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#3618 of 3856 ignition making a clicking noise sometimes
Aug 28, 2010 (5:25 pm)
I have a 2002 Toyota Corolla CE automatic. When starting the car after it has set for 8 - 9 hours sometimes the ignition makes a clicking noise. After three of four attempts the car starts. When I stop for just a short period of time I never have this problem.
I checked the battery and its connections and they are okay. I was thinking the next thing to check wold be the copper connections in the starter solenoid would this be the next logical step to take. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
#3619 of 3856 Re: ignition making a clicking noise sometimes [rfhjr]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 29, 2010 (2:24 pm)
You might want to take the cables OFF the battery and clean them, and the battery terminals, thoroughly, with a wire brush, and also check the cable itself for corrsion at BOTH ends, as well as under the insulation as it meets the connector.
The clicking means the relay (solenoid) is not getting enough voltage, so there is a drop somewhere.
#3620 of 3856 Airbag Warning Light On
Sep 19, 2010 (7:23 pm)
I am getting ready to purchase a 2005 Corolla LE with 68,000 miles. The only known issue is the airbag warning light stays on. The car is in excellent condition and carfax record is clean with no accident reported. What would cause the warning light to come on and is this something I need to worry about? Would it be costly to diagnose and fix?
#3621 of 3856 Re: Airbag Warning Light On [manandgin]
Sep 19, 2010 (8:07 pm)
unless it is fixed before you buy it, don't buy it. It will be nothing but a headache. Find another car, it is not worth it. I had a light that would not go out and it was $$$$ and it was never fixed.
#3622 of 3856 Re: Airbag Warning Light On [manandgin]
Sep 20, 2010 (6:03 am)
I don't think a little dashboard light on, would stop me from buying the car. However, I would get the car checked first just to be sure the airbags are still functioning correctly. The warning light is sometimes independant of the airbags themselves. It could be something as simple as a a blown fuse. I have a "94" Voyager who's airbag light comes on occasionally and it's always just a matter of the fuse replacement. Turns out that my rear wiper is on with the airbag light and the rear wiper blows the fuse.
#3623 of 3856 Re: Airbag Warning Light On [manandgin]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 20, 2010 (7:25 am)
I wouldn't buy it until it was fixed. Obviously, the current owner got some bad news already or would have repaired such an obvious deterrent to a sale---I mean, do you *really* want to roll the dice as to whether the air bag will fire or not?
Could be a simple sensor, could be the whole enchilada. Let's find out first.
If you are really hot for the car, find out what a Toyota dealer charges to replace an air bag and then deduct that off the selling price. That way you're covered.
As of now, IMO the car you are buying is a "cripple".
#3624 of 3856 2001 corolla wont move in any gear
Sep 26, 2010 (10:00 pm)
Hello I need as much help as possible I have a 2001 corolla that had a engine sludge problem and broke I replaced the engine and the torque converter and now the cars startes up fine but will drive like ten feet and thin I will lose all power to the front wheels. And some time the car wont move at all was wondering if anybody was been here befor or can tell me how to fix it. Any help would be apperciate it.
#3625 of 3856 Re: 2001 corolla wont move in any gear [brokeman1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 27, 2010 (9:42 am)
Who did the torque converter for you? Sounds like it's messed up again, sad to say, if you don't move at all. They can be put in incorrectly and also bolts holding them can come loose.
#3626 of 3856 noisy interior at higher speeds
Oct 20, 2010 (7:01 pm)
I have a 2003 corolla that is in very good shape. Several years ago, not long after replacing the tires, the interior of the car became progressively louder at progressively faster speeds. I figured for a long time it was due to the tires since revving the car doesn't produce the same noise. However, I have just replaced the tires with Michelin X Radial DT that are highly rated expecting the noise to go away. The car is just as loud. It is particularly hard to hold a conversation with anyone in the back seat at highway speeds. Any ideas what's up? Can one increase the sound proofing of the car?
#3627 of 3856 Warranty Being Denied
Oct 20, 2010 (7:21 pm)
I have a 2009 Corolla that has extremely wrinkled front seats on the sides of the cushion bottom. The passenger seat has almost the same amount of wrinkles and it has not been used more that 10 times since I purchased the car new. I was told that the process is to take to upholstery shop the dealer works with, they examine and a warranty repair is done. I took the car myself to the shop that the dealer uses and they said definitely that it is bad piece of ill fitting foam underneath and it needs to be redone.
I went to the dealer, told them that, when they did some other work. When I picked it up the service tech said that they had contacted the Toyota area service rep who would look at the car and make a decision. The impression they gave is that they, the dealer, believes that it is normal wear and tear. They are very tight lipped about it.
My question, what do I do now, if the dealership will not support my claim? I was told by another dealer that Toyota would not. I have not met with Toyota yet as I am wary of going through another waiting at the dealership, being given the runaround when it is probably a no go.
Any ideas? What is the next step if Toyota says no?