clean. I've been a HUGE Corolla fan until now. I'm very disappointed with the quality of the seating material. It's apparent that Toyota's answer to the growing competition from Korean automakers is to cut quality. I drove an Elantra before buying my Corolla and only bought the Corolla because of my experience with my '94. I made a huge mistake and regret it every day that I drive my car.
Before you buy a Corolla, look around. You'll find higher quality for less.
#3526 of 3844 Re: 06 LE cloth is lint magnet [trikev19]
Feb 26, 2010 (1:51 pm)
I have an "09" Corolla as well, and as you state, I do find that the seats collect lint, dust, etc. However, Toyota considered this new textured velour material as an upgrade to there previous seating material. Actually "Epinions" gave the "09" Corolla good grades (7 out of 10), for it's seating material. Are you actually judging and regretting your whole Corolla driving experience on the seating material? Considering how well my "09" Corolla operates and handles and has served me, the lint on my seats are the least of my worries. You might find higher cosmetic quality out there, but for less, that might be questionable.
#3527 of 3844 Re: 06 LE cloth is lint magnet [terceltom]
Feb 26, 2010 (2:04 pm)
My Corolla is a good car. My argument is that I have a new car and I'd like it to look that way. I maintain my vehicles and try to keep them clean. Toyota has made this car for decades and its quality is legendary. I find it frustrating that this seating material made it through testing and into my car. It is not good quality, it doesn't work well and it is one of those problems that is right in your face everytime you drive the car. I'm disappointed.
#3528 of 3844 Re: 06 LE cloth is lint magnet [trikev19]
Feb 26, 2010 (5:02 pm)
Yeah, it is annoying and as you stated it should' ve been caught in testing or manufacturing. Why don't you try one of those sticky round lint rollers to remove the debris?
#3529 of 3844 Re: 06 LE cloth is lint magnet [terceltom]
Feb 27, 2010 (11:43 am)