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#767 of 3858 '91 Door Handles
Sep 08, 2000 (12:57 pm)
Hi. I own a 1991 Toyota Corolla LE. It has been a very dependable car since I bought it with 95,000 miles (it now has 187k). My one complaint is the door handles. 3 of my 4 door handles are broken. I even purchased a new one from the dealer for the driver side and within a few months it had broken as well. I am frustrated with this and am wondering what to do. I don't want to buy another $60 door handle from the dealer just to have it break within a few weeks. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a solution - other than purchasing a different vehicle?
#768 of 3858 BAD PLACE TO BUY A TOYOTA
Sep 09, 2000 (8:12 am)
If any of you guys happen to visit or want to buy a Toyota at SPRINGFIELD TOYOTA, 860 BALTIMORE PIKE, SPRINGFIELD, PA 19064... well DON'T. Their sale and customer services people very RUDE and BAD. They only nice with you is when trying to sell you a car, once you sign the agreement they will treat you like DIRT and turn their back on you. So... go to other DEALER... I think you will not WANT to step into my footsteps.
Sep 09, 2000 (3:50 pm)
I think we get the message.
By the way, a better place for your message would be in our Smart Shopper Conference, that's where folks talk about buying. You can use the Topic Search feature on the left side of the page for an appropriate topic there in which to post.
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#770 of 3858 2000 Corolla noise
Sep 12, 2000 (8:56 pm)
My 2000 Corolla has run for exactly one year. Now,
I notice some unknown noise coming from the car.
Could anyone know what is the problem?
1. When the car run over bump slowly, the suspensions make some squeezing noise. Is it normal?
2. When I step on the brake and turn the steering
wheel at the same time, some squeezing noise comes
out from nowhere. I don't know if it is from steering parts or brake parts. It sounds like something is not lubricated well. Any idea?
Sep 16, 2000 (8:12 pm)
My 99 Corolla also exhibit that squeezing noise after running over a bump. I think there's something wrong with the front suspension, since its also making sound whenever i'm making a turn.
I'm bringing it to the Dealer this monday to see what they can find. (They can't duplicate the problem the 1st time).
Sep 17, 2000 (4:03 pm)
Well I hear the same noise then I drive over a bump. I read somethings about a suspension part that makes that noise www.toyotarepair.com. So I'll be glad to hear some outputs.
I was reading the Service Manual and I found that If you drive your Toyota under heavy conditions(patrol car,taxi, etc.) you have to change the timing belt at 90 000 miles? I do not drive that way. Does this mean that the timing belt can be non-serviceable on 98 Corolla?
#773 of 3858 re:vlady
Sep 18, 2000 (8:11 pm)
That website is useful, thanks for the info. Brought the corolla for service today and the dealer fixed a loose heatsink next to the power steering rack and lubricates some bushing and joints. Its better now, but I will keep an eye for it for the time being. The mechanics said, there's nothing wrong with the cv joints at all though. In the Toyota Corolla 2 section, someone also mentioned about sway bar bushing as the possible culprit of the squeaking noise.
Regarding the timing belt/chain. The 98 corolla used a timing chain with a recommended service interval of 90K miles. I would change the timing chain at 90K regardles of the driving condition, just to be safe, since you never know if its going to fail, and when it did, you are going to get stranded. Better safe than sorry.
#774 of 3858 squeaking noise
Sep 18, 2000 (11:47 pm)
Hey, my '92 Corolla makes a squeaky noise also sometimes, and it only has 180,000 miles on it. I'm thinking about checking into the lemon law. These cars are unbelievable and run forever, even though I haven't changed the oil 15 times since I got it new. I also have the original clutch and it shows no signs of fading despite driving in stop & go traffic alot and driving the car as if it was a sports car.
The car hums 90 mph and gets about 33 mpg combined. It recently started running terrible and I figured all of the abuse finally caught up to me and it was ready for the scrap heap. I checked the plugs and the wires were cracked. I changed the plugs, wires, dist cap, and rotor and it hums again. Cost me about $75 and I did it in 30 minutes, and I am not handy with cars. The only thing that seems to wear out is the exhausts-every 2-3 years. Must be the angle of the tailpipe allowing water to collect in it.
I am getting a new 2001 Maxima, but will keep 'Cory Corolla' as an insurance policy and for snowy travel, in which it handles like a snowmobile. I'm probably in the wrong forum for this, but I love that car and just felt like yapping.
#775 of 3858 Tie Rods
Sep 27, 2000 (3:51 pm)
I have a '99 Corolla LE with less than 18,000 miles on it. 4 months ago the left tie rod needed to be replaced. A month later the right tie rod needed to be replaced. My problem (other than the fact that the tie rods needed replacing) is that now, whenever I make any kind of a turn, the tires squeal. Even in a very slow, shallow turn the tires will squeal at 4 points in the turn. What's up?
#776 of 3858 re:pat5b
Sep 28, 2000 (1:30 pm)
Its the tire inflated at the proper presure? It should be around 30-32 psi. You may also check the tread wear and possibly rotate + balancing the tires. Do you have the Goodyear Integrity in your car?