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by dlb
Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game
Replies: 24
Views: 795

Re: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game

Yesterday I did the rear brakes in #8. Brake shoes, wheel cylinders, one park brake cable. The brake line nuts were pretty frozen into the cylinders, and also to the lines themselves. The first one eventually broke free with a bunch of gentle bouncing with the flare nut wrench but the second one was...
by dlb
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Winter Tercel Project
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Winter Tercel Project

check / replace the trans gear oil before driving somewhere. doenst take long for these transmissions to fail when they get low on oil. +1, these transmissions were unique to this car so there are very few parts available for them now. Baby that thing. On that topic, there are a few big threads her...
by dlb
Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: All-trac on BaT
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: All-trac on BaT

It's no wagon but it's still pretty cool. Super clean, quite the specimen. Oh wait, automatic transmission, boooo.
by dlb
Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: convert auto trans to manual?
Replies: 20
Views: 2883

Re: convert auto trans to manual?

unless your auto car is 87-88(?) you already have 3.73's. i believe the last two years of the auto got switched to 3.9. 83-84 had 3.73 gears, 85-87 had 4.11. manuals, yes. autos were different. they carried 3.73 till 86, then switched to 3.9 in 87-88. bet you also didnt know that there are differen...
by dlb
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: convert auto trans to manual?
Replies: 20
Views: 2883

Re: convert auto trans to manual?

SirFoxx wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:22 am unless your auto car is 87-88(?) you already have 3.73's. i believe the last two years of the auto got switched to 3.9.
83-84 had 3.73 gears, 85-87 had 4.11.
by dlb
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Much better
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Much better

That was quick, AlexArrow!

Forum member simon84 installed a winch in his tercel in roughly the same spot not too long ago.

viewtopic.php?p=115305#p115305

And here's a pic he sent me of using it the first time to straighten a post at his place.

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by dlb
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game
Replies: 24
Views: 795

Re: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game

Today I got the transmission back in the car. Still have to reinstall the starter, distributor, and some other things, plus I'm waiting for some heater hoses from rock auto to show up, before I can test everything but I'm really glad to be done the biggest, most labour-intensive parts of the job. Th...
by dlb
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blowing black smoke and is running rough.
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Blowing black smoke and is running rough.

Remember there are two idle speed screws. One is for the "fast idle" (aka initial idle when the car is started and cold), the other is for regular idle. Have you looked through the factory service manual here on the forum? It's pretty useful for stuff like this. It's impossible to set the ...
by dlb
Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blowing black smoke and is running rough.
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Blowing black smoke and is running rough.

Welcome to the forum. Black exhaust is a sign of excess fuel, in other words it's running way too rich. A common cause of that is a ruptured AAP diaphragm on the carb -- I know you swapped the carb but AAP's fail fairly frequently, plus it's easy to check so that's the first thing I'd look at. Have ...
by dlb
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: clutch installation questions
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: clutch installation questions

Pilot bearing should be fine. Clutch disc in? correct side out (in the FSM)? did you use an alinement tool? When you install the PP, there is resistance due to the PP force on the clutch plate as well. That may be part of what you were noticing. Yup, clutch installed flat side facing forward, with ...
by dlb
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game
Replies: 24
Views: 795

Re: after many years, I'm finally back in the T4 game

I've been making slow progress on this. I was waiting for parts from Rockauto to arrive, most of them have now so I've installed a bunch of them but I'm still waiting on some trans output seals for the CV axles, and a 4wd shifter seal I ordered from ebay. I want to put those in before the trans goes...
by dlb
Tue Sep 20, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: clutch installation questions
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: clutch installation questions

Boy I was really out to lunch on this. I thought the pilot bearing was pressed into the flywheel, not the end of the crankshaft. I went to put it in the flywheel and was like "dang they put the wrong pilot bearing in this clutch kit," then I looked at the old one and realized something was...
by dlb
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Charge and brake light on still after replacing alternator & voltage regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Charge and brake light on still after replacing alternator & voltage regulator

welcome, boranederek. The charge and brake lights being on usually does indicate a problem with the alternator -- I assume you have double checked all the connections to make sure they are all secure? The belt is snug? My next guess after those would be a bad-out-of-the-box alternator or voltage reg...
by dlb
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: clutch installation questions
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: clutch installation questions

Ah heck. I removed the pilot bearing from the flywheel before I removed the flywheel, didn't even think to note its depth then. I thought it was just flush with the rear face of the flywheel.
by dlb
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: clutch installation questions
Replies: 7
Views: 103

clutch installation questions

I'm about to install the new clutch on my 83 but have a few questions about some of the details. 1) can I tap the pilot bearing into place in the flywheel or do I need to have it pressed in? 2) same thing but with the release bearing: can I tap it onto its retainer or does it need to be pressed on? ...