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by Bluebelles Mom
Thu May 26, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: It's running!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: It's running!!!!

I'll do that tomorrow...it's pouring rain and to be honest I came in and poured myself a few glasses of wine (and cried a little). Tomorrow I'll deal with this, I can't do anymore today.
by Bluebelles Mom
Thu May 26, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: It's running!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: It's running!!!!

The plug wires are correct....I marked them when I took them off. It feels much like it did when the bearings went. No power all the time and it feels rough. I will take it to the auto hobby shop on Wed. And test the compression and get them to check the timing....I did hqave the belt off for the cr...
by Bluebelles Mom
Thu May 26, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: It's running!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: It's running!!!!

OK...perhaps a moral victory only. It still has no power and is running rough. I am so bummed.
by Bluebelles Mom
Thu May 26, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: It's running!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

It's running!!!!

I am going to move the RV so I can get the car to the road. I'll take it around the block for a test drive then make a run to the gas station. I want to thank everyone who contributed their time and knowledge, I couldn't have done this without you. I am so happy and more then a little proud of myself.
by Bluebelles Mom
Wed May 25, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: The car is on hold.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

Re: The car is on hold.......

I got the sway bar done and the side brace from the engine to the transmission is on. Just a couple more things to bolt up and it's done. Unfortunatly it has started to rain so the last thing I did was put oil in it. The bushings and braces look fine. I did almost strip out a couple of bolt holes in...
by Bluebelles Mom
Wed May 25, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: The car is on hold.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

Re: The car is on hold.......

It looks as if I could also loosen the ends of the bar a little to help line everything up. My problem is where the bar attaches to the main engine support beam.
by Bluebelles Mom
Tue May 24, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: The car is on hold.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

Re: The car is on hold.......

davidlucasbarnes wrote:to get the sway bar ends into the receiving holes in the control arms, use ratcheting cargo straps on the ends of the bar to compress them. way easier!
Ha...I thought about using my racheted strap for the bar on the way to the Drs this afternoon. I might make mechanic junior grade yet.
by Bluebelles Mom
Tue May 24, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: The car is on hold.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

Re: The car is on hold.......

OK, I am back at it. I got the oil pan completely bolted up AND the engine support beam up and bolted to the frame. I struggled with the sway bar but just couldn't get the mount holes lined up before I had to leave for a Dr appt. So, weather permitting I will go out tomorrow and see about the sway b...
by Bluebelles Mom
Sun May 22, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: The car is on hold.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

Re: The car is on hold.......

yeah, if your heart is beating way too quick the chambers in it won't have time to fill completely with blood. they then contract and push out only a fraction of what they're supposed to, which results in the low blood pressure. best thing to do while waiting for emergency services in those situati...
by Bluebelles Mom
Sat May 21, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: The car is on hold.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

Re: The car is on hold.......

Yeah, they said they see it in people 18 to 90 plus or minus. Mine was the first spontaneus change back to normal my cardiologist had seen. Their main worry in the ER was my BP...it was very low. My Dr said if it had been any lower my brain would have stopped getting blood flow and oxygen. The main ...
by Bluebelles Mom
Sat May 21, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: The car is on hold.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

Re: The car is on hold.......

You guys are awesome. Thanks for the good wishes. I was really hoping to get BB running no later then Tuesday but....that's life. It's supposed to rain tomorrow and I have Dr appts on both Monday and Tuesday so maybe she will be on the road by the weekend.
by Bluebelles Mom
Fri May 20, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: The car is on hold.......
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

The car is on hold.......

I was working on it yesterday afternoon and started feeling dizzy. Came inside and could barely stand. I called 911 and ended up riding to the ER where they determined that my heart was out of rhythm and my blood pressure dangerously low. They stuck me ICU overnight and decided to shock my heart bac...
by Bluebelles Mom
Thu May 19, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: I GOT IT!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 371

I GOT IT!!!

I went and got a dowel this morning and tapped the piston free of the jam it was in. The bearings are on and the cap it torqued on properly. I am now putting the oil pan back on and of course the back bolts are giving me some grief but suddenly progress is being made. I feel like she could be runnin...
by Bluebelles Mom
Wed May 18, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: #4 Piston really jammed
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: #4 Piston really jammed

something has to be wedged in there or the rod end is trapped between crank and block you should be able to twist and push it up (use a long wood dowel) once it is untrapped you will not be able to twist it from top side (head removed) Like use the dowel on the underside of the piston? I can try th...
by Bluebelles Mom
Wed May 18, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: #4 Piston really jammed
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: #4 Piston really jammed

not sure what you mean by jammed? i assume you are working from underneath with oil pan removed crank is in place kinda tight in there cant get a grip on the #4 rod did the crank get turned a bit wedging the rod against it and the block are you still trying to twist the rod and piston assy so it wi...