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2009 Toyota Corolla Base 4dr Sedan Man (SE)

2009 Toyota Corolla
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
26 mpg city / 35 mpg hwy
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June 6, 2013, 4:12 pm

Jeff T
 

Question: Transmission

I got my wheels aligned and hoped it would stop the noise coming from the front end. It did not, and the alignment guy told me the transmission fluid is dark and burnt and that the transmission is going out. It was 21 days out of warranty. :(

This 2006 Corolla only has 70k miles on it! There is a constant low noise, plus a rhythmic noise that gets faster with the RPMs. Any advice? Be gentle please!


June 11, 2013, 4:51 am

Elizabeth K
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Did you get the tranny serviced at the recommended mileage (usually 35k)? How long since the last one--if it was recent that's the sign of a problem. But if it was a while ago, dark fluid would be a little more expected.

The first step is to replace the fluid/filter and see if it effects the problem. Did your mechanic suggest that to you? Or did he give another reason for determining the transmission was bad?

Here is a thread with info on some things to consider::
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2309857


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