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#812 of 3858 1997 Toyota Flasher
Jan 01, 2001 (2:24 pm)
I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla DX. When I turn on the left or right turn signal, the appropriate lights come on steady but do not flash. Also, when the emergency flashers are activated, all four corner lights come on steady but again do not flash. Obviously the bulbs are all good.
Does this model use one flasher unit for both turn signal and emergency flashers? If so, where is it located? The fuse box is behind the left kick panel and 2 black relays are above that, then above them are 2 more relays, one is blue and round, the other is another rectangular black relay. Are one or more of these the flasher unit (s) or maybe the problem is elsewhere?
#813 of 3858 I love my Toyota Corolla
Jan 05, 2001 (9:35 am)
I have a 1987 Toyota Corolla FX. It has 275,00 miles on it and runs great. Origianl transmission and engine. I love this car!
Jan 05, 2001 (1:27 pm)
I had the exact same problem with my car. I took the inside of the door off and when I removed each of the push in electrical connectors to the window controls I found that one of them was not properly soldered to the wire. It was not making proper contact. All I did was resolder it and it worked fine since. So I would say definitly check all electrical connections to the controls first. And try to not take it in for service if you could avoid it they'll probrably charge you alot for what might be something very obvious when you look at it yourself. Good Luck!
#815 of 3858 90 Corolla Won't Start
Jan 08, 2001 (12:39 pm)
My Corolla with 160000 now decides it won't start anymore. It is not getting a spark. One day while driving it just stalled and now just won't start. Tried other distributors...no change. Key turns and cranks...just no spark.Ben checking everything with meter and so far all seems fine. Thought maybe it was computor but dealer says unlikely(do work ourselves).Car was running fine till this. Battery is fine, plugs are fine, new cap and rotor. I am really stumped. It is cold outside and I have no garage. Couldn't have done this when it was warm. Any thoughts I would appreciate. Andy
#816 of 3858 Burning tranny fluid smell in 96 Corolla
Jan 10, 2001 (9:32 pm)
this smell is coming up from the tranny dipstick area, (while dipstick IS in place) any ideas what the proplem is? Thanks
#817 of 3858 Burning tranny fluid smell in 96 Corolla
Jan 11, 2001 (11:26 am)
A few ideas
There are 2 hoses go to the radiator from the tranny. Check connections there.
By the way, check a power steering system too(pump, hoses etc) The same type of fluid is used (Dextron).
Or maybe it is time for tranny service
#818 of 3858 just a few minor brake problems.....
Feb 03, 2001 (6:39 am)
just wanted to chime in really quickly with some of my corolla experiences... I own a 2000 VE purchased in october '99. I just turned 56,000 miles. the only major problem I ran into is bad brake chatter from warped rotors. It was so bad the whole front end of the car shook at the slightest touch of the brakes. I had the dealer turn the rotors and skuff the pads at 17,000 miles. that solved the problem for about 4,000 miles. then it came back with a vengence. I finally couldn't stand it anymore. So before I ran out of warranty I took it in again at 35,000 miles. got the rotors and pads replaced under warranty. 20,000 miles later, not a hint or sign of chatter. I chalk it up to a bad set of rotors from the factory... I have always gotten 70-100 thousand miles out of a set of pads since I drive standard transimission, use engine compression to slow the car, and do more highway than city driving... other than the brake problem, everything has been perfect on my corolla. i couldn't be happier with my $12,000 investment.
#819 of 3858 I think I hate my Corolla
Feb 08, 2001 (11:07 am)
I bought a 99 Corolla (bottom of the line - what's that, the DE?) and have had nothing but problems with it this past year. My biggest concern is a creaking/rattling noise in the front of the car that is especially audible when I'm going very slowly down a street or in a parking lot, or when I'm putting the brakes on. It sounds like something's loose. I can even feel it in the accelerator pedal - a rattling of sorts. I took it into the Toyota dealership, they couldn't reproduce the noise, they looked around and said they couldn't find anything. Basically, they made me feel crazy. The problem continued to get worse, so I took it into another mechanic who is well known for diagnostic work. They heard the rattle, but couldn't find anything. So, I'm stuck with a rattling noise that when people get into my car and hear, they ask, "How old is this car anyway?" It's embarrassing and annoying. Also, I have a pretty annoying rubbing noise caused by my front tires. I took it in and it turns out that it's a problem they've had with other Corolla's with approx. 25K miles on them ------ the Good year tires they put on the car are defective in that the beading dries up! I asked Toyota if they would replace them - seeing as it's their fault for picking scrappy tires. They said they wouldn't. They told me that I would have to talk to Good year to see if they'll cut me a deal. Who has that kind of money! That's why I got a Corolla in the first place - fewer repairs! I'm disappointed in Toyota. I probably won't buy another one and can't wait to get rid of this one!
#820 of 3858 I think I hate my Corolla
Feb 08, 2001 (12:58 pm)
Are you sure that you drive Corolla? You story is pretty cheese to me. Sorry, but you can't remember which Corolla you drive(VE) .
You said "... I took it into the Toyota dealership, they couldn't reproduce the noise, they looked around and said they couldn't find anything.." when you're saying "... when people get into my car and hear, they ask, "How old is this car anyway?"
Something doesn't fit right.... In my experience the dealer always rides with me at my request to determine the problem and I feel free to go to another dealer
And you should get your tires replaced by Good Year( see the Warranty book)
#821 of 3858 Response to #338
Feb 12, 2001 (5:41 am)
You're much less helpful than you are negative. Forgive me if I don't remember the model Corolla I drive - it's not in front of my face every day and I'm not a car enthusiast (so shoot me!). Goodness - my goal was to get HELPFUL feedback or insight as to what the problem with my car might actually be. Wondered if anyone else out there had the same problem with an audible yet indiscernable rattling in the front of their car that can't be diagnosed by mechanics. While I thank you for the advice with Goodyear, please keep any other comments to yourself. You're not the person I was hoping to have respond to my problem.