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by Petros
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hello From Calahoo!
Replies: 16
Views: 156

Re: Hello From Calahoo!

Three high school kids were recently killed in a similar accident near here. they ran into a semi trailer parked on the highway and their modern SUV went under it, shearing the top off. The air bags kept them from ducking and it appears they all were decapitated. Another survived with minor injuries...
by Petros
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: Ignition problem

if it has trouble starting when damp, the problem is almost always in the distributor. I have had this problem several times, works perfectly when warm and dry, lots of trouble when cold and damp, or just damp. A cracked outer casing in the coil is common, takes in moisture and shorts it out. ONce y...
by Petros
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: New Drive axles , not remanufactured
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: New Drive axles , not remanufactured

I do not think toyota ever made them, but purchased them from a supplier. the supplier would discontinue production when the volume of sales drop off, which will happen as the models of cars age and become less common, and far fewer reorders for the parts. I have worn out cv axles with out ever havi...
by Petros
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Carburetor disassemble and assemble video
Replies: 8
Views: 890

Re: Carburetor disassemble and assemble video

welcome to the forum Morgan!

we are all here to help. start a new thread and tell us about your car, and how you came to own it. with pics!
by Petros
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1984 4WD DLX BOZEMAN MT
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: 1984 4WD DLX BOZEMAN MT

looks decent, can you post a pic of the fender that needs work?
by Petros
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Finnegan the Space Donkey
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Finnegan the Space Donkey

welcome to the forum! that is hard core! Living out of tiny Tercel4wd in Alaska, better head back to town before the winter snows! I have been wanting to drive to AK in my Tercel4wd from Washington, but my wife will insist on taking the Lexus. The vacuum leak should be an easy fix, you just need to ...
by Petros
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What info to tell shop before dropping off terc
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: What info to tell shop before dropping off terc

Doing this yourself would likely save you $500-600. even if you have to buy tools and rent a shop to do it. if you buy your own parts get either Japanese or USA made parts. Replace both axles seals, and also your engine rear main seal when you have the trans/clutch out of it. You might also consider...
by Petros
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: New Drive axles , not remanufactured
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: New Drive axles , not remanufactured

I already sent this as a PM, but I thought I would put it here for benefit of others. I get them from rockauto, but I have also bought from discuntautoparts, and partsgeek below. Rockauto has good prices right now, but I do not know any of those brands. I have had bad experience with Cardone remans,...
by Petros
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: How to tell the year of à tranny?
Replies: 16
Views: 154

Re: How to tell the year of à tranny?

both '85 and '86 should have 4.1 final drive ratio, as should '87 and the few '88s out there. I do not think there is any differnence between the trans from '85-'88.
by Petros
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: AC idler pulley
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: AC idler pulley

I have not looked, but most standard bearings can be replaced. press out the current one and take it to an industrial bearing retailer, most towns have at least one, large cities have several suppliers. they will measure it and match it to something they have in stock. You can also shop on-line, but...
by Petros
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1984 SR5 292,xxx $3200-Denver
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: 1984 SR5 292,xxx $3200-Denver

in both of those videos the dummies do not stay in the seats, the seat belt is too flimsy. Also, in the '80 corrola, the steering wheel gets pushed back into the driver. this must have been before the requirement that steering wheels and column does not do that, our steering column can not do that, ...
by Petros
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1984 SR5 292,xxx $3200-Denver
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: 1984 SR5 292,xxx $3200-Denver

fell for the marketing and false promise of buying a "safer" new car.
by Petros
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: Ignition problem

if you have spark the problem is likely somewhere else. check the timing, try using starter spray down the carb, indicates lack of fuel.

A bad vac leak makes it hard to start, might also check all the vac lines.
by Petros
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Automatic tercel too slow
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Automatic tercel too slow

this is common with auto trans, no overdrive gear and it uses fairly low final drive. larger tires are the only thing to try. If you change out diff, the easiest thing to do is to change out the whole third member and front diff assembly, with ones from the '83-84 manual trans, (3.73:1) . make sure ...
by Petros
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hello From Calahoo!
Replies: 16
Views: 156

Re: Hello From Calahoo!

Too bad, live and learn. Be more careful to inspect for rust before you buy. You just seem to be having a lot of bad luck. At this point it has to get better. Only one way to go but up! you should be able to locate a Tercel4wd with a decent body, but blow engine or trans, for $150-300, they show up ...