I own a 2002 Camry with about 65k miles on it and a 1999 Corolla with some wear&tear problems.
I\'m looking for some solutions to a problem I noticed in the Camry with a chirping sound in the engine. It sounds like a belt problem, but I\'m not sure which one it is. I read one of the threads in this forum on a 2007 Corolla with a chirping sound, but his only came up when he had driven it for a few minutes and went away after \"breaking in\" the car. The chirping sound in my car is consistent and starts with the engine starting. The noise is the worst while idoling. Any tips on that subject would be great.
Now, my brother drives a 1999 Corolla. He\'s in college and gives his friends rides. Well, they can get pretty abusive on that car at times, and as we all know, the earlier Corolla models with their plastic door handles aren\'t exactly the most durable things in the world. The two driver\'s side inside handles are broken and the outside passenger side handle is broken. I\'ve found the replacement parts online, but since his college is a while away, I don\'t see him very often. So, I don\'t get to inspect the car thoroughly enough. My question is:
Does anyone know if I will have to remove the inside door paneling for all three doors? Or can I pop the actual handle casings out with no problem? In other words, does the paneling overlap the handle casings? Also, I\'ve never taken out a door panel myself, so is there anything I should know? Like wiring and stuff or properly re-installing it?
Many thanks to all replies, and I\'m looking forward to hearing from you guys and your fantastic advice. (Quick responses too!)