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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
86,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace starter (1 reports)
2004 Toyota Corolla engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 182014

Corolla S 1.8L, 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Once in a while the starter pinion gets stuck after the engine has started causing it to grind. I believe this started when accelerating on to the highway, and the engine of the car shuttered, and momentarily stalled, causing me to pull off to the side of the road. I believe the starter solenoid had inadvertently engaged while accelerating causing the pinion and starter motor to turn, which initially caused the issue.

- , Williamsport, PA, USA

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