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2005 Toyota Corolla Engine Problems

184 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Toyota Corolla. 34 of these members (18.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 54 engine repairs to 2005 Toyota Corollas--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 100 repairs.

2005 Toyota Corolla engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 29 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   Serpentine belt and tensioner replaced per a TSB 
58000 US $500 Cooling pump failure - plastic vanes of pump impeller failed. Mechanic recommended a thermostat replacement since an overheat had occurred. 
76000   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 C $500 Remove and install new computer-major problem with Corollas 2000-2010 
88380   CEL on. MAF sensor had to be cleaned. 
111600   Went in for general checkup but the engine light was on for several weeks. Manifold 'donut' seal leaking.  Oil leaking from Crank or Torque, tranny side. Will live with it. Engine light on. Caused by Gas Cap defect. Gas Cap replaced. Pain: Costs 40$ to put the car on the computer to discover causes of Witness Lights. 
59000   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 US $280 Code 0171...intake gasket was replaced...a TSB was released for it. 
30000   Intermittent squeaking. Problem has been seen in other Corollas. Replaced belt and idler. 3 weeks out of warranty, but Toyota authorized full coverage. 
44000   The ecm went bad, could not drive it, had to be towed. 
56000 US $127 mechanic noticed coolant hoses swelling and coolant not flowing properly. replaced upper and lower hoses. 
66300   Motor mounts going bad. but not broken yet so mechanic could not replace. front and rear mounts. 
82000   Engine and tranny mounts no good. 
86000   timing chain tensioner exhaust from engine to cat converter 
87000   belt tensr 
47000 US $500 canister evap system..svs valves 
64000   computer replaced 

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