20 Most Recent 1988 Toyota Corolla 4 Door Questions & Answers

I purchased a 2010 Corolla in Jul\t 2009. For two months, several times, the key was hot when I removed it from the ignition. I was told it was due to the Immobilizer chip in the handle. I'm concerned as it happened again in Sept 2010. and if it does this periodically I feel in time it could cause a dangerous problem as cars have caught fire due to ignition problems. What response did you get from your dealer or how did you sove your problem??

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 23, 2018

Check to see if the fuel pump is mounted inside the tank if so you have to remove the tank to replace it some cars have it under the back seat where you can access the top of the fuel tank where the pump is located good luck

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 30, 2018

Problem is carb. Rebuild or adjust properly. If it has anti-dieseling solenoid, make sure it's working.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017

you mean 1988..??.. ok.. yes a good fiberglass man could help and fix this..and then repaint to EXACT match so you can pass whatever you need to pass...

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 10, 2017

I don't know if your fuel injected or carb? If your fuel injected, probably electric fuel pump, in the gas tank. If not fuel injected, probably a mechanical fuel pump, under the hood, note picture.


1988 Toyota... | Answered on Mar 06, 2016

sounds like the fuel filter is clogging up. most vehicles it runs ok, until you stop. and then the dirt, settles to bottom of filter, and restricts fuel flow. bad filter symtoms-- bogging down on hills or grades, stalls at stops, no power on take off, ETC, Hope this helps you!

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 26, 2015

Could be bad flasher unit. Hazards use separate flasher.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on May 17, 2015

front wheel drive type AE 90 series
common problem
is this a cables shift ..see if the cables can be adjusted at the box
take the cables off the box and check the stick has full movement
to the fifth gear position
check the engine mounts
if the clutch was recently changed I would suspect that

box has to come out for the next repair /inspection
the syncro of the fifth gear is damaged
the rolled steel pins at the internal selectors has bent or broken
try to source another good second hand box and fit that

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Mar 19, 2015

If your car has a hydrolytic clutch it uses a fluid to transfere the pressure you apply to the pedal to operate the clutch mechanism between engine and the transmission. If you have a leak in the system your clutch system will loose its ability to operate. Often the leak is actually inside the chambers of the master cylinder ( pump you operate when pushing the pedal ) so it's internal so you may not actually see dripping fluid under the car. If the part that does the clutch movement ( called the slave cylinder ) is leaking you my see guild under the car or dripping from the area of the clutch. Check your clutch fluid resevor and see if it's low. If it is fill it with the recommended fluid and see if the function returns. If it does have the system checked for leaks before it leaves you stranded some place more problematic than your home.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 17, 2014

WOW I just sent you the directions, ,your right on, good for you !!!you can do it your way but theres a chance you may be 180 deg out, did you bring motor to TDC before you started the work, if you did .you 'll be ok if not it wont start or run VERY badly.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 25, 2014

Sounds like the starter motor is faulty

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 10, 2014

If your willing to spend some money for the imformation toyota has a tech site for vehicles 1990 and and older that you can subscribe to for 2days or a yearly if that suites you. Or autozone or similar stores sell how to books like Hayes for about $20

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 10, 2014

Thers only 2 hoses and they only go one way?

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 07, 2014

hi there. does the engine slow down and labour when it over heats.

sounds like the head gasket is in need of replacing...or the ignitine timing is retarded. good luck

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 26, 2014

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