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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan Manual (Natl)

2002 Toyota Corolla
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
32 mpg city / 41 mpg hwy
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March 30, 2013, 9:03 pm

Kathleen C
 

Question: how do you know when to replace the intake manifold gasket?

My check engine light turned on so I brought it to the dealer to get checked. I was told the intake manifold gasket needed to be replaced and that was why the light was on. I then noticed that my battery needed to be replaced because there was too much corrosion. After replacing my battery the check engine light was no longer on. I would like to know if I still need to replace my intake manifold gasket or if it was just the battery causing my light to turn on.


April 1, 2013, 11:37 am

Ron W
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Depends on what the code was.

If the intake manifold is leaking, it should be replaced. If the code set was caused by low voltage (which can case all types of strange codes), then no. You need to find out why the intake needed to be replaced to decide if it still does.


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April 2, 2013, 5:22 am

Kathleen C
 

When I brought the car to the dealer they said it was leaking so it needed to be replaced. I went to a mechanic yesterday and he told me not to worry unless the car starts driving funny or if the check engine light comes on again.


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