Oil Pump Problems of Toyota Corolla



Toyota Corolla owners have reported 2 problems related to oil pump (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Oil Pump problem of the 2000 Toyota Corolla 1
Failure Date: 04/15/2006

66,760 miles on the engine #3 rod bearing completely wiped out. I bought the car used 8512 miles for 5 years I managed a repair facility then owned my own so I performed the oil changes never over 3000 miles between. Toyota acknowledges a sludge problem however my car was assembled in California plant (not included in recall) and 6000 miles over powertrain warranty. Two years have passed since the engine was rebuilt (crank kit, bearings, rings, oil pump, etc. ) now have 76000 miles and starting to show symptoms of failure, slight noise in engine mainly at higher rpms and more after long trips when engine is good and warm.

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car image   Oil Pump problem of the 1998 Toyota Corolla 2
Failure Date: 11/28/2003

Of the eleven (11) vehicles that I have owned thus far, at least eight (8) has been Toyota, one a Ford, and two were Nissan's. All the Toyota's gave me excellent service, except the last. This was a 1998 Toyota Corolla ce that was regularly serviced and well taken care of. So much so, that we purchased a Smart choice warranty for twelve hundred dollars ($1200) to give us an added piece of mind. This vehicle was puirchased for my college going daughter, based on the premise that this brand is based on reliabilty, economy and durability. These are well known toyotra attributes. On 11/28/2003 the oil light kept coming on at intervals. I did my own diagonistics as a responsible Toyota owner and found that everything was normal. I then left work to take the car for a second opinion and was told after hours of examination that the oil pump needed replacing. I couldn't believe this as the vehicle had regular services. At this I contacted Smart choice, only to learn that they had filed for bankruptcy. This was a major setback for me. The estimated repair costs at this stage was approximately $530. 00. Upon further examination by my mechanic, I was told that this engine had large deposits of sludge and that it had a short lifespan. Based on this I was advised that the engine needed a replacement. It is against this background that I lodge this legitimate complaint and request an official from the manufacturer to contact me at the soonest.

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