Im a newbie at working on my car, how do i check and see if my air filter in my 95' Toyota needs changed?

10

Asked by Feb 08, 2015 at 02:30 PM about the 1995 Toyota Corolla Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is cutting out and overheating.I have a list of things to check.Air filter, it may need
fuel injector cleaner,fuel filter,spark plugs,spark plug wires fuel pump.I am stating at the
top of the list.Any help at walking me through this would be appreciated. Kinda like doing
a tune up myself I guess.

4 Answers

10

I just took it for another drive to see if I could notice anything else to help diagnose the issue.It seems I may have a much bigger problem.The car is cutting out and not wanting to catch up at all.Its like it is lagging,if that makes sense. Also the exhaughst is sputtering and rattling, along with the engine. Is it even fixable, or should I just invest in finding a used engine at a junkyard?

66,115

If it's overheating the first thing to do is make sure the radiator is full with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water. I'd definitely tune it up (spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and distributor rotor). Change the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve and inspect the PCV hoses. Inspect the air filter and replace the fuel filter. Years ago there was a book called "Auto Repair for Dummies". Not calling you a dummy but I read this book cover to cover about 35 years ago and I learned a lot from it! It explains everything, in great detail, that you'll need to know to perform the needed maintenance on any car or light duty truck. Great book! HTH. -Jim

Best Answer
10

Tuned it up and that took care of the issue.Got some help from a really nice auto parts guy at O'Reileys.I basicly got to tune it up myself.It was fun.Pretty sure it was a faulty spark plug wire.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
66,115

Awesome!! Good deal!! Thanks for letting us know. Thank you for the best answer click as well. You're on your way to being car savvy. Happy Motoring! -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Corolla

Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 73,830 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Corolla Questions

Toyota Corolla Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,400
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,810
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,680
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,011 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Civic
656 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota RAV4
741 Great Deals out of 71,773 listings starting at $1,895
Used Nissan Altima
1,033 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Sentra
480 Great Deals out of 54,266 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Elantra
573 Great Deals out of 52,575 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Tacoma
544 Great Deals out of 40,814 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda CR-V
898 Great Deals out of 61,170 listings starting at $988
Used Hyundai Sonata
779 Great Deals out of 51,051 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 44,853 listings starting at $10,439
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
151 Great Deals out of 6,821 listings starting at $10,395
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
129 Great Deals out of 5,517 listings starting at $8,977
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
191 Great Deals out of 6,102 listings starting at $7,444
2013 Toyota Corolla For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 1,767 listings starting at $4,995

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.