Brake lights dim when brake pedal is pressed and more


Asked by Sep 02, 2016 at 03:14 PM about the 1990 Toyota Corolla Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have and all stock 1990 Toyota Corolla base model with the shit brown
interior I was wondering why my clock dims when my brake pedal is engaged
and here's the and more part I need to replace my tension or just attention I
have got a nice gator backed out that looks brand-new I just did my condition
timing and when I left the middle section of the timing belt cover off due to
breaking it I never replaced it so  day while letting her warm up I noticed a
very abrupt shaking then it stopped and it's done it ever since I had a friend
check it out and he told me its not a big job ? Any tips advice

8 Answers


It doesn't look like that anymore


your engine mounts are possibly worn, support the engine with a hydraulic jack and axle stands and remove the engine engine mounts, simple enough, clock dims possibly down to poor battery or bad alternator

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I just replaced the alternator about an hour ago it's doing the same thing and my timing bel tensioner is wobbly when the car is on


I will test the battery and get back to you


Battery was no good


hopefully this should sort it out!


No unfortunately I put a battery in to just hold me til I buy. A bread new one I went through checked all my fuses and electrical the car runs fine as is but I'm just very particular with cars I can't have some of these things half assed you just never know what can go wrong and this was my first car I ever bought and it kinda means something to me so I'm hoping to get it back to tip top shape.


Lights still dim and check engine light on but goes of when car starts Also the brake light and battery light as well as check oil light is on til car is on (running) then just the check brake light stays on

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