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by kitchman
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Cooling fan relay blowing
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Cooling fan relay blowing

Thanks for the reply and offer! What do yo mean by blower assy? Anyway by using a different voltmeter and different wire connections it was determined that the cooling fan is drawing 4.5-4.8 amps. which seams to be normal and should not be causing the relay to blow out. I am wondering if it is becau...
by kitchman
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Cooling fan relay blowing
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Cooling fan relay blowing

At first it was thought that the radiator cooling fan was inoperative due to a electrical problem. Unfortunately after spend a good deal of time trouble shooting and replacing the fan relay, which had blown twice, it was discovered that the fan its self was the culprit. The fan blade was very rough ...
by kitchman
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Leaf Lament or Vent Vexations
Replies: 16
Views: 2056

Re: Leaf Lament or Vent Vexations

Thanks for the reply! What I was referring to about the addition of the rubber inner tube, is that water could linger in the small area around the wiper post, possibly causing a rust issue of the surrounding cowl sheet metal. This is why I asked if you put some small weep holes at the low point of t...
by kitchman
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Leaf Lament or Vent Vexations
Replies: 16
Views: 2056

Re: Leaf Lament or Vent Vexations

Was there ever a conclusion to the water leaking problem? I have removed the wiper cowl and fortunately things looked pretty good inside, no rust except for a little surface flash rust on the wiper control rods and a small section of the cowl floor. These areas were treated with Eastwood's rust enca...
by kitchman
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Ignition problem

Problem update: Installed new coil, rotor and cap the other day. The small gasket that the coil sits on was broken/cracked in two areas and applied some pematex gasket seal to fill the small voids in the two cracks. Well, so far it starts right up even after a rain. Going to monitor it this week to ...
by kitchman
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: AC idler pulley continued
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: AC idler pulley continued

Thanks for the reply and generous offer Tom, hold on to it for now, at this point trying to see if the slight front to back movement of the pulley is normal. Hopefully some other members will take a quick look at theirs and report back.
Thanks again!
Vince
by kitchman
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: AC idler pulley continued
Replies: 2
Views: 106

AC idler pulley continued

Removed the AC idler pulley and the bearing seems ok, no roughness. The bearing doesn't appear to be serviceable and not intended to be removed from the pulley assy. I also have a 1983 Tercel hatchback and took a look at the AC idler pulley to see if there was any front to back movement in the pulle...
by kitchman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: AC idler pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: AC idler pulley

Removed the AC idler pulley and the bearing seems ok, no roughness. The bearing doesn't appear to be serviceable and not intended to be removed from the pulley assy. I also have a 1983 Tercel hatchback and took a look at the AC idler pulley to see if there was any front to back movement in the pulle...
by kitchman
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Ignition problem

Problem update: In the process of removing the dissy. cap I observed a white powdery residue on the dissy. aluminum casting where the forward most mounting bolt and condenser mount. Further examination revealed a hair line crack on this location of the dissy. cap. My first thought was that I had fou...
by kitchman
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Ignition problem

Problem update: As stated previously, I waited for the next time the engine would not start, placed the key in the run position and while under the hood put a jumper wire to the triggering wire of the starter. Before attempting to crank I also placed a spark detector lamp on #1 cyl. and also placed ...
by kitchman
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Ignition problem

Ok, this is my plan: I have traced the black trigger wire from the starter to a white junction connector near the battery. If and when the engine does not immediately start, I will place the key in the run position and proceed to unplug the white connector and place a jump wire on the starter side o...
by kitchman
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: AC idler pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 117

AC idler pulley

Thinking It soon will be necessary to replace the AC idler pulley. Does any one know if a new replacement bearing can be pressed in in instead of trying to find the complete discontinued pulley assy?
by kitchman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 11
Views: 371

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: 11
Views: 371

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: 11
Views: 371

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...