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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#3709 of 3858 Re: Corolla 90k maintenance [science_man_29]
Jun 13, 2011 (7:32 am)
I know this is not what you want to hear but I have an 2001 LE with 58,000 miles on it and all I ever do is change the oil/filter every 3000 miles and I drained and refilled the transmission fluid one time. At 60,000 I'll change the original plugs.
This car as well as all of my Toyotas have given me excellent service and I don't do much to them. I just picked up a 2004 Tacoma to add to my stock. It's at the dealer getting a new frame put under it. I only had a small half dollar size whole in the frame due to premature rust and Toyota is putting a brand new frame under it at a cost to them of $11,000.00 I now have a 94 Voyager, 91 Miata, 01 Corolla, 09 Corolla and a 04 Tacoma.
#3711 of 3858 Re: Dealer neglected to perform timing belt change while water pump was replace [therealjab]
Jun 27, 2011 (9:04 am)
2004 Corolla has no timing belt, it has a timing chain which never needs replacement unless you do an engine rebuild.
#3712 of 3858 Re: Dealer neglected to perform timing belt change while water pump was replace [therealjab]
Jun 27, 2011 (7:44 pm)
Sir, first of all you can not see and inspect the timing belt unless you remove the plastic cover, and second I believe that year engine doesn't have a toming belt , it has a timing chain, which hardly ever needs replaced, Third you must have beem looking at the outter belts that are on the front of the engine, which rotate your Alt. air conditioning and etc. and if they needed replaced your dealer should have told you and asked you if you wanted them replaced, Fourth. if you where not there wait while they worked on your car maybe they tryed to get ahole of you and could no, to let you know and ask you if you want it done. And it is not neglect by them if you only had your car there to replace the water pump.
#3713 of 3858 Re: Dealer neglected to perform timing belt change while water pump was replace [alex24]
Jun 27, 2011 (7:51 pm)
Can not inspect timing chain by removing the plastic engine cover.
#3714 of 3858 Re: Dealer neglected to perform timing belt change while water pump was replace [alex24]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 28, 2011 (11:53 am)
Apart from the fact that this particular part doesn't exist on this model, I totally understand that failing to replace something ELSE on the vehicle puts a shop in a no-win situation.
If they had recommended fixing/replacing parts that are at the end of their lifespan, the customers complain about constant attempts to upsell them on "unnecessary" parts and services - stuff that's not broken... yet. If they don't, then they're neglectful. The best way to avoid feeling either end of the spectrum is to establish a relationship with a shop you trust.
#3715 of 3858 Wrecked my 09 corolla trying to get a rough estimate, is it totaled?
Jul 02, 2011 (7:21 am)
I got into an accident yesterday and my right wheel hit the curb when i ran off the road. my front tires are facing inward my rear right tire is also facing inward. I already know i need a new wheel and tire for the front right and I was told the axle hit my frame he could tell by the way it was bent, so im guessing i need a new axle the part that holds my wheel to the azle is all bent and loose.. im trying to figure out if my insurance would total it or not. my car was 12k when i bought it in sept. and i know when u drive it off the lot the value is decreased. Does anyone know if my damage and if any damage that cant be physically seen might make total it?
#3716 of 3858 Re: Wrecked my 09 corolla trying to get a rough estimate, is it totaled? [tampagrl629]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 02, 2011 (8:00 am)
Oh I doubt they'd total it. Sounds like you're going to need, aside from new tires and wheels, a rear axle spindle or perhaps a new rear axle, which is a pretty simple affair on a FWD car---the rear axle is basically just a straight tube and holds the wheels one.
The tricky part is assessing how much front suspension damage was done---perhaps upper and lower control arms, maybe even subframe....but still, your car is worth north of $12K or so, (depending on mileage, condition and history) and therefore I can't see a total here, especially since there appears to be no body damage.
Modern frame machines, in the right hands, can make a car as good as new.
#3717 of 3858 Re: Wrecked my 09 corolla trying to get a rough estimate, is it totaled? [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 02, 2011 (9:22 am)
#3718 of 3858 Re: Wrecked my 09 corolla trying to get a rough estimate, is it totaled? [tampagrl629]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 02, 2011 (9:51 am)
good luck. Let us know what the estimate is.