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#901 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [mcdawgg]
Dec 18, 2011 (8:15 pm)
I do have a question. Since purchasing the car there have been numerous occasions where there has been a very loud 'clunk' sound that sounds like it's underneath the car when braking going through potholes. More noticeable when the front tires are going through the bumps. Almost sounds like something has dropped from beneath the car. The brake pedal also jitters pretty violently under these circumstances. Could there also be a suspension issue with the vehicle?
#902 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Dec 19, 2011 (6:55 am)
It is the ABS system - normal.
#903 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [mcdawgg]
Dec 19, 2011 (8:51 am)
Kind of unnerving hearing a shudder going over bumps/potholes...and I've driven a number of cars with ABS that haven't done that. Interesting.
#904 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Dec 23, 2011 (5:57 pm)
You really need to dump this car...every so often you come up with more things you don't like. Why do you still own a car you obviously complain so much about? Cut it from the herd already!
#905 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [sandman_6472]
Dec 23, 2011 (11:03 pm)
Well if it wasn't for massive depreciation loss I would...I'm looking for deals out there. I have had quite a number of problems with the car spending over 2 weeks out of the last 5 months in the shop getting airbags replaced and whatnot. There are a few more rattles here and there...I'm just exhausted going to and from the dealership (40 min drive one way) so I'm cranking up the music and ignoring it. Still, kind of annoying having these problems on a car with less than 16k miles on it.
#906 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Dec 26, 2011 (4:59 pm)
I hear ya on that so maybe just best to crank up your tunes and let it be for awhile. I had a year old used Corolla back in '97 and finally just forgot about the bad things and after awhile, it stopped bothering me. So if the car is getting you good mileage and the stereo is good, I'd keep on truckin' and deal with it down the road some. It'll aggravate ya to death, so just don't let it as it's only a car.
#907 of 1009 Re: inner tie rod [etho1416]
Jan 09, 2012 (9:37 pm)
I have the same problem and the dealer said i have to buy the whole thing for over $900 and they said that the older corollas sell them apart. i keep trying to look for a part of it and i cant find it. Where did you get yours at?
#908 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [sandman_6472]
Jan 13, 2012 (11:02 pm)
So they've had to replace the center dome light fixture that was loose and was causing rattles. There's still an odd one above the front passengers head, it even rattles for a bit after the car is stopped.
When I got the car back the dealership had an inspection sheet saying the tire tread was 9/32nds. That's good, until I realize I had Michelin X Radials put on less than 2000 miles ago that started with 10/32nds. Does that first 1/32 wear out really fast or is there something else wrong? I bought the car with 7/32nds on some Goodyears that were needing replacement pretty much within 4k miles, figured it was crappy OEMS but this does seem odd? I really wish I could dump this car, but I can't afford it at the moment!
#909 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Jan 15, 2012 (2:48 pm)
Have you looked at the tires yourself?
Measurements like that generally have a tolerance of +/- one count.
There's some interpretation there.
#910 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [circuitsmith]
Jan 15, 2012 (3:22 pm)
Yes, I have looked at the tires myself. When I got the tires it was a solid 10/32nd" all around, and now it is a solid 9/32nd." I even have a diagnostic check list from a month ago when the dealership was dealing with another rattle that said 10/32nd" was left. At this rate these 80k rated tires from Michelin will be used up by 16k miles!!