2000 Toyo Corolla VE- VERY sluggish when accelerating and up to 40mph--It hates red lights and slow downs.

Asked by Feb 18, 2013 at 10:54 AM about the 2000 Toyota Corolla VE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello, My engine light is blinking, and my car feels like it is dragging from engine start, to up to about 40mph. (the sensation compares to trying to push a food cart with a bad wheel- how the cart feels like it is fighting the push) I’m starting to smell something from the engine.  I have put a gas treatment in it and it doesn’t seem to help. I just had the spark plugs replaced-since they have been replaced I am now hearing a metal tinkling sound at the start. Someone has said I may need a Coil for cylinder 1. And someone else said I may need a fuel pump or injectors since I ride on E a lot.   (Unrelated- I need a real main oil seal- too expensive-since they have to take the engine out- so I just put 2 to 3qts of oil in it a week.  My engine light has stayed on because of the misfire codes.    Any suggestions??

4 Answers

First thing that comes to mind is when you say you 'ride on E a lot' When you do that all that empty space in the tank is a perfect place for condensation, you probably have water in the tank even if that's not what the problem is. beg, borrow steal (just kidding don't do that) enough money to get some alcohol based water remover and FILL 'ER UP. Then let's go from there

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

And I don't know if the 2000 has the OBDII yet but either way see if you can get the fault codes at any large parts store..free..write them down and come back here

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

3 quarts a week? Ouch. keep close eye on that. Trade it in. There is a lot of work to do a main seal indeed...

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Hey i got a 2000 corolla CE and I got the same problem. But I already had it checked out today and had a smoke test with the car cold. And he told me that I need to change the fuel injectors. But I would Like to get ur opinion on that. Ok

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Corolla

Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 69,990 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Corolla Questions

Toyota Corolla Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,430
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,840
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,244 Great Deals out of 84,502 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Civic
882 Great Deals out of 84,979 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Accord
1,055 Great Deals out of 68,303 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota RAV4
903 Great Deals out of 64,712 listings starting at $1,990
Used Nissan Altima
1,285 Great Deals out of 75,808 listings starting at $1,695
Used Hyundai Elantra
651 Great Deals out of 41,704 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Sentra
627 Great Deals out of 52,736 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
553 Great Deals out of 43,264 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda CR-V
991 Great Deals out of 57,336 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Prius
259 Great Deals out of 18,207 listings starting at $1,649
Used Toyota Yaris
89 Great Deals out of 3,791 listings starting at $2,499
Used Hyundai Sonata
859 Great Deals out of 47,996 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Focus
817 Great Deals out of 54,866 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 41,926 listings starting at $10,950
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
179 Great Deals out of 6,542 listings starting at $9,500
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
177 Great Deals out of 5,233 listings starting at $7,700
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
283 Great Deals out of 5,800 listings starting at $6,500
2013 Toyota Corolla For Sale
72 Great Deals out of 1,729 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.