1994 Toyota Corolla Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Toyota Corolla
1994 Toyota Corolla Problems
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 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.
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 also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.
1994 Toyota Corolla Questions
Computer, timing belt, plugs and wires getting very little fire
1994 Toyota Corolla Recalls
Toyota is recalling 1993-1994 Corolla models because an unused harness connector for power windows, power door locks, and sunroof was improperly routed under the floor carpet in the left kick panel. In cold weather areas where road salt is used, the water from a driver's foot can penetrate the carpet, drop onto the connector, and form a salt bridge between the terminals. This can cause an electrical short, which may result in a fire. Dealers will remove the unused harness connector.
Toyota is recalling 1994 Corolla models because the anchor straps installed in the seat belt assemblies were improperly heat treated. This may cause them to break and not sufficiently restrain occupants in the event of a sudden stop or crash. Toyota will replace the safety belt anchor straps.
1994 Toyota Corolla Reviews
this is the first car i bought new. with 100k on the odometer it has proven to be, overall, a reliable car. BUT: i have had many quality issues with it. the body started rusting 1 year after purchase and toyota called it acceptable rust. the body has continued to rust despite my "rust proofing". the defrost is anemia...always foggy windows when it rains. after less than 1yr of driving, the pass...
Loved this as my first car! I bought it in 2006 already 12 years old and nothing really major needed to be done. She's been a great car, and at 225,000kms I am confident she'll run for a further 100,000! Great on gas, comfort and personality. Not the greatest on power but that's what you get when you buy a 1.8L from 1994. Nowadays the 1.8 carries 130-150 horsepower!
I bought my 94 Corolla new and by far is the best car I have ever owned. I have 210K miles and only replaced motor mounts, cvc joint and timing belt. The dome light has been replaced many times, not sure why that is. The air conditioner still works great. I do take excellent care of the car. It's always been garaged so the paint and upholstery is in like new condition except for some rock ...