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Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (5%)

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Toyota Corolla transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (22%)

Chart based on 115 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

150040 mi

C $300
Shifter linkages loose due to rubber gaskets wearing. Replaced with brass gaskets. Problem manifested as difficult gear changes. Manjual transmission 

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2010 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

98000 mi Shop reported left front axle seal leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
88000 mi

US $360
Leaking drive axle boot 
107700 mi Leak from drive axle boot 
70000 mi

US $500
replaced cv axle shafts; had been monitoring since boots had been leaking for some time - wanted to repair before failure 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

88000 mi Squeaky linkage. 
93000 mi Squeaky linkage and clutch. Nothing done. 
35000 mi Axle popping from time to time. Dealership could not duplicate. 
82000 mi Transmission makes a clicking noise noticeable at low speeds that goes away when clutch is engaged. Common problem on corolla forums. Dealer could not replicate so they did not repair under extended warranty. 
87500 mi

US $500
My throw out bearing started squeaking (a known issue on this corolla) and its replacement was covered under my extended warranty. While they were in there I had them replace the clutch which I paid for out of pocket. 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

62000 mi

US $500
CV boot replacement 
25300 mi 3 instances of hard shifting, months apart. diagnosis revealed no problems. Feel 'adaptive' trans gets confused, resulting in hard shifts. Was told electronics was likely culprit, but no known problems exist. Info logged into dlr database. 
102000 mi Poping noise driver side. Most likely outer CV joint needs replacement 
92000 mi Right CV joint went bad. Warranty repair, using extended warranty. 
49000 mi Automatic Transmission made high pitch whine. Dealer said that it was an internal failure and replaced it under the power train warranty. Also gave me a free rental on a Camry for the day. 

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2008 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

14880 mi clunk being experienced when first braking; issue is a slight gap between pad/caliper. no change required except new pads recommend after 15000km. Gear shift a bit sticky; links lubed and issue disappeared. 

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2008 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

49360 mi The clutch started squeaking. The noise seemed to come from clutch release cylinder, but dealer deemed that the noise is coming from clutch release fork. 
52260 mi Clutch release fork has to be lubricated again. The Don Valley North Toyota dealer is one of the worst, they lubricated the fork in June and the job need to be done again after few months. Went to different dealer. 

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2007 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

185000 mi Clutch depressing switch was not allowing vehicle to be started unless pedal "through the floor". Replaced the switch and bent the depressing knob on the pedal so it didn't have to be quite so far down. 

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2007 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

65700 mi

US $3300
Transmission was producing a whining/scratching sound during vehicle movement at any speeds. Transmission was replaced 
107700 mi

US $250
CV boot cracked 
146300 mi

US $650
Transmission leaking transmission fluid. Axle seal replaced and transmission fluid replenished 
31300 mi Car developed a whine in the transmission, and dealer diagnosed a transmission problem which required complete change-out of auto transmission and replacement of speed sensor as well. Work done umder warranty and dealer even washed car. 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

164-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

121000 mi

US $1155
The mechanic put in a new clutch, throw-out bearing, milled and miked the flywheel, and other new small parts. This was the first time I have had clutch problems. 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

135160 mi

C $800
Clutch release bearing went out and it had to be replaced. 
137640 mi

C $1900
Transmission had to be replaced due to bearing wear. There was no problem with the clutch release bearing but the shop didn't know that till the car was put back together. I went with a very low mile used transmission because a new one was to much money. 
309380 mi

C $2000
5 speed tranny had to be replaced for the second time in 500,000 km's. It seems to be a common problem for the 5 speeds. 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

163000 mi

US $145
Engine light showed needed new transmission but car was shifting fine. Did not repair. Light wenf off after a month, car still running fine. 
31000 mi Transmission not shifting to drive unless put in neutral first. No problem found. 
69300 mi

US $182
There was a valve that needed to be replaced 

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2005 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

37200 mi

R 300
technician suggested that I will need to replace gear box but problem is not that bad yet. Car is hardly driven. 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

116000 mi Escalating 5spd Manual Transmission noise.Car being used only for short local travel until owner can pull transmission for rebuild. 
118000 mi Increasingly noisey 5spd man transmission. Failed. Not repaired at this time. 
118500 mi

US $2516
Transmission bearing failure. Replaced with a used 08 trans with 61K on it, turned flywheel, replaced clutch and TOB. 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

237000 mi

US $1479
Replace front steel transmission lines 
123000 mi

US $300
Transmission coolant line. 
180420 mi Transmission lines to radiator (for cooling) were leaking. The mechanic fashioned new lines and installed. This was identified during the cars annual MVI. 
64000 mi

US $1800
transmission mods or valves 
105000 mi

US $385
Needed new half-shafts, inner CV joints worn out 
120000 mi

US $1300
Tubing carrying transmission fluid had a leak, caused a part below it to rust and need replacement as well. 
86000 mi

US $1600
transmission pan gasket leaking. 

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2004 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

108500 mi

C $1500
Manual transmission failed, both inner bearings were making a hum noise when driving at highway speeds, clutch was worn out, and reverse gear was missing a tooth, 
243000 mi

US $3380
Bearings in manual transmission failed, causing loud clacking noise when accelerating. Had a rebuilt transmission installed. 
108500 mi

C $800
Clutch started slipping, it was replaced 
92380 mi Replaced U-joints. 

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2004 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

215000 mi

US $550
Shifter linkage cable snapped 
147000 mi

US $1500
CV boots replaced due to tears. 
275000 mi

US $600
Replaced a failed transmission. Not sure if failure is from age or from being driven with CEL on for transmission issue (car loaned out to idiot who likely made a small problem a big one). 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

148300 mi

US $1900
Manual transmission completely seized. Bearings failed. 
102920 mi

C $2000
Rebuilt the manual transmission and replaced the clutch 
180000 mi

US $3000
Car was driven to store and then wouldn't go into reverse. It was towed to a shop. It was the original clutch so that was repaired. After repair it still wouldn't go into reverse and was not running correctly. It was diagnosed with transmission trouble. A used transmissions was ordered and should be delivered next week. It will be installed and hopefully the problem will be over. I called Toyota and reported the problem in case they ever decide there is a problem.Manual transmissions seldom go bad. 
112420 mi

US $230
Replace Transaxle seal 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

75000 mi

US $406
Transmission gasket leaking. 
30000 mi transmission slipping. dealer stated low on fluid. contacted Toyota. filled fluid. no explanation by either for problem. no issues since. 
63400 mi

US $2400
problems with the car starting and stopping with foot off gas pedal. The car died in the middle of the intersection. 
121000 mi The transmission stopped shifting in 2011. My mechanic suggested that the aux pump went out and it might be better to replace the whole thing due to age. 
90000 mi

US $150
Replaced hydraulic tensioner and serpentine belt. 
65000 mi

US $5000
Dealership stated my transmission was failing and needed to be replaced. 

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2002 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

206000 mi

US $1800
AT replaced 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

26040 mi Engine light came on and at same time car was noisy and gear changes not smooth. Brought car to dealership and told there had been a transmission problem leading to a recall that we weren't aware of. Problem fixed the same day, no charge. 
93000 mi

C $1500
tranny let go at 140000km for again no reason, the clutch was still in good shape, but the tranny made alot of noise until it just totally stop working 
182000 mi

US $220
Drive shaft was leaking grease out of boot. shaft replaced. 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

129000 mi Throttle to transmission cable (NOT throttle cable, the other one) was sticking so it read as always being an open throttle. I repositioned the cable so the cable retracts again. 

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2000 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

120000 mi Also found boot oil leaking. 
165540 mi

C $500
Loss of power, over rev, entire clutch system failing. 

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2000 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

125300 mi

US $65
catastrophic c.v. failure outer right side. 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

263000 mi

US $1400
replace clutch/master cylinder 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

153000 mi Fluid low causing check engine light to come on. Shop advised against changing fluid because of mileage and unknown previous transmission service. 
143500 mi

US $374
Problem was caused by left front axle shaft. Replaced part. 
286300 mi

US $327
A front axle was rattling having almost entirely worn through inside its sleeve. My mechanic kept hearing it but didn't see it - had to bang suspension parts until he heard the "wrong" noise. That was the big rattle. 

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1997 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

150000 mi The differential was making noises. The oil never got changed since didn't know it was suppose to be changed, no mechanic ever said so. :( 

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1995 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

145000 mi

US $1150
Transmission slipping in 4th and 5th gears. Could not properly accelerate in 4th or 5th gear. Sometimes difficult to shift. 
169000 mi

US $150
Clutch master cylinder leaking, replaced 

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