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TOYOTA COROLLA ENGINE PROBLEM

1997 Toyota Corolla • 141,600 miles

Why would a toyota corolla take 5-10min to pick compression during morning start?
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Guest
January 13, 2013.




Please! Explain again-don't quite understand the ( 5-10 to pick compression )

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Rasmataz
Jan 13, 2013.
5min to 10minutes for engine warm up. Recently changed the oil & brake pads(minor service). Pls

Tiny
Jamesjemoo
Jan 13, 2013.
Check/Test the thermostat could be sticking
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Tiny
Rasmataz
Jan 13, 2013.
A mechanic removed my thermostart claiming that vehicles in East Africa esp Kenya dont need them coz it hot here unlike Europe or anywhere else.

Tiny
Jamesjemoo
Jan 14, 2013.
Check and Test the coolant temperature sensor could be throwing you off-could be out of calibration

Tiny
Rasmataz
Jan 14, 2013.
Must I take it for a diagnost or I can physically check on it? Thanx

Tiny
Jamesjemoo
Jan 14, 2013.
Have it diagnosed by a competent technician

Tiny
Rasmataz
Jan 14, 2013.
Thank you.

Tiny
Jamesjemoo
Jan 15, 2013.
Ave opened the hood while engind warming a check engine light came on the darshboard and upon checking the sensor conections, found a disconnected wire on one, next to a horse pipe which comes from the lower part of the radiator to the upper part of the engine. After reconnecting it my car has started well without a misfire, check engine light gone, & moved smoothly. Could that have been the root of da entire problem?

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Jamesjemoo
Jan 15, 2013.
I really dunno unless you give me a picture location-

Tiny
Rasmataz
Jan 15, 2013.

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