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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
120,302 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Toyota Corolla engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 022016

Corolla XLI

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,604 miles


after 10 15 Km noise Will come from engine side. noise come when accelerator after relies paddle noise not come

- , Panadura, Sri Lanka

problem #1

Jun 012015

Corolla CE 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

Over the past few months, the car has been making a buzzing sound upon acceleration. Its not a normal acceleration noise or one that the car has had an issue with in the past.

It's done it one or two times in the past two years but now does it every time I drive. Usually when I slow down then go to accelerate again it does it. Meaning, turning a corner or stopping and accelerating up a hill.

It's impossible to describe the sound but it is coming from the front of the car and does it in the heat or cold and with the air on or off. You can let off the gas a little or all the way but the noise will stay as long as you are giving it gas. The noise is very different and very separate from the times where you push the car to the max trying to pass someone or get onto a fast highway with not enough road.

I'd like to find a solution to this but so far no one has giving any helpful advice. Not even our mechanic could figure it out.

- , Marietta, GA, USA

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