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#3743 of 3856 2001 Toyota Corolla transmission rebuild question
Sep 23, 2011 (6:15 pm)
Hi auto experts out there...I was quoted $2045.00 for the following repairs to my 2001 Toyota Corolla: transmission rebuild (for loose bearings = super loud grinding noise while I'm driving on the highway and in the higher gears when i'm slowing down and need to downshift), plus a clutch replacement and rear main seal repair. Does this sound about right to you? Any advice (or ribbing because I don't know anything about my car) is welcome. Also, the car tends to "miss" every 20 seconds or so while I'm driving...and sometimes almost dies while idling. The "missing" problem only started in the past couple weeks but the grinding sound in the engine has been getting steadily worse for about 6 months. Thanks.
#3744 of 3856 Re: 2001 Toyota Corolla transmission rebuild question [mani96]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 23, 2011 (6:39 pm)
Well this is one of those "while we're in there" type of repairs...since the transmission is coming out, and apart, it makes sense to replace not only the bearings (it's actually called a "small parts rebuild"), but the clutch, pilot bushing, throwout bearing, pressure plate and to remove and resurface the flywheel (if needed). IN addition, there may be various coolants, belts, hoses, etc. that could need replacement....so yeah, I could see it running up to $2000, especially the labor, which is going to be most of the cost. It would be nice to fix the engine miss before you get into all this, though.
#3745 of 3856 Re: 2001 Toyota Corolla transmission rebuild question [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 23, 2011 (9:00 pm)
Thanks Mr Shiftright, this is good info.
#3746 of 3856 Re: Steering question [JDM5LugHatch]
Sep 24, 2011 (10:39 pm)
Hey thanks for all the help! I'm gonna look into changing the sidewall height on tires...but I think the X Radials will be fine enough and I don't have to go through the hassle of more research! The current Goodyears are just rubbish...I've noticed a decrease in ride quality and road noise in just 3k miles on the tires. Ridiculous waste of rubber.
Since it seems like you know a bit about cars and tires I wanna pick your brain a bit more if you don't mind! Considering the current Bridgestones suck (EL400-02) on my mom's Legacy getting the Serenitys might be a hard sell but maybe I could talk to her into 'em. Either way, Costco alternates between Michelin and Bridgestone discounts. The Michelins are probably the best, but they are pricey. The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A and General Altimax HP get good reviews on TireRack and are like $200 cheaper than a set of Michelins. Any advice on those? I mean, is the price negligible considering the quality of a set of Michelins...?
#3747 of 3856 Re: Steering question [windgrace]
Sep 25, 2011 (5:23 am)
Just in case you really want to find out much more about tires there is a forum on Edmund's devoted to just "Automobile tires", called "Tires, Tires, Tires"
#3749 of 3856 Re: Steering question [terceltom]
Sep 25, 2011 (8:04 am)
Wow, thank you for that! I must have missed that when looking around!
#3750 of 3856 1990 Corolla Power Windows
Oct 03, 2011 (1:06 pm)
I have a 1990 Corolla (bought used) in which none of the power windows work from either the master switch at drivers door or individual door switches. Had hoped this would be something simple like a blown fuse, but I can't even find a fuse labeled for power windows (or PW), and all installed fuses are good. Any ideas?
#3751 of 3856 Re: 1990 Corolla Power Windows [jim5016]
Oct 04, 2011 (6:17 am)
Could be very simple, how about the master window lock located on your drivers side arm rest? Is it unlocked? This has fooled me many times in the past.
#3752 of 3856 Re: 1990 Corolla Power Windows [terceltom]
Oct 04, 2011 (10:54 am)
I did try the master window lock button, but it didn't work (unless there is a problem with the switch itself). I'll have to check into that a litle deeper.