1999 Toyota Corolla, 71K miles, transmission pump bad


Asked by Oct 14, 2015 at 12:18 PM about the 1999 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car was making "grinding" noise, told transmission pump needs replacement, car is 1999 Toyota Corolla, with only 71K.  Is this common? Quote of $522 for repair.

3 Answers

Fact is the term "Transmission Pump" is vague and I am not sure what exactly that means. The transmission it's self is one big pump. - Torque converter? But to get to your question - no, it's NOT common at all for a transmission to be making a 'grinding noise' at 71k miles. But if the mechanic is honest and there is a problem, $522 is about as inexpensive as any transmission repair will ever be. But please come back, if/when work is done and tell us what was done. Whatever you do get a receipt and work order from shop explaining specifically what work was done. Good Luck

Best Answer Mark helpful

We are talking automatic ..... right?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Yes, it is an automatic.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 66,330 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,449.


Toyota Corolla Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
807 Great Deals out of 71,840 listings starting at $175
Used Honda Civic
347 Great Deals out of 52,617 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
540 Great Deals out of 94,361 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota RAV4
488 Great Deals out of 67,764 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Sentra
479 Great Deals out of 50,670 listings starting at $1,695
Used Nissan Altima
751 Great Deals out of 67,419 listings starting at $750
Used Hyundai Elantra
397 Great Deals out of 45,626 listings starting at $495
Used Toyota Tacoma
428 Great Deals out of 41,122 listings starting at $2,600
Used Honda CR-V
536 Great Deals out of 67,395 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Yaris
40 Great Deals out of 2,522 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Sonata
393 Great Deals out of 50,533 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Focus
408 Great Deals out of 71,381 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Corolla For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 39,772 listings starting at $13,199
2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 4,227 listings starting at $10,986
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
134 Great Deals out of 6,046 listings starting at $7,477
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
199 Great Deals out of 6,314 listings starting at $7,500
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
72 Great Deals out of 1,925 listings starting at $6,484

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.