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Toyota Corolla Maintenance and Repair
Last post on Sep 23, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#3744 of 3844 Re: 2001 Toyota Corolla transmission rebuild question [mani96]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Sep 23, 2011 (7:39 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 3844 Re: 2001 Toyota Corolla transmission rebuild question [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 23, 2011 (10:00 pm)
Thanks Mr Shiftright, this is good info.
#3746 of 3844 Re: Steering question [JDM5LugHatch]
Sep 24, 2011 (11:39 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 3844 Re: Steering question [windgrace]
Sep 25, 2011 (6:23 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 3844 Re: Steering question [terceltom]
Sep 25, 2011 (9:04 am)
Wow, thank you for that! I must have missed that when looking around!
#3750 of 3844 1990 Corolla Power Windows
Oct 03, 2011 (2:06 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 3844 Re: 1990 Corolla Power Windows [jim5016]
Oct 04, 2011 (7:17 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 3844 Re: 1990 Corolla Power Windows [terceltom]
Oct 04, 2011 (11:54 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.
#3753 of 3844 Re: Steering question [JDM5LugHatch]
Oct 12, 2011 (9:22 pm)
Hey, just a quick update:
I finally got sick of the OE Goodyears (wore down to 5/32nd" in 13k miles...ridiculous!) and I didn't want to go into winter driving on crummy tires (I figured if the traction was so poor that my ABS and traction control flared up on rough dry pavement then winter would be awful) I finally took the Toyota dealership's advice to replace my tires yesterday. Got a set of Michelin X Radials from Costco for just a hair under $450. They need a bit to break in, but already a huge improvement. My ABS doesn't kick in going down the usual roads like before, and road noise is pretty much nonexistent. Where the Goodyears howled at 65 mph I found myself going almost 75 before noticing my speed because it was so much quieter. A little firmer than the Goodyears, but they need to break in a bit more I think. I could actually get Hydroedges from Discount tire in the correct size (195/65-15) but it would have been at least $140 more for the tires. I spent hours researching tires and almost pulled the trigger on Cooper CS4 Touring but the Michelins came out to be cheaper so I couldn't say no to that!
I took the car in to the dealership for an alignment today and asked the mechanic to check out the b-pillar rattle. After an hour I got the car back and I was told the rattle was diagnosed and fixed. Accelerated out of the service department and the rattle flared up. Turned around and drove with a different mechanic, who couldn't believe I've had a hard time diagnosing the problem because the rattle was so audible. He spent almost 2 hours trying to fix it and ended up ordering a replacement part for the interior trim. I think they have to replace the whole section that the seat belt comes out of, because he said the problem went away when he uninstalled the seat belt. Either way, it's covered by warranty and I hope that solves my issue!