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by xirdneh
Mon May 22, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Transmission issue ???
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Transmission issue ???

If you are new to tercel tranny removal, look into removing input shaft. Makes an easier job of removing and installing. Also look into synth vs oil on this site. May have shifting issues if you go full synth. Gear oil is supposed to be apl 5 According to FSM. They say apl 4 is easier on synchros bu...
by xirdneh
Fri May 19, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Knocking Caused by Piston Experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Knocking Caused by Piston Experiences

I have had several Tercels that had a knock caused by a cracked or broken piston. All had over 200,000 miles on them. Symptoms: cold engine knock that quiets or goes away when engine warms up. The knock is a mid tone pitch (not high not low). In my experience it has always been #3 cylinder. The pist...
by xirdneh
Fri May 19, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"
Replies: 13
Views: 127

Re: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"

I buy a lot online so FedEx and UPS visit often. Usually the same drivers. I asked them to let me know if they see a dead tercel. Took a number of years but a month ago one of them gave me an address. I checked it out and it was the wife of a guy I worked with years ago. She does not drive it much a...
by xirdneh
Thu May 18, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"
Replies: 13
Views: 127

Re: Inquiry from the blue: "Want to sell your Tercel?"

Gee, now I am thinking twice about knocking on a door in port angeles where a dark copper wagon sits in front. They might think I am a crook? Maybe if they see my tercel out front I will be OK.
Have left notes on tercels. Bought one doing that. Most do not call me.
by xirdneh
Fri May 12, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 3rd / 4th gear woes
Replies: 18
Views: 238

Re: 3rd / 4th gear woes

is it done?
by xirdneh
Mon May 01, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Leak when it rains
Replies: 23
Views: 1964

Re: Leak when it rains

is your antenna on the right side? if so remove fender and goop the rubber bushing that the antenna wire goes through into fender wall. my leak came from above and was the gutter above the door. the roof sheetmetal is spot welded to body in gutter and sealed with who knows what. i figure roof racks ...
by xirdneh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Tercel input shaft bearing replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: Tercel input shaft bearing replacement

the 4 different bearings that have been used on inner input shaft from 83-88 are interchangeable
as far as i can tell the difference in thickness does not matter. the trannys i have taken apart that have the thicker bearing did not show any signs of rubbing against main idler gear.
by xirdneh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Tercel input shaft bearing replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: Tercel input shaft bearing replacement

Look up "Transmission Notes" and check bearing number there, its in "Repair Guides"
Check tranny oil level, topping off might stop the noise.
Yes it sounds to me like input bearing.
by xirdneh
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Front Drivers Side Window Regulator needed!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: Front Drivers Side Window Regulator needed!!!

Weld some globs of metal where the teeth were then file to shape. I have done that a few times. Also once drew up sketch of toothed plate and had laser cut it out. Good plasma cutter should work too.
by xirdneh
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: OEM carburetor issue
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: OEM carburetor issue

I have messed with quite a few carbs on these cars. I have rebuilt them with kits and taken them apart cleaned them out and put back together without kits. Success rate either way is about the same, lucky if 1 out of 3 works right. I have quite a few carbs in a box that are tagged with descriptions ...
by xirdneh
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 3rd / 4th gear woes
Replies: 18
Views: 238

Re: 3rd / 4th gear woes

If pulling tranny and diff together as unit it is still much easier with input out. And reinstall goes easier too
by xirdneh
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 3rd / 4th gear woes
Replies: 18
Views: 238

Re: 3rd / 4th gear woes

The input will come out. Not much to grab onto. Large channel lock or vise grip works , I like vice grip. Tranny and engine need to be angled down as far a possible. Oil pan resting on steering rack.
I assume you are pulling tranny only (leave diff aka transaxle in there.)
by xirdneh
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 3rd / 4th gear woes
Replies: 18
Views: 238

Re: 3rd / 4th gear woes

probably not
the main thing is you have to take it out to fix it
by xirdneh
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 3rd / 4th gear woes
Replies: 18
Views: 238

Re: 3rd / 4th gear woes

88 trannys have alum shift forks held to shift shaft with small screw. when screw gets loose it causes hard shifting till it falls out then no 3 and 4 gears. have seen this twice since shifter is hard to pull out that means cup on end is probably good tranny will have to be pulled to find out whats ...
by xirdneh
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: how to increase acceleration or mileage (or both)?
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: how to increase acceleration or mileage (or both)?

Check tire pressure and for dragging brake.
After tires its usually the carb
I have rebuilt some that did not get good mpg
Not sure what was wrong

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