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2003 corolla only gets 20 mpg


tipota
01-31-2011, 05:55 AM
Why is my corolla only getting 20 mpg? There is no check engine light on, so I have no idea why it is wasting so much gas. Any clues?

roadrunner2
02-01-2011, 07:35 PM
Why is my corolla only getting 20 mpg? There is no check engine light on, so I have no idea why it is wasting so much gas. Any clues?

If it isn't burning it, it must be losing it.(as inleaking)

Last service and what was done?

Mlieage?

tipota
02-04-2011, 10:49 AM
I just bought the car a week or two ago. When I bought it they said they had changed the clutch and the front struts

jdmccright
02-10-2011, 12:11 PM
More info is needed.

Does the car start and idle smoothly?
Is the idle speed fast all the time or only when it is cold?
Does the car drive well with no pulling to one side?
Are tires inflated properly?
Are tires balanced and rotated and matching brand/model/size (at least front and rear)?
Does the exhaust smell like fuel?
Is the car sluggish when you accelerate?
Do you smell gas when you are near the car after it has been sitting?

We'll probably have more focused questions, but these are good starters.

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