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by xirdneh
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Your thoughts?

I just removed the head on a tercel and all but two exh/intake manifold bolts/nuts were loose. One was half way out. This car was smoking a bit too. Compression on number 1 & 2 were 178-180 on cold engine. 3 & 4 were both 150 , head gasket was leaking water into those two. I made a steel plate and g...
by xirdneh
Mon May 29, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Burnt valve?
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Burnt valve?

Those are some pretty low readings on pressure, might go up if engine is warm.
If you squirt oil in the three with highest pressure and pressure in them goes up that is supposed to mean rings are worn. Are you going thru a lot of oil?
by xirdneh
Mon May 29, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Burnt valve?
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Burnt valve?

Your supposed to disconnect both vac hoses to dist and plug the ends when you set timing
by xirdneh
Mon May 29, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Burnt valve?
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Burnt valve?

Check valve, air flow direction, air is being pulled from dist so the valve would be open to that direction of flow. Take it out and suck on each end to determine how it will be installed.
by xirdneh
Mon May 29, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Burnt valve?
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Burnt valve?

Compression check the cylinders. If one is very low it could be a burnt valve. If two cylinders side by side are low that would be head gasket blown between cylinders.
If burnt valve is suspected squirt motor oil in cyl and check compression again. If pressure does not increase it is a valve.
by xirdneh
Fri May 26, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 85 won't start
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: 85 won't start

I would remove top of air filter housing and drop a couple of tablespoons of gas down carb throat. Try starting. If it fires up and dies I would look at fuel supply stuff. If it does not fire at all look at ignition stuff
by xirdneh
Tue May 23, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another one lost to a drunk driver...
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Another one lost to a drunk driver...

Big time bummer
by xirdneh
Mon May 22, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Transmission issue ???
Replies: 8
Views: 180

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: 85

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: 223

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: 223

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: 299

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: 2025

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: 145

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: 145

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.