Last post on Oct 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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May 10, 2013 (12:31 pm)
I was the one that posted about the accelerator gunning and the seat not going back far enough to accommodate my leg length. We ended up returning the car to the dealership. I lost $1,000.00 on it, but I could not drive it the way it was. Good luck!
#1001 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [j06]
Aug 13, 2013 (7:40 pm)
I know your message was from a year ago, but I have the same problem and wondered if you have been able to fix yours. On cold starting I hear this rattling/grinding noise from the engine. It lasts for just 1-2 seconds as I am pressing the ignition. The noise is getting worse and I am concerned. Have had the car to the dealer a few times about it but they've only recently heard the noise because I left it overnight to cold start it for them in the morning. They said they think it is something with the timing.
#1002 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [john673]
Aug 13, 2013 (11:55 pm)
Interesting. I have the same issue and have been wondering what causes it. At times it's worse than others. Never heard anything like it in any of my previous vehicles.
#1003 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [john673]
Aug 14, 2013 (7:33 am)
No problem, to be honest it just stopped happening. It might have to do with it being summer and it seems to only do it in very cold weather. I don't believe the problem is the timing I think it's the starter but it may also be the battery. Let me explain for some reason the battery developes blooming corrosion on the positive terminal. I kind of left it alone until I started having problems with the traction control. All I did was totally cleaned up the terminal and now there is no problem with anything, so you might want to take a look at that. Good luck.
#1004 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [sban226]
Aug 14, 2013 (8:24 am)
I would have to adamantly disagree with you John. I don't believe there is anyway battery corrosion could affect traction control or engine or crankcase noise. I always felt that the common noise as described was due to the fact that the oil in the crankcase was not reaching the valves and rods as quickly as it should.
#1005 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [john673]
Aug 16, 2013 (8:12 am)
This could be the VVTI actuator. There is a TSB for this. Just google and you will find.
#1006 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [terceltom]
Sep 20, 2013 (7:52 pm)
Hi, my name is Sammy, my wife and I bought a 2013 Toyota corolla in August and it has a noise in the bottom half. It sounds like the oil is taking to long to reach the rods. We took it back with only 500 miles on it and the dealer says that it's normal for it to take 2/3 seconds for the oil to reach the rods. I find that very hard to believe. They said that they took 3 other corollas of the lot and they sound the same, again I find it hard to believe. I've been automotive tech. for 37 years and I can imagine the damage that can be done in those 2 to 3 seconds. Can u please help us and tell me which way should I go about this . Thank u
#1007 of 1009 Re: Speed Sensors [fearlessflyer]
Oct 01, 2013 (10:58 pm)
your mechanic must be a total fanny-pad, using grease? what a twat. You need to remove all 4 sensors while the car is on the hoist with all 4 wheels free. For each wheel, use sh!tloads of BrakeClean spray in the same hole you have removed the sensor from till you see the toothed ABS excitor ring gleam. (over time, brakedust settles in the ring due to proximity and toyota's failure to adequately sheild it from the breaks... enough carbon to make the sensor read 1,1,1,1,1,1/basically a skid; instead of 1,0,1,0,1,0/basically a turning wheel, the raised teeth sense as 1, the inverted teeth read as 0)
Clean off the ABS sensor itself with a scotbrite pad or anything mildly abrasive like that. You may need to reset the computer but all will be fine now...... Grease, honestly.
#1008 of 1009 Re: AC problems [kcunlimited]
Oct 28, 2013 (7:31 pm)
My mother recently came to me with a similar issue. The first place I would check is your evaporator drain tube. These cares are notorious for the drains getting plugged. Sometimes it will even spew water into the passenger side floor. Do you have a musty odor in your car? I fixed my mothers by sticking a piece of string trimmer line into the drain tube.
#1009 of 1009 Re: Toyota Corrola 2009 A/C not cooling [terceltom]
Oct 28, 2013 (8:00 pm)
My mother came to me with this same issue. Is the smell kind of a musty wet smell? After doing some investigating I figured out water was coming from the passenger side floor vent and giving off the stinky smell. These cars are notorious for the evaporator tube drains getting clogged with spiders and road debris. I fixed my mothers by sticking a piece of string trimmer line into the drain hole. You would not believe how much water came pouring out!