1990 Toyota Corolla Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Toyota Corolla
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1990 Toyota Corolla ProblemsEngine Mount on Passenger Side Can Wear With High Mileage
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.
If the vehicle develops an annoying, clunking sound when driving over bumps it is usually the struts and strut bearing plates. These may need replacing at 100,000-125,000 miles or sooner. If the noise is a more of a squeak or groan, it can be usually be eliminated by spraying a light lubricant on the suspension bushings 1-2 times per year.
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.
1990 Toyota Corolla QuestionsI have an automatic that the reverse gear started to slip, now it doesn't even move in reverse; i am thinking it may be the reverse solenoid, how difficult is it to change and where is it located?? any other ideas as to what I can do to remedy this ... (1 answer)
I have to accelerate to get down the hill.I have front wheel drive.
Every small bump in the road or parking lot produces a clunking sound in the front end when going slowly ( less than 25 MPH). I have changed the struts and strut bearing plates, front and mid transmission mounts, and both CV joints. The front and rear engine mounts are in good shape. Two differen...
1990 Toyota Corolla RecallsSeat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire
For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,