Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DIY - 98 - 02 Corolla Key Ignition Switch Replacement

This is a DIY for a Key Ignition switch on a 98 - 02 Corolla .

If you have tilt steering pull down on the handle to the left and let your steering be loose . Make sure key is in ignition . Then you remove the bottom screw and the 2 screws in the front behind the steering wheel . The way to get to this is to turn your wheel left and right . Once you remove the 3 screws you can pull apart the cover .

Once you have the cover off then you can remove the ignition switch light . You don't need to unplug it you can remove the clip and the ring will come off .


With the key in the ACC position find a pointy tool and push the button on the bottom and at the same time pull the ignition switch with the key in it out . You cannot remove the ignition switch with out the key in the ACC position .

Once you remove the old one then you can slide the new ignition switch in the hole , Then you can put everything back on the same way you took it off .
The key will be sticky cause it is new so don't force to turn the key or spray WD 40 let it happen naturally . The key will loosen up in time .

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DIY - 93 - 97 Replacement Corolla Rear Sway Bar Links & Bushings

This is a DIY for the rear sway bar links & bushings for a Corolla .

The best thing to do is raise your car really high so you don't have to take off the tires of your Corolla .

With a allen key and a open end wrench you remove the upper nut and lower nut .

While you have the link off then you can remove the sway bar bushings , I did one side at a time you can do both but I found this easier .

Then the same way you took them off you put them back on .
You will feel a difference in your handling .

DIY - 98 - 02 Corolla Window Regulator & Motor Replacement

This is a DIY for the drivers side window regulator , I have a DIY on how to replace the motor with a after market motor but this regulator came with a motor .

First this you do is remove the door panel off and remove the black cover off as well .

Then you have to raise the window slightly so that you line up the bolt to the hole to slide your ratchet extension through to remove one of the bolts . One you remove the bolts then you slowly lower the window down then carefully especially if your windows are tinted not to scratch them as you pull the window out towards you . WARNING : Some corollas have the power window lock switch when you lower the window . You can jam your fingers or brake the window .

Now there are 6 bolts holding the regulator and motor to the inside of the door .
Then slide it through the hole on the bottom .

Remember to take out the two way thread and put it on the new regulator .

 The regulator comes slightly greased , just add some but do not over do it .
Then when you are done test the window before you put the door panel back on .

Thursday, April 18, 2013

DIY 93-97 Rear Motor Mount Replacement

This is a DIY for the rear motor mount .

For this DIY you need to raise your corolla real high so that you have room to work underneath it . You do not need anything to hold the engine up . 

First remove the muffler pipe bracket . Then you remove the center bolt of the rear mount .

Then you can remove the bolts to the rear motor mount and remove the bolts for the sub frame but DO NOT REMOVE THE SWAY BAR LINKS OR BALL JOINTS
The purpose of removing the sub frame bolts is so that you can pull it down and remove the rear motor mount while the sub frame is still hanging .

Then once you remove the rear motor mount you go in reverse to put it back on . But you can start by putting the center bolt then push up on the sub frame and put all the bolts back .