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#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.
#918 of 1009 Front Break Pads
Feb 06, 2012 (11:15 am)
My 2009 Corolla 17,000 miles might need new front pads .. At 15K service, the advisor told me that I definitely need front break pads.. You won’t drive another month with the ones you have on.. I declined it… I was thinking about changing it.. Its only 17K.. I really don’t need to do any rotor work…
Which brand is the best… ??
I was going with Duralast regular pads from Autozone for $41.99 ..
Any Suggestions ?? Ceramic is better ??
#919 of 1009 Re: Front Break Pads [j06]
Feb 06, 2012 (11:30 am)
Get a second and a third opinion. Most of the time when you go to a dealership they lie. I am at 36,000 miles and have yet to do anything to my breaks. They (dealership) has never mentioned anything of the sort to me. Definetly would get more than one opinion. Good Luck!
#920 of 1009 Re: Front Break Pads [mariec55]
Feb 06, 2012 (12:20 pm)
I heard that some of the 09 models came with pads that wear prematurely…
I will only change after another evaluation. What you think Duralast / Wagner / Hawk ??
#921 of 1009 Re: inner tie rod [jettafan03]
Feb 07, 2012 (8:32 am)
I never found a seperate part and ended up replacing the whole thing at the dealership. Luckily I was able to file an insurance claim and they paid for it.
I'll never buy another Toyota thats for sure. This is a common repair on any car. You can hit a curb just about anytime. For them to design the car this way is just insane. Even the guys at the dealership could not figure out why they changed the design since the part is almost exactly the same design as the last one.
#922 of 1009 Re: Starting Trouble [09corollaowner]
Feb 12, 2012 (2:37 pm)
Hi i'm having the same issue. Did you find the problem? have taken the starter out and tested it and its fine have replaced the starter ignition switch didn't work. left now wit hthe relay??