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#3637 of 3856 Rear tire noise
Dec 30, 2010 (3:15 am)
2001 toyota corolla s, 128k I have had this car for about 6 months. On occasion when I am slowing, stopping and then make a turn (usually right turns). There is a low dragging or faint grinding noise coming from the rear passenger side (wheel area), sounds almost like the brake is sticking. I don't notice any driveability issue. I only notice it when i am turning. Also a seperate issue, I have been getting the CEL with randumb codes; P0171(to lean), P0420(catalyst below efficiency). As far as the codes, I have done some research it sounds like these are just emission based codes and really don't affect driveability. Any feedback would be appreciated. This is my first Toyota!
#3638 of 3856 Re: Can I switch to synthetic oil at this point? [neal3480]
Dec 30, 2010 (9:47 am)
#3639 of 3856 What could be wrong with my 2010 Corolla
Jan 09, 2011 (7:01 pm)
Ok so I went to a small shop to get new tires and to have an alignment done and an oil change.
So I turn the car on after they are done and 1) they didn't reset whatever they need to reset when they did the oil change, so my "maintenance required" light was still on.
ALSO there were 2 other lights on now. There was the "VSC OFF" light was flashing and then I don't know what the technical name for it is, but its the light with the car thats swerving was on.
So I go back inside and tell them that all these lights were on, and they just told me "Oh it just needs to be reset"...but they wouldn't reset it.....And I've had an alignment done before and nothing had to be reset.
So I went to Toyota to ask them about the lights. They reset the maintenance required light, but they said they had no idea why the other 2 lights were on. They said they would have to do a test and then a code would come back and then they would know what the problem is. But they couldnt do it that day, so I'm going in on Monday.
So THEN I had to bring it back to the original small shop because my alignment was still a little off, but to the opposite side. So I get there and tell them. The guy goes in the car and then he tells me he needs me to hear something. So I get in the car, and he starts driving. And now my car is making this weird humming noise. The guy said it was more then likely the wheel bearings. (which are still under warranty thankfully)
So my question is, do you think these people at this small shop could have done something to damage my car by doing an alignment and/or changing the tires?
It just seems really odd to me that all of a sudden all these problems are coming up.
In addition, a few months ago when we had are first snowfall, I did go off the road into a small ditch. I brought it to Toyota to have them look at the car to make sure there was nothing wrong, and they said there wasn't.
#3640 of 3856 Re: What could be wrong with my 2010 Corolla [l1sasonrisa]
Jan 10, 2011 (5:29 am)
Well first off you might get a better response to your question if you post on the existing thread called "Corolla Maintenance and Repair". Anyway, a bigger question is why the multiple wheel alignments, tire replacement and wheel bearings on a brand new Corolla? When you say a "small shop" is this a Toyota dealer? I would say it's very possible that this small shop does not even know how to reset your warning lights. I really think this shop is really trying to take you for all they can. Take it back to the Toyota dealer that reset the "Maintenance light required"and demand that they reset the other two lights or at least find out why they are on. Of course I'm assuming that your Corolla is still under warranty to be so insistent.
#3641 of 3856 Re: What could be wrong with my 2010 Corolla [terceltom]
Jan 10, 2011 (3:12 pm)
I've had the car for a year and a half and I've already put 40,000 miles on it. My husband and I share a car, and work opposite shifts, and we both have to commute quite a ways to get to work. So obviously I needed new tires because they were bald. The 1st alignment I got done because I went in the ditch and it was off just a little bit.
And when I say small shop I'm not talking about a small toyota shop, I'm talking like a small family run garage.
#3642 of 3856 Re: Can I switch to synthetic oil at this point? [stennant]
Jan 18, 2011 (12:11 pm)
I bought a nissan sentra about 5 years ago and immediately changed the oil to synthetic. I have changed the oil religiously every 7-8 thousand miles with synthetic oil car runs great.
I have 1995 chevy truck and a 2000 hyundai elantra which I did the same and all these vehicles run great.
I just purchased a 2002 toyota corolla le and I am going to synthetic oil changes immediately.
#3643 of 3856 Re: 2010 Corolla S auto headlights [airboss]
Jan 31, 2011 (6:02 pm)
I know this is almost a year post your post -- but the 2010 is still the latest model and I just bought my daughter the LE. Same confusion on DLR vs Headlights. I guess the DLR are the headlights and what's automatic is that the dash lights go on if it's dark out. No reason to have an "on" switch for the headlights except for those occassions when you might want the headlights on with the car turned off. The only complaint over the whole thing that I have is that the manual doesn't explain this at all !!! If you've learned anything else about this, please share.
#3644 of 3856 Re: 2010 Corolla S auto headlights [fev1]
Jan 31, 2011 (6:26 pm)
DLR are the (daytime running lights), their intensity adjust according to the amount of light outside. In total darkness they will be brighter than on a cloudy day. If you want full headlights on a cloudy type day you would use the headlight switch.
#3645 of 3856 My 1990 Toyota Corollaís headlights and turn signals are not working.
Feb 02, 2011 (6:41 pm)
My 1990 Toyota Corollaís headlights and turn signals are not working, but my high beams and hazard lights are. So far Iíve checked my fuses for both headlights and the headlight relay. All seem to be in fine working order. Now Iím out of ideas, got any suggestions?
#3646 of 3856 Re: A.C. odor [terceltom]
Feb 18, 2011 (11:33 am)
In the 2010 manual, it says the cabin air filter is one of the self-maintenance items. Just changed mine, takes about 5 minutes or less (simple steps in the owners manual).