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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.
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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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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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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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

123000 mi

US $300
Transmission coolant line. 
64000 mi

US $1800
transmission mods or valves 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

112420 mi

US $230
Replace Transaxle seal 
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. 

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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. 
65000 mi

US $5000
Dealership stated my transmission was failing and needed to be replaced. 
45000 mi

US $2400
problems with the car starting and stopping with foot off gas pedal. The car died in the middle of the intersection. 

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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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Toyota Corolla Transmission Problems

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