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#851 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [bob436]
Jun 10, 2011 (12:39 pm)
I believe you brought up your credit first, but anyway perhaps we should stay on topic, does anyone have any "2009 Toyota Corolla Problems and Repairs" we could discuss?
How about this one? I had my water pump replaced two weeks ago on my 2009 Corolla XLE. It has only 15,000 miles on it but I had it 34 months already. Took it in for the pedal cut down and I just mentioned to the dealer of just a slight odor of coolant, never any symptoms. I was pleasantly surprised when I picked it up that they did a water pump replacement no questions asked. Dealer said he didn't want to take any chances with my warranty expiring very soon. Now that's real TOYOTA LOYALTY ! ! !
#852 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [terceltom]
Jun 10, 2011 (4:34 pm)
Water pump is warranted for 5 years, 60,000 miles (power train). Water pumps seem to be a problem, but I read elsewhere that Toyota has put in a better design one when you get it replaced.
#853 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [terceltom]
Jun 10, 2011 (6:11 pm)
We have a 2009 Corolla also. It has 25000 miles on it and we are at 34 months. We just had the water pump replaced. I had been hearing a slight high pitched squeaking with the blower OFF and when I turned the blower on the squeaking would speed up and then stop. I took it in to the dealer and the tech almost immediately said it was the water pump. There was evidence of coolant on the belt. (By the way, the water pump is covered by the 60,000 mile powertrain warranty).
This makes me a little nervous about another potential recall for Toyota. Why in the world are water pumps going out at ridiculously low mileage? There is no reason for them to be going out. The tech was not surprised when he saw the pump was bad. Told me it was the seal. Not good Toyota, not good.
#854 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [mcdawgg]
Jun 11, 2011 (5:37 am)
That's good to know!
#857 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [mcdawgg]
Jul 30, 2011 (9:39 am)
"Water pumps seem to be a problem, but I read elsewhere that Toyota has put in a better design one when you get it replaced. "
Would you happen to have the link to share? TIA
Found some. No need to post link. TY.
#858 of 1009 Re: Too hot in here [cass01]
Jul 31, 2011 (5:01 am)
Well like any other new vehicles sometimes a major part does not work out like the manufacturer had hoped it would. Anyway, the reason the tech. knew the pump was likely bad immediately was because a TSB has been issued for these bad water pumps, Had mine replaced on my 2009 at 15.000 miles.
#859 of 1009 Water pump
Jul 31, 2011 (4:53 pm)
I just hope the new pumps are better than the ones they replace. I REALLY don't want to replace it every 15-20 thousand miles.
#860 of 1009 Re: [nshahzad]
Jul 31, 2011 (5:03 pm)
Oh boy oh boy, did you ever touch a nerve. We have a 09 Corolla that has done that since day one. It now has 25,000 miles. The dropping of rev's is really bad around 30-40 mph. It was horrible when we first purchased the car. The dealer basically said that all Toyota's did this and to just deal with it. We took the car to another dealer and he reset the computer which did help some, but it still wants to drop rev's when in the 30-40 range. However, with the cruise on, it only does it occasionally.
If you have come across a solution to the problem, PLEASE let me know. I would love to keep my sanity when I have to drive 30 mph.