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#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!!
#911 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Jan 16, 2012 (7:23 am)
I don't think it's valid to extrapolate from 1/32" of wear.
Besides the one count tolerance new tire rubber is at its softest, and maybe even softer at the surface.
#912 of 1009 2009 Corolla LE alternator & water pump
Jan 14, 2012 (6:25 am)
#913 of 1009 2009 Corolla LE alternator & water pump
Jan 13, 2012 (4:26 pm)
I just had to replace my alternator on my 2009 Corolla LE. It only had 108k kms on it. I do not think I should have had to replace it this soon. The bearings went. I heard a grinding noise and it had an burning smell. My last car (2004 Corolla CE) had almost 200k kms on it and all I replaced on it were the tires, breaks, and a couple of lights. Now I get this new car and in the last 2 weeks I have replaced the water pump (covered by Toyota) and the alternator (not covered). I spoke to 2 mechanics and they were both shocked as well that the alternator went. Toyota would not budge on replacing it for free. Has anyone else had their water pump or alternator go this soon?
#914 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla LE alternator & water pump [miltonguy]
Jan 14, 2012 (6:25 am)
Yes, I had my 2009 water pump replaced because some were faulty; (covered under warranty).
#915 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [circuitsmith]
Jan 17, 2012 (11:39 am)
Ok, thanks! I don't want to live in the 'what if' world buuut, if in the next 2k miles the tread continues to go down what should I check out? The whole suspension?
#916 of 1009 Re: Accelerator pedal [kruso]
Jan 31, 2012 (1:55 pm)
I wondering if I'm having the same problem. I have an 09 Carolla that makes excessive noise under acceleration and crusing speeds. It almost sounds like I have the car in reverse. I was told that it may be due to the fact that there are only 4 speeds in the automatic or it may be dureto the lack of sound deadning material in the car. I have not taken the car to the dealership because I bought it used and am afraid it will cost a mint to fix plus I have to use it everyday. Wondering if you have learned anything else since your post.
#917 of 1009 Re: Accelerator pedal [sban226]
Feb 01, 2012 (6:36 am)
Sounds like your car is over reving; perhaps your driving in "3rd" gear instead of "D"? The stick has to be pushed to the right side to be in "D". Many people have made this mistake initially.