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by marlinh
Fri May 17, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck
Replies: 25
Views: 179

Re: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck

Hit the side of the knuckle where the tie rod passes through with a large hammer. It's tapered fit and usually a couple good raps breaks it free. Never needed a puller on a tie rod before.
by marlinh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 153

Re: drive shaft rebuild

Great information. How were the old ones held in?
by marlinh
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1984 super clean 4wd deluxe Wagon for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: 1984 super clean 4wd deluxe Wagon for sale

Is this sold yet? Price?
by marlinh
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New owner introduction
Replies: 17
Views: 457

Re: New owner introduction

Welcome to the club Mike. Next time I am in Spokane I will keep my eyes peeled.
by marlinh
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Looking for steering column cover both
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Looking for steering column cover both

There is a difference in the steering column covers between tilt steering and non tilt.
by marlinh
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Gas tank for 4wd dlx wagon
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Gas tank for 4wd dlx wagon

I would love to find some of that stuff Petros. POR-15 makes a product that is supposed to repair tanks. I haven't tried it but it looks like it would work great for something small like a motorcycle tank. If anyone has tried it out I would love to hear about it. I phoned the company (spectra) that ...
by marlinh
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: '88 Tercel automatic won't start....not even a click
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: '88 Tercel automatic won't start....not even a click

Check condition of battery, and battery terminals. Need to be clean and tight. Battery fully charged etc.
by marlinh
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Climbing uphill with newly re-bore engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: Climbing uphill with newly re-bore engine

Glad to hear you fixed your problem. What is that above the left side headlight?
by marlinh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Battery Corrosion/Brake Light on
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: Battery Corrosion/Brake Light on

Anyone have experience with that manufacturer HERI? Never heard of it.
by marlinh
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Carburetor base gasket tightened with grease?
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: Carburetor base gasket tightened with grease?

Carb base gasket is usually installed dry.
by marlinh
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Climbing uphill with newly re-bore engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: Climbing uphill with newly re-bore engine

Piston ring break in is done during a test drive, usually right after the rebuild. If not done properly you will end up burning oil.
by marlinh
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Climbing uphill with newly re-bore engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

Re: Climbing uphill with newly re-bore engine

Was the engine broken in properly to seat the new piston rings? That should have been done by the shop who did the repairs.
by marlinh
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Thermostat/cooling problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: Thermostat/cooling problem

Glad to hear that. Defective parts sent you on a wild goose chase.
by marlinh
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: engine stops with climbing a hill
Replies: 19
Views: 1468

Re: engine stops with climbing a hill

You should have been able to turn the camshaft by hand before the rockers were installed. It won't affect your other problem but may damage the bearing surface on the head the cam rides in. The oil spilled on the belt wouldn't affect timing. Hopefully you tried to wipe off the excess oil. A bit spil...
by marlinh
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: thermostat housing??
Replies: 17
Views: 3000

Re: thermostat housing??

Sometimes antiseize makes it too slippery and it is easy to over tighten and strip aluminum housings. Everyone has their favourite application, basic theory don't put the bolts in dry.