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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 (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 135 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.

2005 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

79000 mi Solenoid emissions 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

80600 mi

C $165
Replaced serpentine belt 
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. 
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. 
39000 mi Serpentine belt and tensioner replaced per a TSB 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

87000 mi

US $250
The check engine light came on the car was idling really rough. There was a recall on the ECM unit. They replaced that and cleaned the throttle body. 
96700 mi

C $275
1. Resonator pipe separated from the muffler pipe. Required new resonator pipe. 2. Heat shield between exhaust and gas tank came loose. New bracket was installed. 
172000 mi

US $1000
Worn out manual clutch. It was replaced. 
80600 mi

US $22
Replace intake manifold gasket with a new one. Did it myself in under an hour. Old gasket was worn and caused a vacuum leak. 
178000 mi

US $150
Replaced the oxygen sensor 
195700 mi

US $200
Replaced the oxygen sensors 
114000 mi

US $300
Check engine light showed code P0171. I was told to replace oxygen sensor, which did no good, then I researched and found Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor was to blame. Replaced it, engine light off now. 
119000 mi

US $11
During cold weather (15 F) engine revved (hunted) @ startup. Check engine light on, code said "engine running lean). From internet research, replaced intake manifold gasket. $10 part, 1.5 hours labor. 
194000 mi

US $1175
Clutch had been slipping intermittently for about a year - mainly starting up steep grades. Recently started slipping in 2nd gear also. Took back to dealership for clutch replacement - about 24hour turnaround. 
87000 mi

US $23
Intermittent PO456, Slow Evap Leak. Replaced Gas Cap. 
119000 mi

US $599
P2238, replace B1S1 sensor. 
121000 mi

US $246
Exhaust pipe sheared at rear flange (muffler). Installed resonator pipe kit. 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
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. 
80600 mi

C $340
Broken middle part muffler. 
96500 mi

C $600
Engine light. Emission control system defective. 
122300 mi

US $540
Check engine light was coming on. Fuel System evaporative cannister was replaced 
122700 mi

US $274
Intake manifold replaced 
74400 mi

C $120000
ECU bad, diagnose dunder warenty ECU replaced under warenty 
47000 mi

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

US $1800
computer replaced 
198300 mi

US $400
Vacuum leak 
151500 mi

US $923
Replace timing chain tensioner and O-Ring 
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. 
28662 mi Reprogram computer (diffic. to start when warm). Change transmission cooler hose. 
43090 mi

C $350
Change belt tensionner 
112000 mi

US $50
spark plugs replacement 
133000 mi

US $400
Oil Pan Reseal 
90000 mi

US $400
Tensioner pulley replacement. 
97700 mi

US $350
Intake manifold gasket leak triggering check engine light. 
93000 mi

C $500
Remove and install new computer-major problem with Corollas 2000-2010 
110000 mi

US $300
Timing belt tensioner was "leaking", discovered at time of recall repair work, had it fixed 
116000 mi

US $350
Also had serpentine belt and tensioner pulley changed to fix a small oil leak. 
93000 mi

US $100
The car squealed moderately loudly for about 10 minutes after first starting up the car in the mornings. The noise would go away for the rest of the day, but I went ahead and had the timing belt replaced. Now, no noise and no problem. 
101000 mi

US $120
Minor oil leak near engine; gasket replacement solved the issue. 
69000 mi

US $200
Replaced leaking water pump. 
72000 mi

US $225
Intake valve was replaced. Also ECM was discovered to be bad. This item was replaced for free under a recall. 
98000 mi

US $498
Replace water pump, drain, flush, fill cooling system including heater core - serpentine belt, new plugs Small leak on pump - other items 100K PM. 
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. 
83000 mi

US $1475
Fuel pump failed on busy highway. Fuel pump replaced. Confidence in Toyota products greatly reduced. 
100000 mi

US $20
Check engine light for evaporative emissions purge....needed new gas cap 
75700 mi Brought the car in because of a warning light. A rubber gasket on the intake manifold was warn out or defective, requiring replacement of gasket. 
94300 mi

US $80
Squealing from the engine while driving, especially in the morning. The belt was wearing and needed replacement. 
120000 mi

US $1300
Catalytic converter rusted away causing loud noise when driving. 
37200 mi

R 300
Car was taken in for annual serivce. During this service it was discovered that the water pump needed replacing. The part was ordered but did not arrive the same day - it was then installed on the next day. 
106000 mi

US $10
Replaced intake manifold gasket due to low idle condition, related to TSB.  

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