1994 Toyota Corolla Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Toyota Corolla

1994 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.

See More Problems (21)

1994 Toyota Corolla Questions

I changed 02 sensor engine light went off. Car still idles high and low. What else can I check?? Also burns alot of oil. (1 answer)

1994 Toyota corolla

engine runs until hot then stops with nonwarning (1 answer)

What would cause the doors to unlock by themselves while driving? (1 answer)

While driving, the car doors unlocked themselves without the unlock button being pressed. I pressed the button to lock the doors back and less than a minute later, the doors unlocked themselves again. This has happened twice before and both times I was in the car alone. Super weird.

See More Questions (148)

1994 Toyota Corolla Recalls

Recall 96V107000
IF LIQUID IS SPILLED IN THE CONSOLE BOX AREA, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT CAN ILLUMINATE AND STAY "ON" DURING NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS.
Toyota Recalls 1993-1994 Corollas Due to Electrical System Issues

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 Recalls 1994 Corollas for Defective Anchor Straps

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.

See More Recalls (3)

1994 Toyota Corolla Reviews

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 ...
I bought my 1994 Toyota Corolla with 16 miles on it. It is the best little car I have ever owned! The paint faded but originally it was silver (What can I expect for a car I only paid 17,000.00). It is a manual transmission so I can get it to go even though the automatics in this time frame don't have the get-up-and-go power. It has 284,000 miles and has had no major repairs. Only the regu...
I purchased this 1994 Toyota Corolla DX in 1996. It gets oil changes every 3 months. Never failed to get me where ever I had to go, hurricanes or blizzards. I just drove from Fla. to NH with no problems as usual. I did have the struts replaced 2012 as my Grandson used it in and out ofrough road construction jobs. Always a faithful car. It has 145,000mi and gets 35mpg city and 48mpg hwy. Finall...

See More Reviews (5)