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by Rickety Rhino
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fails emissions test - CO too high
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: Fails emissions test - CO too high

The EGR valve was indeed very clogged up. I replaced it with the one from Amazon garyfish listed above. This was a PITA because they made the vacuum connection so it was in the way of the big pipe from the manifold. I had to rotate it, then find a way to clamp it down to the body of the EGR, which I...
by Rickety Rhino
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fails emissions test - CO too high
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: Fails emissions test - CO too high

Petros: the vac line to the AAP does not have fuel in it. It also passes the tests (cold & warmed up) in the Service Manual. And I replaced it 2 years ago, a few months before the last emissions test, which passed. Mark: test (e) failed, the voltmeter always reads 0. So I did the subsequent checks s...
by Rickety Rhino
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fails emissions test - CO too high
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: Fails emissions test - CO too high

It failed again, with almost the same value for CO. It has new NGK BPR5EY-11 spark plugs, timing is at 5 deg BTDC. I also put in a new distributor rotor and O2 sensor. Last time the emissions tech said it was running too rich. I checked the choke, it's vertical when the engine is warmed up. The cent...
by Rickety Rhino
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fails emissions test - CO too high
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Fails emissions test - CO too high

Does anyone have ideas what else I can do to lower CO so I can pass emissions? The emissions test shows CO GPM at 40, and the limit is 30. Two years ago it passed at 24.8 GPM. The HC, CO2 and NOx are all well within limits, same as 2 years ago. Here's what I've done: adjusted valves, fast idle, TP, ...
by Rickety Rhino
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: starter makes loud whining noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: starter makes loud whining noise

The fan belts are tightened correctly. It sounds like bad bearings in the starter motor, according to my neighbor who's an auto repair instructor. I found a better angle to get the mounting bolts tight, and now it doesn't move the slightest amount. Like Petros says, probably the wear on the flywheel...
by Rickety Rhino
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: starter makes loud whining noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: starter makes loud whining noise

Here's a picture of the flywheel with the shiny corners of the teeth.
by Rickety Rhino
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: starter makes loud whining noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

starter makes loud whining noise

Hi Folks, I hear a loud whining/screeching noise when starting up. A few weeks ago it was only when I let go of the key after the motor caught that I heard the noise, now it's louder and I hear it during the entire few seconds it takes to start the engine. The engine starts quickly, the battery is n...
by Rickety Rhino
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: bad CV joint or something else?
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: bad CV joint or something else?

I replaced the right axle myself yesterday, and the clicking and thunking is gone. Thanks xirdneh for the excellent front axle replacement video! I avoided trying this job for years, and I'm stoked that I was able to do it myself! I whacked the end with a rubber hammer to get it past the final bit, ...
by Rickety Rhino
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: bad CV joint or something else?
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: bad CV joint or something else?

Hi xirdneh, The FAQ indicates the right axle, not the left one: " if it gets louder or worse when you turn left, the bad bearing or CV is on the right side, and vice versa. " Why do you say it sounds like the left axle? Is the FAQ wrong?
by Rickety Rhino
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Toyota tercel 86 (parts) - $400 Bozeman, Montana
Replies: 6
Views: 1683

Re: Toyota tercel 86 (parts) - $400 Bozeman, Montana

Larry, do you still have those two axles? I need a left axle, and will be driving through Butte next Fri or Sat (July 7th or 8th) on my way from Colorado to Canada, and I could stop by. Did they work well when they were last on the car?
Thanks,
Steve Monk (303) 444-2920
by Rickety Rhino
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: bad CV joint or something else?
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

bad CV joint or something else?

My 84 Tercel 4WD has a clicking/tapping noise when making a left turn, similar to times in the past when having the CV joint replaced fixed it. If the turn is while accelerating up a steep hill, there's a shuddering/shaking too. Neither one happens when turning right or going straight. My mechanic (...
by Rickety Rhino
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: stick shift won't move in cold weather
Replies: 7
Views: 1879

Re: stick shift won't move in cold weather

Thanks a lot guys, this fixed my problem. I cleaned the gunk out of the shift linkage chamber, and now it doesn't freeze up in below zero weather!
by Rickety Rhino
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: vapor lock problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2119

Re: vapor lock problem

Thanks for all the input. I used the links posted by Petros to find a gas station with ethanol free gas, and that helped a lot. It got me through the hottest part of the summer. Now that the weather is cooler, I can use the usual 10% ethanol gas without problems.
by Rickety Rhino
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: stick shift won't move in cold weather
Replies: 7
Views: 1879

stick shift won't move in cold weather

The stick shift in my 84 Tercel (manual) won't move after a cold night in the winter (< 20 deg F), even with a fair amount of force. This happens regardless of which gear I left it in (including neutral). If I run the engine for 20 min, then let it sit for 1/2 hr, I can then move the stick, although...
by Rickety Rhino
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: vapor lock problem
Replies: 14
Views: 2119

vapor lock problem

My 84 Tercel engine sometimes hesitates, sputters and dies on hot days, and I can't restart it for awhile. It can happen suddenly when I drive up a long canyon, or if it's been sitting on a hot day after being driven, and I start it again - then it happens within a few minutes. The temperature gauge...