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#879 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [tlrbears]
Oct 28, 2011 (6:37 am)
I don't know if I agree with that assumption as all stations are required to adhere to specific regulations. With the Corollas there is a great fluctuation of gas mileage on the highway vs. gas mileage in the city. You can get 40mpg. (and in your case 45mpg.) on the highway and still only get 24 in the city; could this be your case?
Interesting that you posted this on the "Toyota Corolla problem and repairs" board rather than the "Toyota Corolla real world mpg." board. What sort of problems have you had with your Corolla. Being a 2009 you really shouldn't have had ANY problems so far other than the recalls.
#880 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [terceltom]
Oct 28, 2011 (7:14 am)
Unfortunately, I still have this obnoxious rattle coming in from the driver side B-pillar. I'm sure it has something to do with the fact a dent was removed from the driver side door....the Carfax was accident free when I purchased it but it is a little odd, no?
Either way, I've been to the Toyota dealership like 5 times. The first 3 times they thought I was crazy, and the last 2 times they actually heard the problem and have installed new parts but it still persists. I was actually looking up trade-in values for the car because that's how frustrated I am with this!!
I'm gonna be taking it to my independent mechanic ASAP and hopefully have better luck with him that the horrible service department.
#881 of 1009 inner tie rod
Nov 01, 2011 (6:35 am)
I have a 2009 base model corolla. I hit a curb over the weekend and bent my right front passenger side inner tie rod.
According to both the dealer and the toyota tech TIS site (I got a 2 day subscription to see about repairing myself) you can't replace an inner tie rod on this car! You have to replace the entire steering gear! This seems insane. I checked and you could replace just the inner tie rod on the last generation corolla. The different in parts cost is huge, $70 versus $890! Plus lots more labor.
Now my question is, can I replace the innter tie rod on this car. Even though toyota won't sell me the part or provide instructions, I do see that online car parts stores do sell the inner tie rod for this car.
So does anyone know if this repair (replacing the inner tie rod) is possible and where I could get instructions on doing it?
#882 of 1009 Buyer of Toyotas & Shade Tree Mechanics Beware!
Nov 01, 2011 (8:56 am)
There is no maintenance manual or repair manual available for the 2009 Corolla. You cannot even change a spark plug without it.
#883 of 1009 Re: Buyer of Toyotas & Shade Tree Mechanics Beware! [deerrobin]
Nov 03, 2011 (4:30 pm)
A quick Google shows they ARE available. How about this one?
http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/102820170-toyota-corolla-2009-2010-servic- - - e-repair-manual
True, there is no Haynes manual YET, but I am sure there will be soon. The last generation Corolla (2003-2008) has a Haynes manual available. Why not get a Toyota OEM one (better than Haynes, etc.). If you download, they are really cheap.
Also, plugs don't need to be changed for at least 100,000 miles.
#884 of 1009 2010 Corolla stereo problem
Nov 07, 2011 (6:09 pm)
So I hit a bump in the road and my stereo makes a loud continuous noise like a low pitched braaaaaap. I turned down the volume and the sound goes dead and won't come back on at any volume level unless I slam a door then it makes the loud noise again. I got another stereo online stuck it in and it does the same thing.
#885 of 1009 Re: 2010 Corolla stereo problem [waymer]
Nov 07, 2011 (7:26 pm)
Sounds like you might have a short in the wire going to the speaker in the door...might try disconnecting that speaker either at radio or at speaker and see if that corrects the noise. could try jiggling the wire as well to see if that causes noise to come and go. good luck!
#886 of 1009 Re: Buyer of Toyotas & Shade Tree Mechanics Beware! [deerrobin]
Nov 09, 2011 (2:37 pm)
You can pay $15 for a 2 day membership to the official toyota tech site and print out every repair manual, tsb, recall you want. And its what toyota dealer use.
Totally worth spending a few hours or a full day printing out every bit of maintenence you think you can do and simple repairs. Checking out the tsb's is a great idea if you are under warranty and can get them fixed for free.
#887 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Nov 09, 2011 (7:32 pm)
Ok, so I dropped off the Corolla yesterday and was given a rental so a technician can spend some time with the car. I was supposed to get a call today...but I didn't. The rental is free until tomorrow afternoon so I hope everything was taken care of! I've deemed it a 'demon rattle' at this point. It's like there's a bee buzzing in my ear whenever I accelerate. It's kind of maddening!
#888 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Nov 16, 2011 (7:06 am)
Regarding the obnoxious B-pillar rattle:
I bought the 2010 Corolla with 9500 miles on it last summer (original warranty intact). I have brought it to the dealership 5 times for a rattle in the driver side B-pillar. I have also complained because I found that there was a dent removed from the driver side door and I was displeased with discovering several small bumps from the tool used to remove the dent. I have a feeling that the two are related somehow. When I was shown the Carfax the report was clean (no-accident history).
My car has been at the dealership for over a week now and each time I call they say they cannot figure out the rattle. They can hear it, though.
I'm starting to get rather worried. What are my options if they claim they cannot solve the rattle? Can I demand they buy the car back, trade it in for a similar vehicle, give me a good price on a trade-in...? I need to know because this is absolute b.s. and I refuse to accept an "irreparable" 2010 Corolla with an excessive and unnatural rattle I dropped $15k on (and bought new tires for!!) just a few months ago.