1991 Toyota Corolla Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Toyota Corolla

1991 Toyota Corolla Problems

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

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.

Sound When Driving Over Bumps May be Struts/Bearing Plates

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.

Vehicle Won't Crank Due To Starter

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.

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1991 Toyota Corolla Questions

Brake pedal goes to the floor randomly, HELP (1 answer)

My sisters brake pedal goes to the floor every now and then. From what I read it most likely seems that it has to be the master cylinder, please correct me if I'm wrong. There's no brake fluid leak and no air in the lines. If the Brake booster was bad it would make it hard to press the...

Brake bleeding order (1 answer)

Can anyone provide me with the order that the brakes need to be bled? I'm changing the Master Cylinder this weekend on my sisters car and I want to make sure I'm bleeding them in the correct order. Also just to get another opionion on what's wrong. She said the pedal goes to the fl...

So I have a 91 Toyota corolla. I put new wires, New spark plugs, distributer cap and rotor, fuel filter. So it starts up perfectly fine once I put it into gear no power and it wants to die it'll move really slowly (1 answer)

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1991 Toyota Corolla Recalls

Seat 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,

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1991 Toyota Corolla Reviews

I love my old 1991 Toyota Corolla, it looks just like the one in your picture but with loads of rust under the doors! I bought it brand new in November of 1990, the interior is in good shape & it has over 286K miles on it. I've never had anything major done on it & i intend to keep running it until it gives out, hopefully it will outlast me!!! It may look rough but its great not paying car p...
idid a head job on the motor an the shimes got mix up an i try everything
Tillie is a basic 5 door charcoal black wagon that was acquired in excellent condition for $1800 in 2002. The dome light switch lost conductivity at a brad, but I fixed it with solder. Good routine maintenance has kept it always ready excepting the trans that I killed when I changed the fluid January 23d prior to inspection. This trans MUST be professionally serviced in a shop where they can pr...

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