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#950 of 1009 Re: faulty water pump ruins engine on 2009 Toyota Corolla [kbrannon1]
May 26, 2012 (7:05 pm)
Just had the engine in our 2009 Corolla replaced (under PowerTrain warranty) as water pump failed and caused engine and associated systems to fail. We purchased this car "used" with 29,000 miles in 2011. Mechanic told me that water pumps on any 2009 Corollas that come in for ANY service are automatically checked for pre-mature failure. We are very thankful that all parts, including an entire new engine, and labor was covered by Toyota. We strongly recommend that anyone with a 2009 Corolla, that have previously had no major service, have their water pump checked. If you are outside the warranty period, replacement of a water pump is cheaper than the entire engine.
#951 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Weird Idle when i am braking plz read [trickdaddy44]
May 28, 2012 (8:58 pm)
Mine was doing same thing now it is getting worse and dies I was able to put in neutral but know idle drops and raises in neutral has been in for diagnosis three times and they cannot find the issue no codes are showing on car .
water pump transmission have been replaced burns oil tires and brakes have bought toyota for years this is my last one.
#952 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Starting Noise / Issues [bebryant08]
May 28, 2012 (9:03 pm)
They must all do this mine is the same POS
#953 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Weird Idle when i am braking plz read [toyodave5]
May 29, 2012 (4:37 am)
Did you by the car new? The whole things seems so weird that your having so many problems that others have not, (transmission?, brakes?, oil burning?)
#954 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Starting Noise / Issues [toyodave5]
May 29, 2012 (4:39 am)
LOL, no sorry, they don't all do this !
#955 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Starting Noise / Issues [terceltom]
May 29, 2012 (8:45 am)
I guess he did not see post # 923 about the JD Powers 3 year dependability study, or Consumer Reports!
#956 of 1009 Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts
Jul 25, 2012 (11:05 am)
for my 2009 corolla 21K miles
For the past few weeks on cold starts. I turn the ignition and as soon as the motor kicks in, there is this loud grinding/rattling sound for about one or two seconds. It only seems to do it when the motor has been off for at least a couple of hours. The sound went away for few days.. then it came back.. The degree of noise depends on the length of time it has been off (i.e. it is usually longest and loudest in the morning, shortest when you start up again after few hours).
I found below TSB.
Did any one of this forum experienced this problem ?. How long it took to fix ?
#957 of 1009 Toyota Corrola 2009 A/C not cooling
Jul 26, 2012 (2:29 pm)
Purchased my 2009 Corolla XLE with a Five year warranty from Toyota (warranty should be good until April 2014) My air-conditioning was working perfectly for the first three years and recently during June only works intermittently (inability to produce cold air) it blows but not as good as before.
Called Toyota and I was advised it would cost $280.00 to service. Booked it in for the service then Toyota asked if I was sure I wanted to have the a/c repaired as they could not find anything wrong with it. Well I agreed to see how it goes and try it out for a few days. The problem continued and I booked the my car in again for the a/c repair and oil change.
Received a call from Toyota again that there is nothing wrong with my a/c and I was only billed for new oil change .
The same problem continues… took my carback to Toyota the cold air works but agree it’s fine in the early morning when it’s not hot and you don’t need much air. But if my car stands in the sun all day and you get into at 4:pm in the hot summer afternoon the a/c just cannot cool my car anymore like it used to. So drove the 25 miles home with nonfunctioning A/C direct to Toyota they took my car to the back and again called me to the back and they somehow managed to get it to blow cold again better than what it was but not really like when I had my car for the first three years (only 21000 miles driven.)
They asked me if my car had been in an accident which it has not. They still insist that they cannot find anything wrong with my cars a/c and if I continue to have problems I must bring my car back to them. I feel that I’m am going insane with dealing with Toyota not to mention the time wasted taking it to them for three times already.
Clearly there is a problem with the thermostat and Toyota keep on doing the sidestep in committing to do any repairs. I used to be a proud and satisfied Toyota customer but not anymore.
How do I get a car with a/c that works ? trade it in and buy a new car ?
This situation is so ridiculous !! so much for Toyota’s five year warranty that I paid an additional $2,000 .00 for
Anyone with a similar problem ?
#958 of 1009 Re: Toyota Corrola 2009 A/C not cooling [mike7945]
Jul 26, 2012 (2:47 pm)
Let me start by stating the price you paid for the 5 year warranty ($2000.00) sounds outrages. But anyway, I also have a 2009 XLE I bought new in 2008. I do notice the A.C. in my 2009 does not cool as good as my 2001 Corolla LE. That being said, the only problem I have experienced with the A.C. in the 2009 is the stinky odor from the evaporator coil. There is a TSB out for the odor which many have experienced. They will replace the evaporator under warranty but it's really a labor intensive job where they have to tear apart the whole dash just to get to the evaporator coil. I chose to just put up with the smell as it's only for the first two minutes when you turn on the A.C. Below is the TSB link for the evaporator
#959 of 1009 Re: Toyota Corrola 2009 A/C not cooling [mike7945]
Jul 26, 2012 (6:23 pm)
It's time that you part ways with that dealer and find another one. Good luck.