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#451 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla XRS 5 Speed Automatic Transmission problem! [gmbailey21]
Apr 14, 2009 (7:50 pm)
From the 2007 Camry owner's manual, page 162 - it uses the same 2.4 L engine and 5 speed automatic that is in the 2009 Corolla XRS: "If the engine coolant temperature is low, the transmission will not shift into overdrive gear even in the "D" position." I would bet that this same sentenance is in the 2009 XRS manual, as it is the same engine and tranny. It would be easy to miss, though.
Iíve read this ďcomplaintĒ many, many times, and Iíve read the answer (it is normal, it does it to warm up the car faster to reduce emissions) many, many times. I currently have a manual Corolla and manual Camry, so I donít have first hand experience with this exact car, but I do follow this and another Toyota only website, so I have good sources, along with first-hand experience with a 4 speed automatic '01 Rav that also would not shift into overdrive when the engine coolant temp. was low. So we are talking about something that has been common and normal for at least 8-9 years. I hope this will put your mind at ease.
Also, I have not heard or read about any big, widespread problems with changing their own oil, after they purchased the correct-sized wrench (around $6). You can look here and another Toyota only website for info on this.
#452 of 1009 Re: 09 Corolla Won't Start [dms13]
Apr 16, 2009 (10:19 am)
Just fyi my hubby was able to get it started. He thought i had some bad gas, so he added some stuff to the gas tank and about 10 min later it fired right up. I did stop at a station that isn't a major retailer so i am guessing it could have been some bad gas, or maybe water in the lines.I was just running late for work, needed gas bad and didn't wanna stop as i got closer to work (bad area of town)
I made a service appt for the weekend to have her checked out just in case. But she is running great now..
As for changing the oil, all you need is the special wrench and you are set! Good luck finding the right kind of oil! Where I am they had to order it for me because it's not a popular type in the south. I just call a month or so before it's due and go get it come home and change it. Simple as pie.
#453 of 1009 Re: 09 Corolla Won't Start [dms13]
Apr 16, 2009 (12:11 pm)
Glad you got everything all squared away with "her" and "she's" running great again. I agree, changing the oil is a snap. It's funny, I got my wife a 2009 Corolla XLE in the Barcelona Red color and she sounds just like you. She refers to her new Corolla as "she" and "her" also, LOL , why is it never a he or a him?
#454 of 1009 Re: 09 Corolla Won't Start [terceltom]
Apr 16, 2009 (12:21 pm)
I have the 09 S in the same red! Ha ha ha... this is my 1st 'girl' car all of my others have been guys. I donno how it became a 'she' maybe coz of the new curvy shape LOL
#455 of 1009 Re: 09 Corolla Won't Start [dms13]
Apr 16, 2009 (12:44 pm)
Wow, I really liked the looks of the "S" too. I like the way the sides look. She almost got the "S" also because you could get leather upholstery with that one and she really wanted leather.
#456 of 1009 Re: 09 Corolla Won't Start [terceltom]
Apr 16, 2009 (1:04 pm)
I just got the basic S nothing leather except the steering wheel.. No biggie. I also didn't get the spoiler coz it was so big! I did see one that's a lower profiled one, sorta like the Camry spoiler but haven't looked to see how much it is aftermarket. I heard they are high dollar so I'll just wait. We knew the finance person at the dealer so i got a great deal on just the right car for me. I felt special lol
I wanted an XRS but i can't drive a manual and they didn't have any in stock and didn't think they'd get one anytime soon.
#457 of 1009 Re: 09 Corolla Won't Start [dms13]
Apr 16, 2009 (1:09 pm)
She got the lower spoiler. Yea, I think it was expensive. She's very happy with the car even tough it's not the little red sports car she wanted. Good luck with yours and be safe and enjoy!
#458 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla brake noise [krisgold]
Apr 23, 2009 (9:05 am)
I had the same grinding noise when braking somewhat hard while driving forward. I finally took it to the dealership yesterday. They said the rotors were discolored and replaced them and the pads and also lubricated the calipers. My guess is there is a problem with the calipers and this will happen again. I had the car since June, it only has 13kmiles. This $465 brake job was done under warranty.
#459 of 1009 2009 Corolla Weird Idle when i am braking plz read
Apr 23, 2009 (5:03 pm)
hey guys. ok. my car has 5,900 miles on it. i purchased it in Sept 08. i do the oil changes my self and all of that, but it has nothing to do with it, because the problem i am experiencing has been happening since i got the car.
ok what happens is when the car is warmed up and i am driving lets say i am coming to a stop the rpms drop to about 600 and the car almost feels like it is going to die, i let go of the brake and the rpms go back up. i can do this repeatedly if i want to. no matter how fast or how slow i drive, when i press on the brake just before i come to a complete stop the care idles very weird... it like shakes, feels like i am driving a stick but my car is automatic...
i took it to the dealer and the dealer drove it and the guy said he did not experience anything and the car did not give out any codes or whatever.
has anyone experienced this issue ??
it pisses me off because it is a NEW car and i should not have this idle problem and feel it all the time when i am coming to a stop....
any help would be appreciated
#460 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Weird Idle when i am braking plz read [trickdaddy44]
Apr 23, 2009 (7:10 pm)
Yes that is weird. And I can understand your feeling the way you do. Why don't you take it back again to either the same dealer or a different Toyota dealer and YOU drive while they sit and experience what you say you can duplicate at anytime?