2001 Toyota Corolla Q&A
2001 Toyota Corolla Question: Knocking caused by bearing. Need to replace engine?
My son was driving it off the freeway. He was on the off ramp when he started hearing the knocking. The dealer told me it was a bearing causing the knocking and was unreapairable. I would need a new or rebuilt engine. - Visitor
No Don't let a dealer tell you that you need a new engine. I Have a 2002 Corolla and it has 357k miles on the engine. I have redone a lot of the seals and timing chains over the years but the same bearing noise has been around since 119k miles. Don't let them make money off you! - Visitor
Everything is repairable. But sometimes, the cost of labor does not warrant repairs verses the cost of a rebuilt engine. That's what you need to look at - the cost of overhaul or partial engine overhaul in shop, the time it takes to do it, the unknowns that you will run into upon tear down...verses....a known cost, known time frame, and known repair success. - DaveJHM