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    Dale
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  • Toyota Model
    Corola T - Sport
  • Toyota Year
    2003
  • Location
    Leicestershire

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  1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brake-Cable-fits-TOYOTA-COROLLA-E12-1-8-Rear-Right-01-to-07-2ZZ-GE-Hand-Brake-QH/333779732550?fits=Car+Make%3AToyota|Model%3ACorolla|Cars+Type%3A1.8+VVTL-i+TS|Plat_Gen%3A_E12_|Cars+Year%3A2007|BodyStyle%3AFWD+--+_E12_|Variant%3APetrol+Hatchback|Engine%3A1796cc+141KW+192HP+2ZZ-GE&hash=item4db6d28846:g:GJIAAOSwyylfpQ3g https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brake-Cable-fits-TOYOTA-COROLLA-E12-1-8-Rear-Left-01-to-07-2ZZ-GE-Hand-Brake-QH/233894836364?fits=Car+Make%3AToyota|Model%3ACorolla|Cars+Type%3A1.8+VVTL-i+TS|Plat_Gen%3A_E12_|Cars+Year%3A2007|BodyStyle%3AFWD+--+
  2. Thanks for that. So to be correct, there are actually 3 handbrake cables on the Corolla.... one at the front that goes back, along with the ones at the two rear brakes? I'll have a good go myself for sure. Is there any issues with removing the exhaust heat shield and stuff like that? I will more than likely sadly be selling her after I have finished the stuff I need to first.
  3. Any idea if there is a link to a current thread or download for how to replace the front and rear two handbrake cables on the CTS? I have had my handbrake tightened a couple of times, but it just keeps going slack, and am getting fed up of it now. Is it worth changing all three? Are they an easy swap?
  4. Before the post, I will throw one out there, does anyone know a link for a O/S driveshaft cheap? The one I got from J&R is not the right one, as they don't do the one with the intermediate joint in the middle, and I can't find the part anywhere outside of Toyota, who charge just shy of 1k. The part number from Toyota I believe is 43410/02251. Failing that, I am thinking of getting a second N/S driveshaft and modifying the O/S stock one to fit. I.e. swapping the ends on the O/S to the N/S, and I believe there is a ball joint/bearing on the other bit that comes to the end of the
  5. Well I'm down there once, so it makes sense to do the flywheel. I have no idea on the condition of it, but I am replacing the rear main seal behind the flywheel itself, so it needs to come off anyway. I ordered the flywheel bolts yesterday off ebay around £35. I have done a lot of future proofing to the car, having pretty much replaced the whole of the suspension components this year. So transmission wise, I will do my best to make it spot on. I might even get a pair of front drive shafts if they are coming out as well. Found a site that does them for £99
  6. Anyone know whether it is essential to replace the 8 flywheel bolts when removing/replacing the flywheel? If so any pointers where to get the cheapest set, as I can't justify paying nearly £9 each from Toyota.... Am also after a new flywheel, any cheap suggestions, or a decent second hand lightweight one....
  7. Hi oldcodger, Yes I have the full Exedy clutch kit ready and 3 litre of 75w90 Fuchs Titan oil. I doubt I'll be doing it myself. Wouldn't mind if I knew someone who could do it mates rates, knowing the actual model of car. There is not really any clutch judder as such. Just slipping. Do you reckon I should get a rear main seal? As far as I'm aware there are no oil leaks just thought it would be a good precautionary thing to replace whilst the gearbox is off. Shame Toyota charge nearly £50 for the seal! Regarding the flywheel I'm not sure. Again, what do you reckon?
  8. Anyone ever installed subs in an E12 Corolla? Just wondering which side is best to lay the power leads for my two amps, and if there is a specific grommet to pierce and feed the cables through from the bulk head. I'll be using two wiring kits for both speaker and sub amps, so was thinking one side for the power leads from the bulk head to the boot, and the other side for the cables from the boot to the head unit.
  9. Have just got my Exedy clutch kit as my original is slipping. Looking to change at some point next week. Was wondering if anyone thinks there is anything else that should be changed for peace of mind whilst the gearbox is off? I have read a bit about the rear main/crank seal, is this something worth considering? I know its quite expensive at Toyota, around £45.
  10. Have ordered the Exide Premium, cheap using this link below: https://www.tayna.co.uk/car-batteries/exide/ea640/?gclid=CjwKCAjw4MP5BRBtEiwASfwAL9krgDwyT4d4qTsc4hWxQBTfC5fJiFhte5-qjNFd8xeM0WGg6bLj2BoCOkgQAvD_BwE
  11. Anybody have a link for some headlight retaining clips that will 100% work for the 1.8 T - Sport (Pre Facelift)? Tried the Halfords ones but they don't fit.
  12. Anybody know the correct battery size dimensions for the 1.8 T - Sport? Seems to be a lot of mixed opinions on this. I have the Exide Premium 027 in mind as its the most powerful I believe for that size (640A). Not sure if it will fit though as www.tayna.co.uk states the correct dimensions are 175x210x190. According to the site below, the dimensions that fit are 175x242x190 http://whatbattery.co.uk/toyota-corolla-e12-2001-2007-batteries/ Not sure if the 242mm length will fit the standard battery tray.....??
  13. Am considering swapping the engine from my corolla t sport over to a celica t sport that has a knackered engine. Any idea or a full list on what is actually different between the two models? I. E mechanically, what could I keep/transfer from my corolla to the celica?
  14. I'd put my money on it leaking from the rocker cover, chain tensioner or cover. Can't see it being anything to do with the head etc. These engines are one of the most reliable ever made, unless its been severely abused from previous ownership. Have emailed you both the timing work document and the full 2ZZGE workshop manual, so you should find all the necessary info/torque specs you need!
  15. I think my mechanic took around 2-3 hours. On top of that was waiting a while for a part to turn up (exhaust manifold gasket), as he had to pull the manifold back to access one of the last bolts I think, and since they are crush gaskets it makes sense to replace. Who knows whether they will be a future classic! I've got one of the 5 door versions in metallic black, full black leather interior, and can't recall having seen one similar on the roads or for sale online.
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