IM WORKING ON A COROLLA AND I CHANGED OUT THE ...

2009 Toyota Corolla

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alfredm8702

October, 27, 2012 AT 4:52 PM

I'm working on a corolla and I changed out the cross member and after I drove it around 15mph or so it stops on it's own and makes a weird noise no check engine or abs lights on any ideas?

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ASEMaster6371

October, 27, 2012 AT 4:54 PM

Are the brakes free? Did you have it aligned?

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alfredm8702

October, 27, 2012 AT 4:57 PM

Yea the brakes are good I put it up on jack stands and tried giving it gas and it won't go only If I go from brake to gas pedal real quick it goes the stops again on it's own. And I can't get it aligned yet cause I can't drive far

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KHLow2008

October, 27, 2012 AT 5:56 PM

With transmission in neutral and wheels off ground, manually turn them and test if any is not moving.

While replacing the cross member, what components did you remove?

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alfredm8702

October, 27, 2012 AT 6:06 PM

Everything moves fine I took the rack and pinion off with the cross member along with the lower sway bar and all the steering knuckle components simple stuff it drove fine before, when it stops on it's own the only light that comes on is the loose traction light

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KHLow2008

October, 27, 2012 AT 6:13 PM

Retrieve the trouble code for the TCS and let us know what it says.

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alfredm8702

October, 27, 2012 AT 6:14 PM

I tried that and nothing comes up

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KHLow2008

October, 27, 2012 AT 6:40 PM

Did you use a scan tool to test or a code reader? Code readers might not have the capability to read ABS rerlated codes.

Btw you if lift the vehicle and test with transmisison in D, it can trigger ABS and TCS codes.

When vehicle has stopped after driving, did you try turning engine off and pushing vehicle to check if it is the brakes that is locked? If vehicle can move freely, it could be a fault with the transmission or axle shafts.

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alfredm8702

October, 27, 2012 AT 7:06 PM

It sounds like the abs turns on until it slows down then I can drive it again then it stops on it's own again the passenger axle shaft looks like it is a little off but could that be the issue?

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KHLow2008

October, 27, 2012 AT 7:10 PM

Yes, if the inner joint of the shaft is dislodged, it can cause the vehicle to drag.

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alfredm8702

October, 27, 2012 AT 7:13 PM

Ill give that a try see what happens

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