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by Highlander
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1983 Tercel 4WD SR5 $975 (Needs Trans) Wyoming
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: 1983 Tercel 4WD SR5 $975 (Needs Trans) Wyoming

Hey Jared, I've got an '83 trans here in CO waiting for a car to be put around it. -Denver/Boulder area if it makes any difference. My daughter is in Ft. Collins, I can deliver there if need be.
by Highlander
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Transmission and Parts car for sale + more!
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Transmission and Parts car for sale + more!

BTDT, That's what was wrong with the heat in the sunroof car years ago, air door was my first check.
by Highlander
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Transmission and Parts car for sale + more!
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Transmission and Parts car for sale + more!

Heater valve is good- checked it, the feed and drain tubes are my only other possibility, I think.
by Highlander
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Transmission and Parts car for sale + more!
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Transmission and Parts car for sale + more!

That's the one that won't heat (I'm going to continue to try on that one), the parts car was the one on the side of the garage without a rear window. All told, I've got 2 early (3.7:1, IIRC) 4WD trannys that are good, the one needs to be removed though.
by Highlander
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Starter Repair Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Starter Repair Kit

I've found that it's usually just the contact that closes between the hot terminal and the plunger that wears. I bought a bunch (8?) of the contacts and have only used 3 of them so far, as the only one that's been severely worn was the hot side. I also clean up the plunger contact ring while I'm in ...
by Highlander
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Transmission and Parts car for sale + more!
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Transmission and Parts car for sale + more!

My Rusty Rat Bastard has decided to not heat AT ALL, even after a heater core change, so I'm goin gto dispense with some of my parts (We still have 2 '85s though). The parts car needs to go away-early '83 SR5, good trans (I even have another in the garage) good engine, body is dissolving, no front g...
by Highlander
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Clutch pedal goes down but needs a lot of force
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Clutch pedal goes down but needs a lot of force

My '83 had high pedal pressure before I changed engine and clutch out - I found that the throw out bearing carrier had lots of old sticky grease where it is supposed to glide over the input shaft tube that was increasing the sliding friction. Since then, everytime that I change out a clutch or engin...
by Highlander
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Vanishing Brake Fluid
Replies: 10
Views: 1209

Re: Vanishing Brake Fluid

I have never heard of brake fluid evaporating. Check around the master cylinder. The gaskets that seal the reservoir can leak. The master between the brake booster also. It may not make it to the ground to show a puddle. But be damp. Did you pull the drums off to check the wheel cylinders? Are the ...
by Highlander
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Vanishing Brake Fluid
Replies: 10
Views: 1209

Vanishing Brake Fluid

My youngest daughter now has the '85 sunroof car and is using it for commuting to work and back, a couple of weeks ago, it ate the timing belt (I had no idea of the age of it), Dragged it home with the truck (15 miles up and down hills) with my eldest driving the truck (she had no experience at doin...
by Highlander
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 1984 air suction system
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Re: 1984 air suction system

I know that this is in the indexed posts, but... The air suction system is a passive air injection system. The flat, pancake style thing attached to the bulbous one is a reed (or flapper) valve that only allows air to pass into the cat when the vacuum is high enough. The vacuum is generated by the B...
by Highlander
Tue May 27, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Rebuilt engine won't idle
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Rebuilt engine won't idle

Check the wiring for the fuel cutoff circuits (Big Green connector) and make sure that you have them by the book for your car. I had the same issue with one of mine, someone had rebuilt the carb before I bought it and just plugged the wires in helter-skelter once I got those sorted out it idled at 8...
by Highlander
Mon May 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '85 Transmission Available
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: '85 Transmission Available

Yeah, We've had a rash of Hit and Runs in the Denver area, I believe that its because the penalties for hit and run are less severe than for DUI :twisted: . Even if you kill someone with a hit and run, theh penalties STILL seem to be less. Therefore, everyone who's had their license revoked or suspe...
by Highlander
Mon May 12, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Idle Oscillation Fixed
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Re: Idle Oscillation Fixed

So did you just take the connectors out of the carb plug and switch them around? I think I need to do exactly this! Sorry I'm late to respond to this :oops: Exactly- I used a paper clip to push the locking tab back and out of the way. I've got the pinouts on paper with wire colors if you need it, l...
by Highlander
Mon May 12, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '85 Transmission Available
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: '85 Transmission Available

The wheels are mine- brand new (<200 miles Cooper weathermasters), Drivers window seal, I think I've got one in the overhead from a previous car- I'll look. Hatch seal was cut in two by the Jaws of Life, but i have another. :shock: Cluster is OK, sunroof seals are good, it was open at the time (don'...
by Highlander
Fri May 09, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '85 Transmission Available
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

'85 Transmission Available

The car doesn't need the Trans anymore, anyone need one? its got ~ 190k on it , runs and drives fine, no damage to the running gear at all.
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