If u r close by, u should come check out my car. Like this dealer and have used them for years. Thanks again To replace the struts, a coil spring compressor tool is needed, as the coil springs have to come off with the struts. Or can I just use my old springs? Also, you say changing these is a pretty tough job? I felt comfortable with the compressor which very easily compressed the spring once I refit the compressor to the right spots on the spring. Its lead, however, has been tested recently with a barrage of strong competitors like the , , and.
When I did the bounce test I got the corolla bouncing as much as I could with my own power. I was able to loosen the top nut with my electric impact. Remedy Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. When I ran a gas station many years ago, our position was to not align customer cars unless car pulled or tires wore unevenly. Was told when I had my alignment done I needed new ones. Hint : when replacing the 2 bolts, replace 1 bolt at a time.
Any wheel alignment will deal with the total toe, camber and caster. The caster is only relevant to the front of your vehicle and does not affect the tires. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Mazda3 and Honda Civic. Lastly, I would probably replace the bearings while I'm in there, do you have a part number for those? The excels as a comfortable and economy vehicle, spearheaded by a 1. Are all four struts the same? The comes from a line of small cars that first reached our shores more than four decades ago.
It will also get new standard equipment including power door locks and windows. If you want to see what was involved with that repair, check out this link. Notice : when removing nut, stop the bolt from rotating and loosen the nut. Also, can I get a pic of what it looks like with the lowering springs? The prices you see listed for any of the products are retail prices, but for Corolla forum members I will get you wholesale prices, the same price I pay, which is about 25-30% lower than retail prices. Probably not 100%, but I think they have some life left in them. Since I was doing the job alone I knew I would need a bench vise to help hold the strut assembly while working on it.
Transmission choices include a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual, both of which send power to the front wheels. . I would recommend gettin both, from my experience, 03 corolla used to feel really really bad dangerous when cornerin, but now its stiff n smooth. When replacing the struts, the bearing plates should be checked to see if they need to be replaced while the struts are out of the car, so you don't have to pay the labor twice if they fail in the future. Wheel turning angle: If the right and left inside wheel angles differ from the specified value, check the right and left rack end lengths. I thought the front and rears were slightly different, but I could be totally off. Instead, the caster will affect the steering wheel, sometimes resulting in poor handling and driving ability.
Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Replacing the springs is not needed and only adds to the expense. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. This car does really well on the highway and in the city; and, it's easy to park with great visibility all around the vehicle. The front fascia features a color-matched grille with integrated fog lights for the S model. While driving uphill with cruise control activated, in order to minimize gear shifting and provide smooth cruising overdrive may be prohibited temporarily under some conditions. Plus, then a four wheel alignment can be done immediately after the struts are replaced, which is needed , and you wont be driving around wearing out your tires at a rapid pace.
The shop that did the alignment did tell me beforehand. Out back, a chrome accent strip sits atop the license plate frame, while the Corolla S gets a trunk deck-mounted spoiler. Maximum cargo volume is 12. They made some nice improvements in the layout of the interior. Instead, it receives a few minor changes such as color-matched side-view mirrors for the L model. The 10th-generation Corolla continues on with little changes for 2012. The toe generally has the greatest effect on alignment and allows for the easiest adjustment.
Remedy Southeast Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors, and recalibrate them as necessary. Great for a small family looking to ride around safely and reliably. Transmission choices include a four-speed automatic and a five-speed manual that sends power to the front wheels. The S trim adds ground effects, fog lights, a rear spoiler and 16-inch alloy wheels. Running on a flat road and releasing the steering wheel did not trigger a pull to either side. The Corolla comes with a choice of two engines.
I probably don't want to go this route, but maybe. Front disc and rear drum brakes are standard across the board. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859. My pleasure with the help. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Mazda3 and Honda Civic. Check your wheel alignment any time you have your Toyota Corolla's steering or suspension components repaired. The labor cost would also go up somewhat, but wouldn't double.