Question about 2005 Toyota Corolla
2005 Toyota Corolla CE Automatic with 36,000 miles. The "check engine" light now on.
Transmission "jumps" quickly when shifted into "reverse". After you shift into "drive" it "jumps" quickly again when you hit 10 mph, and you can feel jumps when it shifts automatically at the next gear shifts.
The vehicle still functions well and all gauges register normal, including the "temperature" gauge.
Does the timing chain need to be adjusted? What about a bad sensor? I didn't change out the spark plugs at 30,000 miles but I don't think that's a factor in this.
Other than this strange experience the car is in excellent condition.
when the check engine light comes on, your car goes into a mode where instead of everything being normal, things are forced, to try and compensate for something else being wrong. It most likely does need a new timing belt, and a complete tuneup INCLUDING plugs and wires. we have a 1984 toyota corolla and it purrs like ground rice, I suggest the tuneup to continue proper rice production.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
Same issue as above, changed oil and ran at 70 mph for 30 mins, this cleared the surges. My wife is 54 yrs old and drive like a little old lady, Transmission service would be wise, drop the pan, replace old fluid.
Posted on Aug 26, 2010
Thanks so much for this post, we had the same car & same problem and were able to find the problem because of this post. We visited many mechanics and all said it was the transmission and wanted to charge around 16 hundred to rebuild it when really it was the ECM. Thanks.
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
Hi. 2005 Corolla CE. It's normal. They tend to do this when upshifting form 1st to 2nd gear. No timing chain readjustment needed.
96 Corolla. Overdrive not working properly, if not engaging after 45mph constantly. If driving on the city, is normal, but not after 45mph, when the car is trying to engage overdrive in order to save gas and preserve the trans gears. If not able to get help at the dealership, find another one and explain them the situation.
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
change fuel filter and stick an airline down the feed pipe to the filter to blow out the gauze filter in the tank ,remove the filler cap first though ,if none of this works remove the injector pump and take it to diesel specialist
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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