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#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.
#861 of 1009 Re: [cass01] rev drop suggestion
Aug 01, 2011 (10:16 am)
"The dealer basically said that all Toyota's did this and to just deal with it." Hmm, heard that one before...
Anyway, I would suggest if are driving 30-40MPH try bumping it from 'D' to '3' and see is that helps. I surprised (no, not really) that the dealer/service rep couldn't even recommend that to you.
As per my manual on p139 shift position 3 can handle up to 81MPH for either the 2.4L or 1.8L. Hope it helps.
Aug 01, 2011 (11:07 am)
I don't know, it sounds like basic automatic upshifting to me. RPM's will drop when it upshifts.