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  2. I have a Toyota 20-r engine it has a 5 speed manual transmission. What year? not sure. I think it was out of a truck. What I would like to know what type of Automatic tranny would bolt up to the existing 20-r engine. contact me at "griecoma@hotmail.com"
  3. Should be faster now, a little bit.
  4. 03Corolla9thGenCE

    High speed clunk, vibrations

    Hey, Thanks for changing wheels and tire! That helps to narrow it down. I had issue with tire being out of round, which was only noticeable at higher speeds. Check out this YouTube video. You may want to comment on it to get the perspective of the YouTuber ... Maybe this might be the solution??
  5. drewwarntjes

    High speed clunk, vibrations

    So I put my summer wheels on the rear and noise persists so I can eliminate tires and rims as the culprit. I sat in the trunk with someone else driving and noise seems to be right at the right rear wheel. Couldn’t really feel it through the strut mount though. think it could be something to do with my brakes, or wheel bearing? Does not hum like a bearing though. More of a knocking. Or just replace struts and go from there. Thanks
  6. Dave

    Handling In High Crosswinds

    I would certainly advocate for better tires. A few months after I bought a _new_ Corolla, I replaced the tires. The OEMs tend to be whatever's cheapest for the company. My theory is that tire makers make a rubbish line that they practically give away to automakers, knowing most people replace their original tires with the exact same brand and model, because “the factory knows best.” New tires were the best change I could have made, IMHO... but they did nothing for crosswinds. I agree that dropping the car probably isn't a great idea, and most drop kits are poorly designed in any case (that is, they drop the car but do not do anything about the now-incorrect suspension geometry, and reduce the useful lifespan of the car/suspension). Opening the windows should indeed help, and I have also found it helpful to have one front and the diagonal rear open if any are open at all. The problem with any open windows is the parachute effect.
  7. Guest

    Engine Wire Connectors

    Frambus connection.
  8. Dave

    Spammers....

    These spammers were kinda clever. But obnoxious. I've implemented two changes in response, one of which is filtering those four letters that occur before any URL. I realize that will be a pain for legit links so contact me if it's a problem.
  9. 03Corolla9thGenCE

    High speed clunk, vibrations

    I would first rotate your tires (rear to front). If issue follows the tires, they may be "out of round". If issue persists in rear, you know your tires are good. I would then jack up the rear end of the car and inspect shocks for any sign of leakage. Also, look for any cracks, holes from runs (indicates weak body structure). In the very least, look in your trunk - be sure to inspect area for spare tire, maybe something is loose there. If possible make a YouTube video. It could be an audio-only recording. You could put your phone in the trunk get up to speed, when sound happens, pull over and stop recording. This may help others diagnose issue.
  10. drewwarntjes

    High speed clunk, vibrations

    Hello, 2007 corolla le 125000 miles. Rear end of Car is making loud clunking and vibration going at high speeds 70mphs. Nothing below that, but when i get to 70 almost immediately starts to clunk and clunks in responds to uneven road surfaces and bumps. After coming off highway will continue noise for a little while longer but then disappears. Any ideas are helpful.
  11. Guest

    High-beam Dash Light Blinking

    I also have a 2001 Corolla and it doing the exact same thing. Has been doing this for about a month now. All my lights seem to be working fine. Seems like it has to be some kind of code? Would appreciate any solutions.
  12. Guest

    Handling In High Crosswinds

    I found the best way to to drive any Corolla in cross winds or high winds on the open highway or any freeway is to lower the driver side window halfway and lower the rear passenger side window halfway. This it helps stabilize the the car and you will have to adjust the windows to your preferred setting that works for your car. The car is lightweight and there is nothing you can really do to make it act like a mid sized sedan that cost 5 to 10k more. Any add on or dropping the car or tire changes will alter your fuel efficiency and dropping your car makes it even more dangerous for you when driving next to SUVs trucks a commercial vehicles as you already know that your car already sits lower then those vehicles and they have a hard time seeing you as it is
  13. Guest

    A Camry's V6 In A Corolla

    yes you can but the camry and corolla have to be from the same year, remember camrys have 4cyl also the only difference is the mounts,buy a crashed camry from coparts.com everything you need is in it already, what you want to do has been done its very common in Puerto Rico, they put v6s in civics, mitsubishi mirages and other small cars from the bigger versions
  14. Dave

    2013 AC stopped working

    This may or may not be the correct diagram.
  15. Some online places have charts too
  16. 03Corolla9thGenCE

    How long does a Toyota last?

    My 2003 CE has over 299,999 miles. The 9th gen Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Pontiac Vibe, and some Prius have odometer that stops at 299,999. Since my odometer has been maxed out, I've used tripmeter A to track mileage above 299,999. That tripmeter is over 20k. I only do normal maintenance, but am religious about doing my own oil changes.
  17. dave30076

    How long does a Toyota last?

    It's 14 years after this thread was started, but I'll add my input. I bought my 2004 Corolla S (5 speed) in October 2003, so it's a bit over 15 years old, with over 186,000 miles. Only things I've had to do is the serpentine belt, and the starter, above any normal maintenance and wear items (tires, breaks. My first set of front disc brakes lasted 65,000 miles, the second set lasted about 120,000 miles. I don't obsess over maintenance, or baby it. I just drive it and it keeps on driving. I've started to look at a new car, and I lean toward the Hyundai Elantra, several thousand cheaper than a Corolla, and I really like the look better.
  18. dave30076

    Starter, or alternator?

    It was the starter. I was able to get a remanufactured starter from Advance for $70 (employee price, I know the manager really well), and a local shop installed it for $60. Runs and starts great now.
  19. 03Corolla9thGenCE

    Starter, or alternator?

    The alternator supplies power once the engine is started. You can have your alternator tested for free and some auto parts stores. You may want to call around for that. My suspicion is the starter, as that is what turns the engine over to start it. It uses electricity from the battery. Maybe this video may help? It isn't a Corolla, as it is a Camry, but it should help.
  20. A little history. I have a 2004 Corolla S, 5 speed manual. 186,000 miles, car has been rock solid. I had an issue the other morning, when I went to start the car, nothing. I could hear a very faint humming noise. I made sure it wasn't the clutch interlock, it's not. I did a little internet research, seemed to point to the starter. Folks had said it would come and go as a problem. A hour later, it started just fine. Been working fine until tonight. I came home from work, stopped at Taco Bell. When coming out to restart, same thing...nothing. I don't believe it to be the battery, I have one of those little portable pre-charged things that will provide 750 CCA. It is fully charged (charged the other day), I hooked it up to the battery, fired it up, still no start. One weird thing I have noticed when starting some recently, it will crank really well, but near the end of the crank, it sounds like a brief metal-on-metal sound for maybe a half second right when it starts. So, my question to you, does this sound like a starter problem, or something with the alternator?
  21. 03Corolla9thGenCE

    Headlamp Assembly Removal

    I have full confidence you can do this without need for a mechanic.
  22. Guest

    Headlamp Assembly Removal

    Thanks, 03Corolla9thGenCE. Will take a look at that video now.
  23. 03Corolla9thGenCE

    Headlamp Assembly Removal

    I replaced both of my front headlight assemblies on my 03 Corolla, with ones I bought online from eBay. They ended up being a brand called Spyder and look great. It is not too difficult to remove the front bumper cover. A lot of people call it the bumper, but it is in fact a bumper cover. There are probably videos on YouTube to guide you. I didn't need any special tools, just a flat-type screwdriver to pop out the plastic clips. For the other items there were a few bolts (10mm) that could also be removed with a Philips-head screw driver instead of wrench/socket set. This is also a good time to replace all bulbs with new ones, as once the headlight assembly is out, it is so much easier to do so. You can also do some good cleaning where dust and dirt collect. I would suggest doing this if you can. It really isn't that hard.
  24. Guest

    Headlamp Assembly Removal

    Hi, everyone. Thank you for this helpful information! Like fishexpo101, I, too, have an '02 Corolla. Mine is an S. I think your wife is very lucky that she has you to keep her car running. I know the problem with my headlight is due to the pigtail connector. First, my regular mechanic said fixing my broken headlight requires replacing the entire headlight assembly. He also said that, since replacing the headlight assembly involves taking off the bumper, I should order both headlight assemblies online – because I could get a better price than he could get for me – and he would replace both headlight assemblies at one time. I think it was possibly about an hour and a half labor, and slightly more because he was going to have to fiddle with the connector. But then another mechanic at a service station managed just to clean out the corrosion in the pigtail connector on my one bad headlight, and it worked again. For a little while. (Great while it lasted, but for other reasons I don't really want to go back to that guy.) This car is unfortunately kind of beat, great car as it should and could be, to last a long time. I'm confused that my regular mechanic, historically so reliable, would say I need what seems like a relatively big job -- replacing the headlight assembly (does that in fact require taking off the bumper on this car?) -- if it's possible to just change out the pigtail. I don't need better headlights. The headlights are fine, even if they're a little cloudy -- fits with all the other things less than perfect on this poor old set of wheels. Probably I should just talk to my regular mechanic, but I haven't been able to get over there (and maybe he's tired of me calling, which I did kind of a lot asking advice about buying tires, which he doesn't sell). What you guys managed to do and to describe so well in this thread, from what I can make out, looks a little complicated. Maybe my regular guy figured it was enough labor to change out the pigtail, so that, for that same amount of labor, he might as well replace the headlights altogether, and then, for the price of the parts, I would have better headlights? Would welcome your thoughts! Thank you so much.
  25. TOYOTA CARROLLA ENGINES STRONGER THAN AN ANVIL BEEN PERFECTED AFTER MAKING THEM FOR OVER 52 YRS . ONLY AMER. MODEL IS FORDS PANTHER PLATFORMS MERC. GRAND MARKQ. AND CROWN VIC . 4.6 LEGENDARY ENGINE & TRANSM. BEST ENGINES AND TRANSM. EVER TO COME OUT OF OLD HENRY'S FACTORY CAN GO EASY 4X ROUND WORLD. SHAME HALTED PROD. 2011. SO GO WITH CARROLLA . A JBH PROD. NYC
  26. TerrySmith

    License Plate Lights, 2004 Corolla

    Yep, you're right. That's actually the correct way to identify and locate a bulb. But I prefer buying them online..
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