P calls back and says they got the recalls fixed and their Tech said the noise was the Cam Shaft Timing Gear Assembly! Both times it totally froze up, not rotating at all. Too bad Toyota doesn't recognize it publicly. No shops open Christmas Day, of course so I have been without my car now 4 days. Attached is a list of similar complaints when I looked up water pump failure in 2014. Continued to drive the car all day.
If they just replaced the accessory belt s and not the timing belt, but did the water pump and refitted the old belt, I think you may have been ripped off unless the timing belt has less than 30,000 miles on it. I mentioned to the Service Asst. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. So, I wrote that I wanted these recalls fixed also and to check the noise. The problem has progressed to the point that he has a difficult time seeing the road at night. Today's Featured Cost Articles About CostHelper CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services.
Update from Jul 29, 2012 : 1,000 mile, 2-month, oil consumption test was completed with only a fraction of oil missing this time. It's probably been on every car you've ever owned, but just not in a position where you can see it. I got myself safely off the highway when my battery and check engine lights came on and smoke rose from under the hood-- the water pump had seized, the serp belt stopped turning, my engine overheated, spitting burnt coolant. He said they only last about that long. I'm the original owner of this car since 2008 and there was no graffiti on it. Most manufactures recommend changing the water pump and timing belt If applicable around 100k miles.
The contact stated that the plastic headlight coverings were discolored, which caused poor visibility while driving at night. Maybe this time I'll stop by, because I think it's on the way to the Toyota Dealer. I don't think I was rude by what I said. Radiator, belts pulleys, front of the engine just to get space to even work. He said it starts off as a few small drips and gets bigger.
Oh, and the serpentine belt was replaced again because this time the pump not only failed, it completely seized and it cut grooves into the belt! An irritating fact is that I had had a full regular service at a Toyota dealership just 3 weeks before! We bought the car new in June 2009 so it's still under 5 years since we got it. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. The pleasant and refined Corolla provides a comfortable ride, an improved driving position, and a roomier rear seat, compared with the previous model. Firestone, informed the consumer the left front and rear tow was out of alignment and they adjusted the left front to correct it, but informed him, they could not make any adjustment for the rear, as there was no guarantee given that the alignment issue was the cause of the cupping. Failure to provide replacement parts in a timely manner on the takata air bags.
Either way, I need to get this fixed asap. They also found an animal living in my cabin air filter. The dealership I purchased the vehicle from refused to even look at the vehicle a week later when I complained about it misfiring. Spider cracking on all top surfaces. However, if I pop the hood, there is pretty apparent that something has been leaking because there is like pink bubbly stuff on the side where the coolant is. Toyota should have replaced the water pump! And the timing belt powers the water pump. Because I didn't have enough for a tow.
I love the staff at the dealer, great parts and great work Was this post helpful to you? Now the timing belt is another thing. Was this post helpful to you? Youtube video of the radio acting up. At first, I could still play my one station, but I couldn't change stations. They also replaced the serpentine belt as they said it had coolant on it and would slip. Toyota should have replaced the water pump! Not sure exactly how to check to see if a water pump is working correctly, but it's sounding like I'll replace it every 30,000 - 40,000 miles as standard maintenance, assuming I keep the car that long.
In my 40+ years of life I've never seen that done. It's probably worth getting a second opinion, and since it's under warranty I would take it to Toyota. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. According to my paperwork they did the following which i hope helps all of you that are having the same problem. I believe that I may ride my brakes more than some.
The battery would die and water residual all over the place all indication points to a busted water pump from the mechanics. I have that 7 year warranty, but I doubt it covers my leak. So far, so good, since I have only had to replace the tires and battery over the life of this car. I see this is going nowhere and they are definitely stalling. After a couple hundred miles, the light illuminated again so he took it back to the dealership. This was done at a quick lube place. He gradually slowed down and pulled to the side of the road, raised the hood and discovered the flywheel for the water pump sitting on top of the engine.
Luckily I was able to get the part for free since it was under warranty and under 2 years old, so all I had to pay for was labor. After two minutes, I am able to start driving the car again. Not sure if it would be covered depending on the miles. P will learn how to be a better Service Manager. There are more areas and each one small, under 1 cm. Essentially, the liquid enters via the cylinder head.