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#3724 of 3858 Re: Steering question [circuitsmith]
Sep 15, 2011 (10:28 pm)
Hello again! Got another question...
So I have a 2010 Corolla. I bought the car used as a previous rental with 9500 miles for under $15k a few months ago, which was a stellar deal at the time with used car prices being ridiculous. I don't have any lights on my dash, but I have a question about the brakes. I notice that when braking over uneven road (paved or unpaved) the brake pedal sometimes feels like it's shaking. I get the same feeling when braking suddenly. However it doesn't happen under normal braking (haven't gotten the chance to test it out on wet pavement). I took it to the dealership and they said the brakes were fine and that it is just the ABS system doing its job. Is this true? I have driven cars with ABS and I haven't felt the actual pedal vibrate before. Should I take it to a mechanic and get the drums/rotors checked out? I don't know how I feel about the Toyota dealership I bought the car from. I went back 2 weeks after I bought the car because of a rattle from the driver side seatbelt pillar (B pillar). They couldn't find the rattle. Went back again a month later and they said they found the rattle and repaired it but it's still there...
#3725 of 3858 Re: Steering question [windgrace]
Sep 16, 2011 (3:54 am)
That is in fact the ABS system you are experiencing. Some cars are more sensitive than others. I've never experienced the ABS on my wife's 04 corolla but I do all the time in my truck. Tires and driving style can also play rolls in an overly sensitive ABS system. If they still put good years on that car ditch them as soon as you can.
As for the dash lights have you checked to see if they got turned down? Sometimes while cleaning you can hit the knob and turn them off. My wife has done it a few times. If the adjustment knob is fine check the fuses.
#3726 of 3858 Re: Steering question [JDM5LugHatch]
Sep 16, 2011 (5:08 am)
I think they mean no dash warning lights for the braking system.
#3727 of 3858 Re: Steering question [JDM5LugHatch]
Sep 16, 2011 (8:05 am)
I meant that I didn't have any lights on my dash to indicate that I had a problem with anything electrical (tire pressure, abs system, etc). The car has about 12,200 miles on it now, and I've already been looking at replacement tires for my car because yes, it's currently equipped with goodyears. I looked up reviews for these OE tires and they are absolutely horrible! I can't believe that they waste material making such crap tires...I also can't believe that Toyota could spend an additional like $40-80 and get 4 tires that are actually decent. I still have a bit of treadwear left on these tires, so there's no need to replace them yet. Otherwise I'm going with Kumho, Yokohama or I read some awesome reviews of a Hankook tire on tirerack as well. Michelins and decent Bridgestones are much more expensive....
#3728 of 3858 Re: 93 Corolla loses all power [dkuch55]
Sep 18, 2011 (12:27 pm)
did you find out the problem..have a 1993 corolla also. when step on gas no pwer. email with answer if you hvae one....hopkinsmolalla.net
#3729 of 3858 Re: Steering question [terceltom]
Sep 18, 2011 (12:37 pm)
Yeah unfortunately I was reading it really fast on my phone and replying on the phone as well. I also need to make a correction the reason I've never felt the ABS on my wife's Corolla is because it's not present on her '04. However, with my Acura I've never experienced the ABS modulation even when I drive it hard.
#3730 of 3858 Re: Steering question [windgrace]
Sep 18, 2011 (12:56 pm)
Yes unfortunately I misread your post. I absolutely hate Goodyear tires. From my observation most entry-mid level cars have crappy tires. I personally prefer Falken tires as a good inexpensive tire. We've been through a few sets on the Wife's corolla as I tend to change tires prematurely. Right now we have a set of Costco Michelin tires on it. If you get a rebate with them they're not too expensive. I also like Bridgestone (not the RE92's though), Pirelli and Yokohama's. I've never owned a set of Hankook but heard decent things about them and I absolutely hate Khumo tires. When Edgeracing.com was around you could get Falken tires for cheap. Now it seems like VulcanTire has the best prices and you can get the ZE-912's for $65 a tire.
#3731 of 3858 Rattling Noise Under the Hood
Sep 20, 2011 (9:17 am)
I have had a belt and tensioner replaced on my 2007 corolla. There are rattling noises (sometimes loud) under the hood. The air box vibrates profusely. No one can pinpoint the problem. This noise happens when the car is in drive position and idle (traffic light, stop sign, etc.) When in park, no noise.
Can someone help me with this problem? Is the engine bad? I have had 2 computers replaced on this car.
#3732 of 3858 Re: Rattling Noise Under the Hood [debjeff]
Sep 20, 2011 (11:52 am)
Could be a bad or loose motor mount.
#3733 of 3858 Re: Rattling Noise Under the Hood [circuitsmith]
Sep 20, 2011 (1:18 pm)
Agree on the loose or bad mount, especially because they would have removed the mount on the passenger side while they put on the new belt.