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#967 of 1000 Re: 2009 Corolla Engine Grinding/rattling [cschneiderwa]
Sep 21, 2012 (8:16 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
#968 of 1000 Re: Engine Grinding noise [terceltom]
Sep 21, 2012 (8:18 am)
Wow. That’s rare.
#969 of 1000 Re: Engine Grinding noise [j06]
Sep 21, 2012 (12:17 pm)
Excellent price and low mileage but maybe they're low balling it because of the problem. Are you sure it's road noise your hearing and not the engine noise? I don't hear any road noise from my 2009. Are they giving you a certified warranty with it? Either way, Toyota or Honda you can't go wrong.
#970 of 1000 Re: Engine Grinding noise [terceltom]
Sep 21, 2012 (1:10 pm)
No. that’s the price they quoted for my car. I decided not to trade in. Very hard to find a good car for 10K. Next Week I will take my car to another dealer . Right now not a major issue. It might be the pulley.
#971 of 1000 Re: 2009 Corolla will not start in cold weather. [tigerfan87]
Sep 22, 2012 (9:32 am)
I know this is an old post. I hope you solved the problem by now.
I am not a Toyota owner. But my neighbor is having the same exact issue during dewy mornings or after a rain with her corolla (late 90? model). She would crank the starter 50 times or more before it gets going. This repeated starting attempts are very annoying and I almost want to volunteer to fix her corolla so I don't have to see her having the starting issue.
I had exactly the same symptom with Volvo 740. During the wet weather it wouldn't start. But later in the day it would start up like nothing happened, and once it starts up the car ran fine without any issue whatsoever. But the morning after the rain was the worst. I was expecting not to start on those mornings.
The solution with Volvo 740 was Fuel Pump Relay. The Relay will short with excess moisture, hence the fuel pump will not work. As the day warm up, the moisture disappears and the relay will function properly.
I replaced the fuel pump relay on that Volvo, and the problem was gone. Gone forever.
For your info. In Toyota vehicles, Fuel Pump Relay is called Circuit Opening Relay. The relay costs less than $10. Even if it doesn't work, it's worth a try, don't you think?
#972 of 1000 Air-Conditioning Issues on 2008 corolla
Oct 02, 2012 (3:55 am)
I have been having issues with the air-conditioner on my 2008 corolla, sometimes it cools and sometimes it does'nt. I replaced the AC relay and the issue appeared to have been sorted out but it started again after a while. Anyone has any clues what the problem could be?
#973 of 1000 Re: Air-Conditioning Issues on 2008 corolla [guru76]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 02, 2012 (9:01 am)
Has anyone checked the refrigerant level? Also, it's important that the cooling fan blow across the condenser at the appropriate times. So if your car has 2 fans, one for the engine and an auxiliary for when the AC is on, be sure that second fan is kicking in.
If none of those ideas work, you may have to have the car scanned for trouble codes, or taken to an AC specialist---perhaps you have an issue with the orifice/expansion valve (not sure which system your car uses).
#974 of 1000 2009 Multiple Actuator Failure
Oct 04, 2012 (7:54 pm)
#975 of 1000 2009 Multiple Actuator Failures
Oct 04, 2012 (7:54 pm)
Back in May the front passenger-side actuator on my 2009 Corolla LE failed, so I shelled out about $500 in parts and labor to have it replaced. This morning I went to get in my car to go to work and my door wouldn't open... Seems that now the front driver-side actuator has failed!
The car is 4 years old and has 38,000 miles on it, but multiple actuator failure on the car just seems, well, highly improbable. Has anyone else experienced this or do I just have bad luck?
#976 of 1000 Digital thermometer
Jan 27, 2013 (11:47 am)
I have always owned multiple Toyotas simultaneously. I have always noticed that on my 2009 Corolla the digital thermometer reads and reacts much slower to outside temperature changes than my other Toyotas do. I have a 2001 Corolla that changes immediately when I pull out of my warm garage into the cold, but my 2009 Corolla will take up to 5 to 10 minutes to read the accurate outside temperature. Anyone else notice this? Is there a reset I could possibly do?