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#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.
#960 of 1009 2009 Corolla Engine Grinding/rattling
Aug 02, 2012 (7:35 am)
Yesterday evening I dropped my 09 corolla at 20K miles to the dealership for cold start rattle/grinding noise from top of the engine. I mentioned the TSB on camshaft but the service guy was not interested about the TSB. He asked like you donít have extended warranty?. I said Toyota should cover this since I am within the power train warranty period. He told if the mechanic starts the car and hear the noise tomorrow. He will look on it. If any thing Toyota covers you donít have to pay for it. But if they donít cover and you do not want to be fixed here.. I will be charging you $150 for diagnosis.
Just called today morning.. the mechanic is still looking at the car...
I am thinking like as soon as I get the car back.. I will trade in for a new Camry. I am afraid this one.. also after driving for a while grr.. grr.. grrr noise seems to come from the water pump assembly ..
#961 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Engine Grinding/rattling [j06]
Aug 02, 2012 (9:31 am)
Yea, water pumps are bad on the 2009's - TSB on that too - had mine replaced on my 2009 Corolla under warranty - no questions asked
#962 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Engine Grinding/rattling [terceltom]
Aug 02, 2012 (9:40 am)
for the water pump did you hear grrr...grrr....grrrr noise with idle ?
How long did your dealer took to diagnose & fix ?
#963 of 1009 Engine Grinding noise
Aug 27, 2012 (11:01 am)
My car having engine grinding noise, as soon as the motor kicks in hears a loud grinding/rattling noise. Dealer checked and said they could not duplicate the sound. But I still hear it. Not every start itís only after sitting for 3 or 4 hours. Some times even after sitting for a while it starts normally. I was searching many forums. Some said its ignition module, some said distributors, some said flying wheel. Toyota has the TSB out for camshaft gear assembly. Did any one experiencing this problem right now?
How do I force the dealer to perform the TSB on my vehicle? No use of calling Toyota..
#964 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Engine Grinding/rattling [j06]
Sep 19, 2012 (6:27 pm)
It's probably your alternator. I'm a mechanic and my girlfriend drives this car. She has put in four replacement alternators. When her new alternator is going bad, her engine sounds like a diesel truck. This model year toyota, came factory with a bad part. Only certain vin numbers are incorporated. Toyota released a technical service bulletin (T-SB-0004-11, date of issue January 5 2011) that under warranty, covers cars under 3 years or 36,000 miles. "Some 2009-2010 model year Corolla vehicles may exhibit a condition where the charging system light is "ON", the alternator is in operative, and/or there is abnormal noise from the engine compartment. This may be cause by the pulley not being seated correctly. The pulley has been updated to correct this condition. Use the following procedure to diagnose and repair the alternator." This is from the online repair manual we use at my shop. Toyota has engineered a new part, however, you can only buy it from Toyota, as they have not released the specs. If you go to an auto parts store to buy a cheaper part, they will sell you an alternator that was to designed to fail. I am speaking from experience.
If you plan to trade your car in, as a mechanic, I would refer you to a Honda dealer or private owner. I always have, and always will own a Honda. Parts are cheap, available and long-lasting. Honda also continue to hold the highest resale value. Something to think about if you don't plan on owning a car forever.
PS-I do NOT work for Honda. This is not a plug.
#965 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Engine Grinding/rattling [cschneiderwa]
Sep 20, 2012 (5:22 pm)
'06 Civic LX and still am very happy with the car. Sure there have been some TSB's done and a couple other little problems, but with a 1st year model, one expects certain things will crop up. And not really sure what else I'd buy as a replacement for it? Especially in it's price range. And to be honest, I couldn't justify spending C Class or 3 Series $ on a vehicle no matter how well it drove. As much as I love cars, just couldn't spend that kind of change on a vehicle.
#966 of 1009 Re: Engine Grinding noise [j06]
Sep 20, 2012 (5:49 pm)
I had no noises or symtoms whatsoever before water pump was replaced. The car was in for state inspection and my warranty was about to expire; the Toyota dealer suggested they replace the water pump just in case it was a bad one and it possibly might cause a problem after the warranty expired and they didn't want me to have to pay for it.
This is the difference between the two dealers. My dealer actually looked out for me where as your dealer couldn't be bothered.
#967 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Engine Grinding/rattling [cschneiderwa]
Sep 21, 2012 (7:16 am)
I did show a mechanic (friend) checked whole system, nothing wrong. He said might be some thing out of position inside the engine, also mentioned about this pulley. Contacted regional office, they recommended to check with another dealer.
Toyota dealer quoted 10,600 (2009 with 23K miles). I like the car, quiet, smooth and 35mpg highway. I will wait for 2014 corolla or buy 2013 Accord. For Honda, Material quality is excellent but road noise is still major issue. I am leaning toward owning a Honda for the fist time