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2005 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (49%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 120 repairs.

2005 Toyota Corolla engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (21%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (58%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 33 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

83000 mi

US $100
Bad thermostat replaced at 84,000 miles, first noticed at 83,000 miles with check engine light. Bad thermostat stuck open, drivibility unaffected. 
39000 mi Serpentine belt and tensioner replaced per a TSB 
58000 mi

US $500
Cooling pump failure - plastic vanes of pump impeller failed. Mechanic recommended a thermostat replacement since an overheat had occurred. 
76000 mi

US $250
Check Engine Light. Was a bad O2 sensor. 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

74400 mi

C $120000
ECU bad, diagnose dunder warenty ECU replaced under warenty 
93000 mi

C $500
Remove and install new computer-major problem with Corollas 2000-2010 
88380 mi CEL on. MAF sensor had to be cleaned. 
111600 mi Went in for general checkup but the engine light was on for several weeks. Manifold 'donut' seal leaking.  Oil leaking from Crank or Torque, tranny side. Will live with it. Engine light on. Caused by Gas Cap defect. Gas Cap replaced. Pain: Costs 40$ to put the car on the computer to discover causes of Witness Lights. 
59000 mi Fuel pump died. The above doesn't seem to have a choice for fuel system issues and I dont know if it was electrical for mechanical. The dealer covered it for free under a "TSB" for issues with the Corolla fuel pumps. 
112300 mi

US $280
Code 0171...intake gasket was replaced...a TSB was released for it. 
30000 mi Intermittent squeaking. Problem has been seen in other Corollas. Replaced belt and idler. 3 weeks out of warranty, but Toyota authorized full coverage. 
44000 mi The ecm went bad, could not drive it, had to be towed. 
56000 mi

US $127
mechanic noticed coolant hoses swelling and coolant not flowing properly. replaced upper and lower hoses. 
66300 mi

US $110
Motor mounts going bad. but not broken yet so mechanic could not replace. front and rear mounts. 
82000 mi

US $1150
Engine and tranny mounts no good. 
86000 mi

US $1600
timing chain tensioner exhaust from engine to cat converter 
87000 mi

US $300
belt tensr 
90300 mi

US $1500
cooling system - replaced water pump,thermostat,both hoses. yr 2013 and hoses in 2015' suspension - control arms bushing went bad with inner and outer tie rods. yr 2013. 
47000 mi

US $500
canister evap system..svs valves 
64000 mi

US $1800
computer replaced 

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2005 Toyota Corolla Engine Problems

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