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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1990 Toyota Corolla

1990 Toyota Corolla

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1990 Toyota Corolla Problems

Engine -- Verified

The engine mount on the passenger side of the car can wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts and the faulty mount will need to be replaced.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

Drive Train -- Verified

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is al...

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks and require replacement.

1990 Toyota Corolla Questions and Answers

Andrea Kroes, 1990 Toyota Corolla, SOHC, Menomonee Falls, WI

I put the key in the ignition on my 1990 Toyota Corolla and they key won't even turn. The steering wheel is locked, but this was happening before the steering wheel was locked. Please help!!!!

lynda fulton, 1990 Toyota Corolla, Dawsonville, GA

key broke off in lock to gas cap which is same as ignition and trunk.please how may i obtain key code for vehicle without having to dismantle passenger side lock. dealership only goes back 10 years...

eggman125, 1990 Toyota Corolla, Topeka, KS

i have a 1990 corolla whith no turn signals. replaced the flasher and all bulbs are good. where would the fuse be for this or what else should i check for? thanks

glenn blevie, 1990 Toyota Corolla, Mountain City, TN

THE FUEL PUMP'S ON THE FWD AND THE ALL WHEEL DRIVE THE SAME PART # ?

ABEL, 1990 Toyota Corolla, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Richmond, VA

engin turns over but it will not start.

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1990 Toyota Corolla Reviews

My 1990 toyota corolla , check engine light is on not sure what to check. I checked all fluids there fine. I want repair this problem myself just not sure where to start. Low on cash any solution would help thank you... Sarah phx,az

running when wheather hot engine loses power shut down ,when cool after 30 min. restarts runs fine than repeats
replaced fuel pump dist. disp cap , rotor ,plugs , wires ,water pump

I bought my J-Mota with only 173,000 miles in it. And I owned it for about 3 years now in never had any major problem with it... Best car ever built... 1990 Toyota Corolla DX AWESOME CAR!!!!!!!!!!

my toyo has 266,ooo miles and it drives awesome bset car i ever bought these little car are the best toyota evr made!!!!!!

Great car for commuting because it keeps on going no matter what happens. My particular car went through the wringer, but if it were in better condition it'd be a nice car.

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