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#3763 of 3858 Re: Toyota Corolla 2005 Brakes lock HELP [jyee]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 24, 2011 (7:27 am)
How 'bout the proportioning valve? When you first did the replacement, if the brake fluid that came out was dirty and brown, you could have sludged up the entire brake system. Brake fluid needs to be flushed every couple of years. I presume the slides on the calipers were greased properly and I hope that you used top quality parts and weren't tempted to use cheap rebuilt calipers from a chain store. God knows what they do to those things.
#3764 of 3858 Re: Toyota Corolla 2005 Brakes lock HELP [jyee]
Oct 24, 2011 (7:28 am)
Asumming new brake fluid was used to eliminate moisture contaminated fluid and correct bleeding of the system was completed. Shiftright might have more.
#3765 of 3858 Re: Toyota Corolla 2005 Brakes lock HELP [terceltom]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 24, 2011 (7:30 am)
Also a problem with the traction control module, if so equipped.
#3766 of 3858 Re: Toyota Corolla 2005 Brakes lock HELP [jyee]
Oct 24, 2011 (8:14 am)
That is strange if both brakes of one is locking up, but one thing I know for sure is when one brake locks up it is the rubber brake line to that wheel, note ,when it locks up, brake open the bleeder screw for that wheel, then see if the wheel turns freely, if it does, than it is a defect in the short rubber brake line to that wheel. if thats not it, than you need to flush out your brake lines as it sounds like you have a cloging somewhere in the lines.
Oct 26, 2011 (6:23 pm)
Tomorrow I'll have Hankook Optima tires installed on our 2010 Corolla S with 10,200 miles. The Goodyear tires were down to about 6/32nds and with winter coming here on Pittsburgh hills, I wanted something newer and with a good snow traction rating. The Hankooks rated well. I'll save the Goodyears for turn in at the end of the lease (2 years from now) in case the Hankooks are shot by then. I hope I made a good choice.
#3768 of 3858 Re: Hankook Tires [daryll44]
Oct 26, 2011 (10:29 pm)
Yeah, the original Goodyears are cruddy tires...plain and simple. Mine were at 5/32nds at 13k miles...
I utilized the Michelin $70 rebate and got the X Radials...it's like I'm driving a totally different car. The cornering/handling has improved exponentially compared to the Goodyears. Road noise is nonexistant. The ride is a little firmer, but it's definitely worth it considering how much better the car performs. The traction is much better...on roads where my ABS would (prematurely) activate it no longer does with the Michelins. If I can get 60k out of the tires I'll be ecstatic. I was looking at the Hankook Optimo H727, but I didn't get it because the Tirerack tests didn't give it the best wet traction reviews, which is important to me. I was looking at the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons, Continental ProContact w/Ecoplus and Cooper CS4 Touring. I would have preferred the Continentals, but they are backordered and the Michelins were (surprisingly) the cheapest out of the bunch.
I do have an annoying problem. It sounds like there's a bee in the trim garnish piece that the driver side seat belt comes out of in the B Pillar. It alternates from buzzing at lower speeds to creaking at higher speeds. I've been to the dealership like 5 times. They ordered a new part and put it on today, and did some other work (apparently the new part didn't fix it so the mechanic called Toyota and did some more work to repair the problem) and I test drove the car with the mechanic and I didn't hear the buzzing. Drove it home and it started all over again. Any suggestions? My 15k service is coming up soon, I'm wondering if I should just drop the car off and say that I won't drive it home until I don't hear this buzzing anymore because it's seriously driving me up a wall.
#3769 of 3858 Re: Hankook Tires [windgrace]
Oct 27, 2011 (4:15 am)
Yes, tell them to fix it. You said earlier that there was damage in this area (a dent or something like that), that I bet caused it. They need to fix it, so tell them to get it right!
#3770 of 3858 Re: Hankook Tires [mcdawgg]
Oct 27, 2011 (7:17 am)
I was just thinking...I found a service bulletin for Corolla/Matrixes from 09-10 regarding a garnish piece on the B-pillar of the car. I even brought it in to the dealership, but they disregarded it because it was a problem with the lower part of the B-pillar (the buzzing is at ear level).
Looking at the Invoice it says the mechanic called TAS and was supposed to add felt somewhere because there was a problem with the lower half of the B-pillar that was causing the sound to radiate upward, making it sound like it's at ear level. That's a little suspicious, no...? I might bring back that service bulletin...
Yeah, there was a small dent removed from the driver side exterior door handle...I'm sure this is a cause of that. So frustrating!
#3771 of 3858 Re: Hankook Tires [windgrace]
Oct 27, 2011 (7:46 am)
Windgrace, when you say you got the (Michelin) "X" tires...the only such tire I can see on TIRERACK is a winter snow tire. Is THAT what you are talking about? Do you plan to run it yearround?
#3772 of 3858 Re: Hankook Tires [windgrace]
Oct 27, 2011 (8:31 am)
Really sounds like you should go to another Toyota dealer, as the one you have been going to is not doing their job!