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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#3640 of 3858 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 3858 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 3858 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 3858 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 3858 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 3858 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 3858 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).
#3647 of 3858 Re: A.C. odor [2002corollaon]
Feb 18, 2011 (11:50 am)
Yeah did replace that, this odor in discussion is a urine smell coming from the evaporator. It's present on 2009 and 2010 Corollas. They will replace the evaporator under warranty but it's a long five hour job for them to tear apart the complete interior dash to get to it. I just deal with the odor and try to allow the evaporator to dry out by turning the A.C. off a couple of minutes before turning the car off when using the A.C.
#3648 of 3858 Re: Fast Idle when starting cold and when coasting [john45]
Mar 01, 2011 (12:02 pm)
Just clocked 100,000 miles on original clutch and no signs of significant wear so clearly using engine braking isn't all that bad and certainly safer.
#3649 of 3858 Re: Fast Idle when starting cold and when coasting [mole1]
Mar 01, 2011 (12:40 pm)
Don't believe there's any vehicular laws on the books that mandate what gear you drive in as john 45 suggests. However,down shifting is not only expected when driving a manual shift vehicle but any professional driver will tell you it is the safest and only way to drive. Control of your vehicle is kept on all of the drive wheels by downshifting and keeping the car in a gear at all times, rather than just coasting.