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by xirdneh
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Installed free engine but its runnin' hot
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Installed free engine but its runnin' hot

what a deal
theres no debris in radiator
who knows what else might be in there
i will probably have to remove head
but first i will look over a spare head and try to figure out just how far in there he could have went
by xirdneh
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Installed free engine but its runnin' hot
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Installed free engine but its runnin' hot

The engine runs great but after warming up, the temp gauge starts climbing about a mile down the road. It has a good water pump, new thermostat and radiator. I pressurized each cylinder while radiator was full of water with cap off and there was no water movement or bubbles so I know the head gasket...
by xirdneh
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What mileage should an '83 4WD DLX wagon get today?
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: What mileage should an '83 4WD DLX wagon get today?

if you rebuild the carb check the number on the primary main jet
most are 101
i have seen a few that were 102 and 103
had one that was 106. it was in the most powerful tercel i have driven. 3ac engine
but it never got over 26 mpg. usually ran 23-26 mpg in the warm months
by xirdneh
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Radiator fan works opposite of what its supposed to
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: Radiator fan works opposite of what its supposed to

The relay was OK
Found another bottom of radiator switch and hooked it up to the plug. That worked so it is a bad radiator switch
by xirdneh
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What mileage should an '83 4WD DLX wagon get today?
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: What mileage should an '83 4WD DLX wagon get today?

I have driven quite a few of these cars and I check mileage on every fill-up. All are manual tranny. If I'm not getting 28-30 mpg during warm months I figure something's wrong and fix it. Most of the time its the carb that needs rebuilding. But it can be low tire pressure, dragging brake, timing or ...
by xirdneh
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Radiator fan works opposite of what its supposed to
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: Radiator fan works opposite of what its supposed to

My grandpa had a Willy's wagon when I was about 5-8 years old. Seemed to always have a lot of spider nests in it. I will not be able to test the wires for a few days. Meanwhile I met someone who was an electrical guy and asked what he thought. He said there was probably a relay switch somewhere that...
by xirdneh
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Radiator fan works opposite of what its supposed to
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Radiator fan works opposite of what its supposed to

Am working on a tercel and radiator fan comes on when engine is cold and turns off when engine is warm. Just the opposite of what it should do.
What could cause that?
by xirdneh
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Exhaust intermediate pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Exhaust intermediate pipe

I am not a fan of flex pipe. could be its better than it was decades ago .
by xirdneh
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Exhaust intermediate pipe
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Exhaust intermediate pipe

Walker 46691 is about 6 to 8 inches too long. removing cat would involve making a straight piece of pipe replacement to fill in the space since the cat section is around 20-30 inches long.
its much simpler to shorten the 46691.
by xirdneh
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Once a month engine dies and wont restart
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Once a month engine dies and wont restart

on that coil
when it stops working how long does it usually take to recover?
by xirdneh
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Once a month engine dies and wont restart
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Once a month engine dies and wont restart

my friends tercel engine dies on him about once a month and will not restart until 5 plus hours have passed. this started happening about two months ago has new fuel pump (4 months) new fuel filter (one month) and rebuilt carb. (4 months) i suggested next time it happens he drop some gas down throat...
by xirdneh
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What happens when the water outlet is left opened
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: What happens when the water outlet is left opened

Does coolant come out of there?
by xirdneh
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 87 Tercel wagon e l gear won't work
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: 87 Tercel wagon e l gear won't work

I have been driving the 4wd tercels since 1988 and have used the EL gear once. That was to go up a short loose gravel hill that the little engine could not handle in 1st gear and 4wd.
by xirdneh
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 87 Tercel wagon e l gear won't work
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: 87 Tercel wagon e l gear won't work

sounds like an internal tranny problem. this could be checked while tranny is still in car. would have to drain tranny oil, remove driveline, remove shifter, remove rear tranny mount, then tranny extention housing. with that removed you can look into back end of tranny and inspect EL gear and its sh...