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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Jun 01, 2000 (5:16 pm)
The 1990 Corolla with the SOHC 1.6 has a non-interference type engine. The 1990 Corolla with a DOHC 1.6 has an interference type engine. I belive that the DOHC was only available on the 2-door Corolla GT (or was that SR5??). Since you have 4-door Corolla DX, it seems unlikely that you damaged the engine head when the timing belt broke the first time. Here's a link the a page that has some timing belt info: http://theautoshop.com/timing.html#TOYOTA
When you say that your car 'broke down again several days later', what exactly do you mean? Was the engine running, making noises, not running at all...??
I think that your mechanic may be taking you on an expensive ride. With the prices quoted by your mechanic, you are better off getting a used engine for your Corolla.
#651 of 3856 Rough-starting corolla
Jun 07, 2000 (1:50 pm)
Hi, I've got a 1980 Corolla Wagon with about 195K miles that starts real rough (sounds like only a couple cylinders are firing) until it warms up, and then it runs like a charm! Any ideas what the problem may be?
#652 of 3856 93 Corolla ABS light
Jun 08, 2000 (9:23 am)
I have a 93 Corolla LE and the ABS light has started coming on intermittently. When it comes on it stays on for the duration of the trip and usually then doesn't come on the next time I drive, but will show up again later. Has been going on for a week now. Any ideas? Sensor maybe or is there something peculiar service related with the ABS?
Jun 09, 2000 (7:59 pm)
Have you changed the battery recently??? The air bag module has a back-up battery system and sometimes when you change your battery the system see's that as a failure in it's reserved power. This reserved power is in case of an accident that causes power loss in turn the air bag will still be able to deploy.. They don't have a monthly service for air bags...(or at least I haven't heard of any dealers that do monthly checks.) When the light comes on they replace a part or the module.
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#654 of 3856 ABS light problem
Jun 09, 2000 (10:50 pm)
Battery was changed about 8 months ago, but the ABS I was referring to was the anti lock brakes not airbags. Will keep that tip in mind though. Haynes book I have suggested checking fluid, fuses etc. If they aren't bad then have to go to a dealer and they will use the diagnostic tool to see what code they get. Anyone know of a home mechanic way to get the codes from the diagnostic connector? Do non-dealer mechanics have access to the tools for the codes, would rather not pay the hourly dealer rate.
Thanks for any info.
Jun 10, 2000 (6:37 pm)
Sorry must have had air bag problems on my mind when I read your post. There have been a few in the shop recently. Some techs. do buy scanners that can hook up to vehicles but it also depends on your vehicle(how new is it)??? An scanners aren't cheap, so finding someone with scanner potential might not be too easy...
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#656 of 3856 ABS light problemm
Jun 12, 2000 (7:36 am)
It's a '93. Would I be looking for a sequence of pulses coming from the diagnotic plug were I to look at it with an oscilloscope? Or should I just drop that train of thought? I'd prefer to fix the peoblem myself, without spending alot at a dealer just to report the results from the diagnostics. Thanks for the help,
Jun 17, 2000 (8:14 pm)
My 97 corolla has begun making a continuous knocking noise the dealership cals a spark knock. I use high grade gas, have tried many different gas stations to rule out gas problems..it is not the gas. Had carbon cleaned out, spark plugs ok, then dealership replaced the o2 sensor...I still have the knocking/pinging noise. It never did it the first couple of years I owned it and since around 50,000 miles or so it started this. I have paid $300 to get this fixed and it might as well have been flushed down the toilet! Dealership tells me some corollas do this but it is almost continous and I find that answer difficult to believe even though they tell me they have consulted with Toyota headquarters! I can be going 30-40 miles per hour or 60 miles per hour and I can hear it! (Mostly when accelerating the least bit, going up a hill, slowing down to take a corner!) I don't know whether I should get rid of this car. Anyone with similar problems or advice would be appreciated.
#658 of 3856 Bad Paint Job?
Jun 19, 2000 (2:40 pm)
Someone asked if anyone had paint problems with their 2000 Sanddrift Toyota. Yes, I do. Does anyone know if this is a common problem, or if there has ever been a recall for anything of this nature? Is it covered by warranty (although I doubt Toyota would think it anything but owner negligence). I have only owned my car for three months and 2,000 miles, and yet there are paint chips in many locations (hood, side panel, trunk). The paint on the trunk and side has actually buckled in several locations. This cannot be normal, can it?
Jun 21, 2000 (7:31 pm)
I have a 91' Toyota Corolla with 126K miles (I am the only owner). Recently when the car stops, I can feel the vibrations or when I am on the freeway and try to accelerate, same thing happens. The car pickups up very slowly when ac is on. I don't know if this is knocking or not.
Any suggestions? Thanks.