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  1. Just letting everyone know that I figured out what I was doing wrong. I used a socket (17mm) to loosen it as much as I could. Then I removed the socket and at the end of the bolt.(the end where you start the nut on) there is a opening where you have to put a allen key (6mm). Then you have to use a open or closed end wrench while holding the bolt from turning with the allen key.
  2. Hello, I have a 2003 ce and want to replace the front struts. I can remove all the nuts(2 lower, brake hose bolt, 3 nuts on top). My problem is I can't remove the nut on the stabilizer bar. I can loosen it but it doesn't come off. I can ratchet it for as long as i want. It feels like the whole bolt is turning. The back of the bolt is a flat metal disk shape with a rubber padding that goes against the strut. When I start to loosen the nut I can see the bar separating from the strut and there is a little play but once I reach a certain point the nut just keep turning but doesn't come off. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
  3. Hello, can anyone tell me if there is a light bulb under the automatic gear shifter for a 2003 corolla.The one that illuminates the PRNDL. I bought the car new and there is no light. I thought that was normal until I watched a video on how to change the bulb for the years 2003-2008. Thanks.
  4. welcome back.. Thought you might have upgraded to the BMW or Porsche forum.
  5. I heard it was deliberately made that way. If your brakes fail then you can bang it into N and then apply the hand brakes to slow down to a stop... don't know if that's true or not.
  6. thanks for the repies...I remember reading that someone else had the same issue and provided a drawing or diagram. can't find it for the life of me. don't know if it was on this site or the other one.. one more question...what is the best way to check if you have a leak in the exhaust manifold. don't have access to a smoke machine and will not pay a dealer an excssive amount for that service. will good old soapy water do?
  7. I want to replace my front o2 sensor but I have this problem. I'm a bit embarrAssed to ask but I can't disconnect the plug .There is a lever or tab on the top. I tried pressing down or lifting up but can't get the plug to come off. I don't want to force it and break the tab off because it looks kind of delicate.I'm sure there is a certain way they come apart but I can't see it. any help would be appreciated. 2003 corolla ce
  8. Thanks for the reply Fish. first I thought it was the belt making the chirping noise and replaced it. noise was still there so it was the tensioner. replaced it with the hydraulic.the tension was a lot stiffer with the new one which probably explained the chirping noise. I think the belt was just slack enough to cause it to slip making the noise. new tensioner=no more noise=happy thanks again.
  9. I 'm planning on changing my belt tensioner.(2003 corolla).the one on now uses hydraulic, I saw one that uses a spring. what do you think would be better? spring cost a little more but is it worth it? Thanks.
  10. what is the size belt that would fit a 2003 corolla 1.8 ....thanks I think it's 74 inches. I tried looking it up but kept seeing a couple of different sizes. I assume the 60.5 inch would be without a/c. Do they acually make cars without a/c?
  11. Hi. I would like to know how you calculate your mpg. I heard of a few ways people do it.
  12. I have a 2003 ce with 290.000 klms. I heard and read that the odometer stops working at 299.000 klms and you have to take it to the dealer to have it reset to 0. Then they put a sticker on the side of door stating it was reset at 299.000 klms.. Has anyone experienced that issue.I heard that you where still responsible to pay for this faulty gauge. about $200 thanks
  13. ok. thanks. found some that are 6.4mm dia . Is the stem length important because the ones I found are a bit longer? thanks again.
  14. thanks Dom...exactly what I'm looking for. what is the diameter of the hole? there are two different sizes in your links...not much of a difference and probably doesn't matter.{ 6,7mm and 7 mm}