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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Feb 20, 2001 (3:03 pm)
I currently own a 2000 Corolla LE and have had no problems in 20,000 miles. However, my younger brother owns a 1998 Corolla CE and had the exact same problem. Being a Master Certified Auto Technician and a student of the Toyota Technical Education Network, I think I can help. The noise I believe you are referring to is ,like you said, caused by the bead of the tires. At low speeds the tires flex and the bead rubs the rim. There is nothing wrong with the tires or the rims and they are not defective in any way. The remedy to this problem is to lubriacte the beads of the tires. This requires dismounting the tires so it must be done by a qualified mechanic. Silicone spray takes care of the noise but will wash away the first time it rains. Have your mechanic apply a light coating of wheel bearing grease or bead sealer to the beads of the tires. This should not harm the material of the tires and should take care of the noise.
#824 of 3858 corolla pulsation problems
Feb 21, 2001 (5:48 am)
My toyota corolla 93 pulsates at high speeds. It also pulsates when the brake is applied. I had the pads, rotors and calipers replaced by the dealer. Both
the problems went away for about a couple weeks. Now the problem has
The rotors are warped now.
Feb 21, 2001 (7:17 am)
The new rotors warped in a couple of weeks? Really? If that happened, you have a serious problem of overheating brakes then...maybe the calipers are sticking...also could be the replacement rotors weren't OEM but some cheapo substitute? Even race cars don't warp rotors that fast....that's weird.
#826 of 3858 (response to 343)
Feb 21, 2001 (8:37 am)
You are probably right. The second time I went to the dealer he told me the calipers weren't functioning and he replaced the calipers. Could there be any particular reason why the brakes get overheated?. I also donot understand why the car should pulsate at high speeds even if I don't apply the brakes. The wheels are balanced and aligned.
#827 of 3858 Poor gas milage on '91 Corolla
Feb 21, 2001 (10:39 am)
Any advice on what I should look at on a '91 Toyota Corolla that is getting poorer gas milage than I have in the past? Right now getting average of 28 mpg doing 60% city and 40% highway driving.
#828 of 3858 2001 Corolla "s" vibrating antenna
Feb 25, 2001 (4:29 pm)
Just purchased the '01 Corolla "s"...my only complaint is that the antenna is on the driver side roof and oscillates at low speeds (less than 5 mph). It taps/bounces on the roof and is annoying to hear. Is this a design flaw...has anyone else experienced this?
Feb 26, 2001 (2:53 am)
I have the 2001 LE and the antenna is in the same position on my car but it is no where close to touching the roof. In fact I never had any problems with the antenna at all. Maybe yours was bent during delivery or something. I would definitely make the dealer aware of the problem and ask for him to replace it.
#830 of 3858 Clutch problems
Feb 26, 2001 (4:28 am)
The clutch on my 99 Corolla will burn at the drop of a hat. I have never had this problem in any of my previous 5-speeds. Has anyone else had a problem with theirs? Is there anything the dealer could do to help the problem?
#831 of 3858 minor problems in '98 Corolla
Feb 28, 2001 (5:12 pm)
After reading some of the other posts, I don't feel alone anymore. I noticed that the car tends to drift or pull to one side, but it's very subtle. But my real gripe is that at 60mph and higher the car vibrates. The whole car shakes! I thought it was the tires, or that the tires needed air, but I checked them and it isn't. Luckily, my car is leased and I will be returning it in a few weeks. I have been thinking of getting a Jetta, but after reading all the negative posts about the Jetta problems, I am rethinking it. I really like the Japanese cars, and have been thinking of buying a new Corolla. Any thoughts??