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by dlb
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Battery Corrosion/Brake Light on
Replies: 12
Views: 191

Re: Battery Corrosion/Brake Light on

Don't buy any remanufactured CV axles. Numerous forum members have had terrible luck with them, myself included. Only buy new ones.
by dlb
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Well shit. ..
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Well shit. ..

shit, sorry man. That stinks.
by dlb
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: The perfect wrench for starters
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: The perfect wrench for starters

Yeah, I could never bring myself to shell out the $$$ for them either. I got a set of the non-locking ones on sale for a good price and they did the jobs I needed so I couldn't justify buying the locking ones. They're the kind of thing I only would have bought if I came across them for cheap at a ga...
by dlb
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Tool Talk!
Topic: The perfect wrench for starters
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: The perfect wrench for starters

Well, it took about 5 years but my dad just surprised me with a set of these ratcheting, LOCKING flex head wrenches. https://www.uktools.com/images/thumbs/0037293_10mm-gearwrench-flex-lock-ratchet-wrench_415.jpeg It's too bad I don't wrench on old cars as much as I used to but I'm still pleased as p...
by dlb
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adjust of idle mixture
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Adjust of idle mixture

and lastly, that intricate maze of vacuum line that goes everwhere… I don't know what does what but the service manual is your friend here. Just make sure there are no vacuum leaks and that everything goes where it's supposed to. (I have a ke30 that I bought with a healthy 3A engine swapped into it...
by dlb
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: engine stops with climbing a hill
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: engine stops with climbing a hill

I just realized you have the timing set to 20* BTDC. That's much too far, and could be the cause of your problem. Use a timing light to set it correctly -- 5* BTDC is stock, some here prefer it at 10* BTDC. Either should be fine. But remember, the vacuum advance hose must be disconnected and plugged...
by dlb
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: engine stops with climbing a hill
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: engine stops with climbing a hill

First thing I would check the fuel level in the carb. If the bowl is low, it can cause the engine to cut out on corners. I've never heard of it occurring on hills but it's the same idea so I'd look there. Park the car on level ground. Remove the air filter housing. On the front of the carb, part way...
by dlb
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thermostat/cooling problem
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Thermostat/cooling problem

Mark, your last post got me thinking about the rad cap -- the symptoms you mentioned do sound more like a stuck open t-stat than anything else but it seems weird that two t-stats would misbehave in the same way, and rad caps are hella cheap anyway so I would try replacing that. Have you noticed any ...
by dlb
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thermostat/cooling problem
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: Thermostat/cooling problem

If both t-stats and the sensor passed their respective tests, the gauge itself would be my next guess.
by dlb
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adjust of idle mixture
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Adjust of idle mixture

Hi Jojje. I agree with Petros, I have never seen a screw like that, or the half moon thing, on our North American Tercels so I think it is unique to Europe, or possibly Sweden itself. There have been a few other members on this forum from other Scandinavian countries, like Norway and Iceland in part...
by dlb
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: I lent my Corolla 4wd to an auto website for road test and you won't believe what happened next!
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: I lent my Corolla 4wd to an auto website for road test and you won't believe what happened next!

Those fuel economy #s in the article are way off. It must be an error. "In its day, the Corolla had a claimed combined fuel reading of 13.3L/100km, and after doing some maths, we got a reading of 8.3L/100km after a freeway run. In the C-HR, Toyota claims 6.5L/100km, just a smidgen lower than what we...
by dlb
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Setting the Timing
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Setting the Timing

i have only seen one notch on the tercel pulley I know, there is only one but I made a mistake and thought a gouge from a rock or something was the timing mark on a pulley one time. The actual timing mark was disguised by years of grime and dirt but it became obvious I had done something wrong once...
by dlb
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Setting the Timing
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Setting the Timing

Yes, it helps to mark the pulley and timing marks with white paint. Just make sure you mark the right notch on the pulley. I remember messing this up once on a Honda Civic and scratching my head for a few minutes before I realized just what the hell was wrong. Disconnect the distributor hose that co...
by dlb
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Died on HWY, No Spark
Replies: 73
Views: 1470

Re: Died on HWY, No Spark

I have not been able to repair any TVSV's. I've got them to stay together but when I tested them as per the FSM guidelines, they all failed to reach the 'hot' running stage. Some people have found new TVSV's on alibaba but beware that site. A member here had his credit card hacked after buying TVSV'...
by dlb
Tue May 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Wiper come on when car is started
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Wiper come on when car is started

if you unplug the wiper/turn signals/hazard controls on the underside of the steering column, does that stop the wipers? if it does, I would just swap the controls out. while you're at it, you could upgrade to the controls with adjustable intermittent wipers. here's the post on that: https://tercel4...