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#663 of 3856 Corolla ignition trouble
Jun 26, 2000 (1:46 pm)
I am the original owner of a 1998 Toyota Corolla. One morning I was unable to start my car because the key would not turn in the ignition. I had the car towed to a Toyota dealership where I was told that the ignition would have to be replaced. The cost $199. Toyota would not pick up the bill because my car has over 36k miles on it. I am posting this message to let people know that a company that touts its products reliability will not take responsibility for an item that was obviously defective. Also I would like to know if any other Toyota owners have had a similar problem. And for anyone considering buying a new Toyota Corolla I would suggest that they read Edmund's article titled "Economy Sedan Comparison Test". I concur 100 percent with their opinion of this vehicle.
Jun 26, 2000 (3:34 pm)
I am the owner of 1999 Corolla LE with 17000 miles on it. From the last 2 fill ups, I found out that my car is giving me only 22 miles/gallon. I drive mostly in the city (silicon valley commute). Can anyone please tell me is it a serious problem or normal one ?
#665 of 3856 senthilkumar
Jun 26, 2000 (5:00 pm)
I'm get 27-28 mpg with city driving. I drive a 1999 Corolla LE automatic.
The gas milage is couple of miles lower when I turn on the A/C alot. But it never dipped below 25 mpg city driving in the summer. In the winter, the mpg is lower, around 23 mpg city driving (I live in Michigan, we are talking about deep freez over here, so I can't complain).
I would check to see if the tire pressure is right. Make sure it's around 30-32 psi when cold (meaning you havne't driven the car for a in the last couple of hours).
Also, don't drive at high speed with the windows down, since it increase the drag very quickly. I hard at over 40 mph, driving with your windows down uses up more gas than turning the A/C on.
Also, if you drive with the car loaded, it will use more gas. lso, wouldn't hurt to switch to a different brand of gas, just to see if the low milage is with the gas or the car.
Also keep in my that the gas milage stated (28 mpg for city) is actually is a range. If you look at the sticker, it actually says between 23-31 mpg is normal (or something like that).
Anothe question, is the gas milage always 22 or did it only become that way recently? Anyway, good luck.
Jun 28, 2000 (8:33 pm)
Thanks for the info.on the corolla mileage.
#667 of 3856 to suresh corolla
Jun 30, 2000 (4:40 am)
Your car has faulty spark plug wires. Just replace with a new one. $100-150 at the dealer or 45-85 at the pep boy auto part. good luck.
#668 of 3856 for the corolla starting problem
Jun 30, 2000 (5:08 am)
Neither fuel pump nor the CPU for your corolla may be the culpits for your hard starting problem. The problem is at the fuel pressure regulator (could stuck partialy open). So when you start the car the fuel pump couldn't maintain the pressure in the fuel injection system in order to spay in the cylinders make your car start up. But if you keep trying to start up your corolla , the fuel will flood the cylinder and causes strong gasoline odor arround the area . The part cost about $40.00 at the dealer. and it located at the fuel return line at the fuel injection system. good luck. ( This things took me weeks to figure it out)
#669 of 3856 White stop at stop signal
Jul 03, 2000 (1:05 am)
Can any one give me some information about,
When you are stop at triffic light for a long time,
Shall I put the the gear (automatic) in neutural
or just put Drive gear and idle?
JS Lee from Federal Way Washington
#670 of 3856 re:jsleesi
Jul 03, 2000 (3:02 am)
How long are you talking about? If its only 1-2 minutes, then leaving it in drive and idling is probably better, since you dont force the tranny to shift and change gear more than necessary. 5 minutes or more...switching to neutral may help or may not (except for saving brake pads).
Jul 05, 2000 (5:33 pm)
I just bought Corolla'97 (auto, 1.8L).
It has 24K miles on it.
So far, so good. I do not hear my Corolla's engine at all.
Usually, you can hear such pinging/knocking noise, if your engine is overheated or heavily overloaded.
#672 of 3856 Oil Changes
Jul 07, 2000 (11:53 am)
Hello, Does anybody know what is the best schedule for changing engine oil. I have a '99 carolla and I am under the impression that I need to change oil only at intervals of 5,000 miles. But, all the toyota dealers seem to think otherwise. They put a sticker saying that I need to get it done every 3000 miles.