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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#734 of 3858 My corolla's problem and solution
Aug 11, 2000 (11:55 am)
I "used to" have 1991 Corolla. believe or not I have all the similar problem you have.
First at the first 5000 miles, I noticed that my front tire wear out unbalanced, I ask the dealer check the alignment, the answer is " no problem, I also ask the dealer to retate the tire.
But at the 10000 miles, I noticed again my front tire wear unbalanced again. I ask the dealer check the alignment again, I still got the " no problem". and the dealer kept blamed my problem to the Goodyear tires problem.
On the freeway, I also had fade right problem, but the dealer can not corrected it.
at 12000 miles, I had high pitch sound while I drove on freeway exactly at 65 mile/hr. I brought my car to 5 different dealership in San Diego, Calif, none of the dealership can find out what's wrong.
Finally I files the lemon, Toyota rep. was so bad and rude. AAA was the third partly to make the judgement, their answer was " repairable" and turned down my case.
Finally, I sent my car to one of the Goodyear tire dealer, they did the four wheel alignment for me, they print out the computer read out, adjust my alignment, my problem tire and fade problem gone!!!
What about my high pitch sound? believe or not? two months later, I found that my lever to switch the fan blowing was not working, the dealer fix the problem just because of the cable loose. then my high pitch sound gone also.
This was a very bad experience for me to deal with Toyota, they did not really want to help you to fix your car problem. Since then I do not buy Toyota anymore.
#735 of 3858 engine choking
Aug 14, 2000 (11:56 pm)
I own a 1989 Corolla DX, automatic, with 149K miles. Absolutely reliable car all these years. Never in the shop, except for oil changes, timing belt replacement, brakes. It cranks like a champ. Three months ago, however, it started developing some sudden hesitation when hiting the gas and attempting to go. It didn't do it every day, only occasionally. The idle is smooth and the starting great. Now this problem is an everyday occurance. I suspected the fuel pump and replaced it. The problem persists. Any ideas as to what's happening? Your input will be greatly appreciated.
#736 of 3858 break on 1999 corolla CE
Aug 15, 2000 (1:09 am)
I bought used 1999 Corolla CE, it has 11292 miles
Now it has 18,200 miles, recently, when I press the break peddle, with speed of 15 to 25 miles I feel I don't have any pressure for about 1 or 2 seconds than continue to press the break, I get the break back.
It doesn't do all the time but happened 3 times
in the past 30 days. It did not happened when I purchased. I am very scared when I press the break and I don't have any pressure, feel like my engin is dieing for while or so.
Any one had same kind of problems? I am going to take the car to local dealer, but I would like to hear from 1999 Corolla owners for matter of interest.
JSLEESI from Seattle Washington.
Aug 15, 2000 (1:36 am)
No brakes pressure for 1 to 2 sec??? R U sure. U would have crashed into something by now. How far down R U depressing ur brake pedal? 1 inch or all the way down to find out whether there's pressure or not. U could have a vacuum leak which may cause the engine to hesitate when U R trying to use the brakes and causing U to put more pressure in stopping the car (similar to braking w/ the engine off w/o the power brakes on). Get it checked out by a mechanic.
Aug 15, 2000 (1:42 am)
Has the fuel filter & PCV valve being changed? I'm assuming that the distributor nut has been locked in tight, otherwise the timing may be slightly off.
#739 of 3858 Engine choking
Aug 15, 2000 (2:01 am)
I feel your pain louie19. Hard to say, but there are a few things to be checked out. Fuel filter, vacuum lines. Did your MPG increase? Could be a clotted injectors (( So get techs to check your car, before put a new parts...
About brake on 1999 Corolla.
Jsleesi. Was A/C on when it happened? And stay away from my rear. I live in Seattle too:-)))))
Aug 15, 2000 (9:52 pm)
Jsleesi. Corolla has a brake booster which uses a engine vacuum to power-assist the brakes. So if everything works normal you are able to stop your car with a little push on the brake pedal. If there is not enough vacuum you need to push pedal harder. So what happened your A/C was on, or climate control was set to DEFOGGING. A/C takes a LOT of engine juice and brake booster loses some vacuum, that is why you felt "sponge pedal". One more thing A/C doesn't work constantly.
Any way check the brake fluid level. Any warning lights came on?
#741 of 3858 Sponge feeling of 1999 corolla
Aug 17, 2000 (2:32 pm)
Thanks for your input, I now feel much comfortable after reading your comments.
I did took my car to the dealer, one of break tech took the car for test for about 15 minutes, came back, saying he did not find any thing wrong with it, he told me that he been with Toyota for past 20 years only on break job, never heard and never seen.
He never told me any thing about what you have described in detail. I thank you again.
I have not had any more incidents since I posted
in Edmunds trouble section.
jsleesi from Seattle.
#742 of 3858 Fuel filter in 1999 Corolla
Aug 17, 2000 (2:42 pm)
I went through the owners manul, never mention
any thing about:
1: Time belt
2: Fuel filter
How often I have to change fuel filter?
Can any one knows? I did not ask the dealer, because I have better luck with Edmunds friends advise than some local dealer or such.
I would like to hear from some one,
jsleesi in Seattle
#743 of 3858 Engine choking
Aug 18, 2000 (11:34 pm)
I replaced the fuel filter and the PVC valve about a month ago, a few days before the fuel pump was replaced. Also, spark plug wires and distributor cap are about 1 yr old, replaced during a tune-up. This is mind boggling, because the hesitation is only whenever you're stopped and want to start going. Once you're going, you can decrease and increase speed with no problem. Thanks again for the input.