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#544 of 3858 '95 Corolla "Brake" light sensor problem.
Oct 22, 1999 (4:42 pm)
My 1995 Corolla wagon has been mechanically and otherwise perfect for 79K miles but at appx. 65K the "Brake" indicator light began coming on when:
1) I shift from 2nd to 3rd (or 3rd to 4th) 2) the outside temperature was colder than would normally be for the season
After a mile or so, the light would go out. Of course I had the brakes checked right away (and checked all brake lights myself) but there are no problems. It goes off as it should when I release the parking brake and ironically, as I brake the car to a stop.
I've ignored the problem for almost a year and now that it has become more consistent (staying on
longer, coming on occasionally after going off) I'll probably let a dealer have a go at it. Still,
its pattern of lighting upon a certain combination of acceleration and temperature, plus my verified-OK brakes makes me believe it's a faulty sensor that needs to be replaced, and nothing to do with the braking system.
I would like to have more substantial evidence of that before going to the dealer - I'm very unimpressed with Toyota dealer service in Eastern MA and have instead gone to private mechanics with all four Toyotas I've owned. I just don't think my mechanic will be able to easily pinpoint this problem, but if I can suggest a solution, he will certainly try it. Any ideas?
Oct 23, 1999 (8:48 pm)
Aparently one of the sensors on the brake system gave way, or sombody worked on the brake hidravlics not according the manual and this may cause sensor to work as mulfunction detected. One of the sensors is on the main brake cilinder and others somewere along the brake lines under the hood. Sometimes sensor could be near rear axel, and in this case watch for it's wire near gearshift well, it might be pinched.
#546 of 3858 whining corollas
Oct 24, 1999 (10:29 pm)
the whining sound is typical of any japanese small engine. see any toyota,honda, mazda, suzuki, daihatsu..etc.
In fact that tiny whining sound(like a tiny electrical motor) is what makes these cars popular around the world as compared to the beating the american cars get around the world. No one touches american cars even with a yardstick. they all sound like a truck with broken bearings.
so be happy with the tiny whining and stop whining about it.
#547 of 3858 gasline smell
Oct 24, 1999 (10:57 pm)
I had my 99 corolla for half year now. Everything is fine, just when I start the car, a kind of very heavy gasline smell will comes out from muffler. I don't know if that's normal. Thanks for any response.
#548 of 3858 Whinny Corolla
Oct 25, 1999 (10:56 am)
I've driven two corolla's for the last 11 years. Both were automatics and both whined (as some many of you describe). It's normal for the car. First
Corolla lasted 179k despite a flood and a major crash. Started break down after 170k.
#549 of 3858 airflow knob problem
Oct 26, 1999 (3:22 am)
Does anyone have any problems with the airflow knob on their 98 - 2000 Corollas? The one on my car is very hard to turn all the way to the right.
#550 of 3858 Car still trying to run while ignition is turned off
Oct 27, 1999 (12:04 am)
Does anyone know what might have caused my car to keep running after turning off the ignition. It began by starting the car. The car began to shake make rattling and knocking noises and sounding like it was trying to start on it's own. I turned the key in the off position and it kept going. I turned the key to on and then pushed the gas pedal. It seemed to run and sound normal.
No problems since then. Happened 2 days ago.
#551 of 3858 tamjoejoe
Oct 27, 1999 (12:15 pm)
HUH?! Man, that is wierd. Never heard of that before. But if anything, it's probably the wiring or some ignition switch problem. If it happens again, take it to a dealer and have it checked.
#552 of 3858 trying to run while ignition is turned off
Oct 27, 1999 (12:36 pm)
I had same problem with a diffrent brand car. It was the gas I used. Change your gas store.
#553 of 3858 99 corolla steering rack problem.
Nov 04, 1999 (3:34 pm)
Just want to share this experience with you.
I have a 99 corolla CE with auto transmission. Starting about 6000 miles, each time when I turn
the steering right ( more than 30 degree), I can hear a unusual noise. Just have the dealer checked, they found that the steering rack was sticking. After is was replaced, noise goes away.
Also, the rear row cup holder broken.