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#6 of 79 2001 Toyota Corolla Manual Transmission Problem?
Jan 13, 2008 (3:02 pm)
I have a 2001 Toyota Corolla with 79K miles. I purchased the car new and have had the manual transaxle fluid replaced twice since owning the car. Recently, the car has begun making a clicking sound in 2nd gear and higher. The noise is not noticeable in 1st gear or neutral. But is a continuos clicking sound that is consistent with the engine speed in 2nd gear and higher. I was unable to identify the location of the sound so I brought to a trusted mechanic. He put the car on the lift and said the sound is coming from inside of the transmission. He showed me how the right front accel has "too much play in it". He also said that the problem may be related to the differential but that in my my model the differential is combined with the transmission so it's the same work required, replacing the transmission. I wanted to hear your thoughts on whether there are other "less expensive" possiblities as to what is causing the noise and not require replacing a transmission prematurely.
#7 of 79 Re: Problems when my car shifts gears. [scottevil907]
Jan 22, 2008 (1:04 pm)
That's similar to what my old-timer is doing, except when it's low on fluid, it has trouble downshifting to first or upshifting from first; unlike yours, it doesn't affect the higher gears. A dipstick check could tell the tale, but you may just have to let a Toyota mechanic diagnose it for you. And I know what a hassle that can be!
#8 of 79 Noise at low speed
Mar 04, 2008 (6:08 pm)
1998 Corolla with 55k miles met an Acura while moving forward out of a parking space. Damage to front left bumper, lights and hood ajar. Car spun 180 degrees to the right on impact with side door of moving Acura. Corolla exhibits a new noise (rumble) when going forward only at low speed. Its an automatic but the noise is at the equivelent of low gear maybe up to 15 miles per hour. It this a transmission problem or other.
#9 of 79 Re: Noise at low speed [raye5]
Mar 04, 2008 (9:18 pm)
i dunno, might just be a crooked frame or wheel, sounds like your car got hit pretty hard.
#10 of 79 towing with my corolla
Apr 09, 2008 (8:30 am)
Can i tow the max 1500 lbs with my 06 automatic corolla, thinking of buying a pop up trailer that weighs 1450lbs. is this ok or will i cook the trany
#11 of 79 2008 Corolla stops on highway
Apr 11, 2008 (9:52 pm)
Today as I was driving downhill on a very busy highway, my new 2008 Corolla (1000 miles as of today) just stopped. The engine was running, but there was no power. It was only a miracle I wasn't killed in the approximately three blocks it took to get off the road at 5 miles per hour with trucks coming up behind me at 70!!
After waiting for the police for an hour, I started the car again, and was able to drive it (with escort) to the dealer. They checked it out and could find no reason this would have happened. I had to drive it 70 miles home on the freeway wondering if this would happen again -- or when it will happen again. Has anyone else had this problem?
#12 of 79 Re: 2008 Corolla stops on highway [alives]
Apr 14, 2008 (12:04 pm)
that's quite an interesting event. i wonder if gm/pontiac did any work on the transmission. if they did, then it doesn't surprise me that you had this problem.
afterall, gm/pontiac worked on the power windows for the vibe/matrix and corollas. of course, they screwed it up and those cars are/were being recalled to have the power windows fixed.
i'm a huge fan of toyota as well as honda. but, if toyota keeps collaborating with american auto companies, then their products will continue to have problems and then i'll end up buying a honda civic rather than a toyota corolla.
#13 of 79 Re: 2008 Corolla stops on highway [alives]
Apr 14, 2008 (7:36 pm)
I had this happen to me in a GM vehicle years ago.
If it happens again, try this and see what happens...Come to a dead stop, then put the transmission in park...rev the engine a time or two quickly, and then shift back into drive.
If it returns to driving normally, you have a transmission issue...
#15 of 79 not sure if it's the transmission
May 19, 2008 (4:28 pm)
I have an automatic 95 Corolla w/140k miles. I've been experiencing (for several months) what I fear is the start of transmission problems but two mechanics can't diagnose it since the problem doesn't occur all the time.
Here's the problem: I begin to accelerate from a full stop and the car sounds like it's in the wrong gear. The car moves forward at about 10-15 mph and the engine sounds like it's trying its hardest. Suddenly the car will jerk forward like it's finally gotten in the correct gear and pick up speed. This occurs randomly and not frequently. Enough for me to be concerned though.
Two mechanics checked the transmission fluid and found no discoloration or burned smell. My records show a transmission filter and fluid change about 20,000 miles ago. Since fluid checks out as OK, what else could it be?
I plan on selling the car at the end of the month and want to have a better idea of what could be causing this.