1992 Toyota Corolla Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1992 Toyota Corolla

1992 Toyota Corolla Problems

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.

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.

Ignition Coil Inside Distributor May Fail

The ignition coil inside the distributor may fail. Our technicians tell us this may result in a hesitation on acceleration, especially when the vehicle is warming up on cold, rainy days. The pickup coils inside the distributor can also fail and cause a no-start condition. There have also been some failures of the radio noise suppressors inside the distributors, which can short out. Our technicians recommend replacing the whole distributor with a complete, genuine Toyota distributor if any of its components fail.

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1992 Toyota Corolla Questions

Was driving and downshifted to 3rd when it died randomly and now is turning over belts and everything but wont fire. (2 answers)

Undid bolt on the end of pipe connecting fuel injectors and there is fuel there. Checked sending unit and seems fine but not hearing fuel pump turning on. Dont wanna drop the tank just to check until im more for certain that its the problem. Anyone know anything else a lil more labor and cost fri...

What does it mean when we put the car in drive it cuts off (1 answer)

So when I turn the car on it shakes I put new gas so now it don't shake as much but it still cuts off when youu put it in drive

The engine is real sluggish upon take off from a stop. (1 answer)

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1992 Toyota Corolla Recalls

Toyota Recalls 1992 Corollas Due to Incorrect Certification Labels

Toyota is recalling 1992 Corolla models due to a computer program error that caused certain digits of the GVWR and the GAWR to appear in incorrect locations on the certification label located on the left front door of the affected vehicles. Dealers will replace the certification labels.

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1992 Toyota Corolla Reviews

1992 Toyota Corolla. I just bought this little car for $600. 5 speed base model. I don't believe it but I've measured the mileage 4 times. I got 49.5 mpg on a trip from outside Louisville to Shannon IL outside Chicago. I held it at 55mph the whole way just to see what it could do. I drove 75-80 on the way back with about an extra 500lb load and got 43 mpg on the way back. It's getting 30 mpg in...
I bought Sandy in Florida at 96,000 miles. She now has 190,000 and starts every day in the cold Midwest winters. I have only had minor repairs for this wonderful car and haven't had car payments since the year of 2000. The only thing I do not like about this year of car is that the door handles are plastic and break easily. I have had them replaced twice but that still isn't bad for the miles I...
I've had my 1992 for about 8 years and in that time i've had little problems with it. As far as "problems" go, i have replaced the CV boots a couple of times and the wiring for the spark plugs otherwise this has been a great car. It has 179, 000 miles on it, and has been driven across 3 statelines totaling over 4000 miles!!

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