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by kitchman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Ignition problem

Thanks for the replies. My theory is that I have spark some times but have not been able as yet to confirm it. I am leaning toward what Mark thinks but if it is malfunctioning only some of the times the only two options are to take a chance and replace the switch or set up a bypass circuit that can ...
by kitchman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Ignition problem

Thanks for the reply! Problem update: The starter is very good, no problems there. I recall having a similar problem with another car years ago, but can't remember what the solution was unfortunately. This said I asked a friend who is an excellent auto mechanic and works for a dealership. I presente...
by kitchman
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Ignition problem

I have been posting regarding the OEM carburetor flooding problem and have discovered some thing new. The engine attempts to start only when the ignition key is released and returns to the run position. Having run out of weather and sun light I couldn't confirm my suspicion that for some unknown rea...
by kitchman
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Carb. choke breaker question
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Carb. choke breaker question

It is coincidental you saying this! The other day I found the jet in question and attempted to suck on the vac. line on the carb. side of the jet while holding my finger on the line on the opposite side and of course no suction was observed. Then I tried sucking on the same line this time without bl...
by kitchman
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Carb. choke breaker question
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Carb. choke breaker question

Thanks for the reply Mark! The Jet that was on there allowed no air at all to pass through, so I eliminated it and ran a continuous section of line between the two points. Just wanted to make sure that I didn't shoot myself in the foot in doing so.
by kitchman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Carb. choke breaker question
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Carb. choke breaker question

Does anyone know what the plastic jet located in line between the vacuum port on the bottom right side of the carb. and the bottom back port of the choke breaker diaphragm is for?
by kitchman
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: OEM carburetor issue
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: OEM carburetor issue

Thanks for the reply and offer, but I would like to isolate the problem before throwing any money at it. The carb. was recently rebuilt and therefore has new parts. I still think the problem has some thing to do with an adjustment of the accelerator pump linkage.
by kitchman
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: OEM carburetor issue
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: OEM carburetor issue

Hello again, sorry was away. The fuel level is at the correct level in the sight glass. Also as I have been stating, when the car will not start the intake manifold has pools of gas. If it were a result of faulty float/needle valve, wouldn't the problem be present all the time and have nothing to do...
by kitchman
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: New Exhaust on 86 Wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: New Exhaust on 86 Wagon

Thanks again, I realize all of that, though I am wanting to know what the factory set up was for this 86 wagon. Did the intermediate pipe have a flange/gasket where it connects to the muffler or not. Just because the present pipe and muffler has no flange/gasket doesn't mean it is correct. The previ...
by kitchman
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: New Exhaust on 86 Wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: New Exhaust on 86 Wagon

Thanks again, I have been looking at mufflers for this 86 wagon and the diagrams show them as looking very similar to what is on my 83 tercel hatchback, which has a short curved pipe and a flange/gasket on the input side which mates to a flange on the intermediate pipe. The muffler on the 86 wagon t...
by kitchman
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: OEM carburetor issue
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: OEM carburetor issue

thanks again for the reply. Still have not had a chance to further explore the problem. In your last message you stated " It will only flood when the engine is running". As I have explained, the flooding occurs before the engine starts and only when the accelerator pedal is depressed more than a mer...
by kitchman
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: New Exhaust on 86 Wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 235

New Exhaust on 86 Wagon

Hello again, Need to replace both the muffler and the intermediate pipe. I observed that the intermediate pipe has a heat shield surrounding it, composed of two half sections. Would like to know how important it may be to reuse this shielding in the event that some of the shielding bolts snap off du...
by kitchman
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: OEM carburetor issue
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: OEM carburetor issue

Thanks for the reply, Leaving for trip Sunday and winter returned so can not do much on this issue for a couple of weeks. Like usual the gas was sopped up and a hair dryer was positioned over the carb. throat It is worthy to note that the inside of the intake manifold remains dry, bone dry such that...
by kitchman
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: OEM carburetor issue
Replies: 11
Views: 359

OEM carburetor issue

Hello all, About a 11/2 years ago I completely rebuilt the stock carb. What I have observed ever since is that if you dare give any more than a tap to the accelerator pedal, to engage the choke, the carb. is rendered into a flooded state and will not start until the gas is sopped up from the intake ...
by kitchman
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 83 Tercel Sedan cooling fan problem
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: 83 Tercel Sedan cooling fan problem

Thanks for the reply! As I stated all fuses/relays check ok. When the ignition is switched on, power is supplied to either terminal 3 or 4 I forget which. The other day I checked for continuity between the black side of the fan connector and the relay terminal 3 or 4 which is energized by the action...