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by Mark
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Window troubles
Replies: 11
Views: 104

Re: Window troubles

I've had this happen on my Tercel wagon and my Toyota van. As mentioned, one or two teeth on the gear of the window regulator get worn down and eventually cause the mechanism to slip. Both times I welded a small glob of metal on the tip of the worn tooth and filed it down into shape. So far they are...
by Mark
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: front fenders on Gabriola Island, BC - $50
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: front fenders on Gabriola Island, BC - $50

If things open up again soon for local travel, I'd probably add these to my hoard.
by Mark
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electric Water Pump Conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 486

Re: Electric Water Pump Conversion

When I replaced the head gasket on my '81 a year or so ago, I copper sprayed it. It's probably not manufacturer recommended, but the original head gasket failed not at the cylinder seals, but it allowed a small external coolant leak under the exhaust manifold. I was hoping the copper spray would pro...
by Mark
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 29
Views: 1547

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

Rockauto shows different part #s too for the 1st and 2nd gens. From the pictures, it looks like the difference is the orientation of the fuel pipe. 1st gen: 1981.jpg 2nd gen: 1984.jpg 1st gen: 1981 (2).jpg 2nd gen: 1984 (2).jpg I wonder if different spacers could account for the gap between the arm ...
by Mark
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 29
Views: 1547

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

Hmmm. I've used a fuel pump from an '83 (2nd gen) on an '81 (1st gen) and it worked fine. It's still installed today a year or two later.
by Mark
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Fender Replacement Help/Question - WTB
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Fender Replacement Help/Question - WTB

The hatchback fenders fit too. I have '83 hatchback fenders on my '84 4wd wagon.
by Mark
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 3A-C fed runablity issues
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: 3A-C fed runablity issues

Does the distributor centrifugal advance work? With the vacuum hose(s) disconnected/plugged, rev the engine and make sure the timing advances.
by Mark
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel back on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Tercel back on the road

I think I'll just do the metal patch with self-tapping screws and bondo covered with rubberized undercoating. Whether I weld in a patch or screw/bondo it in, its future re-rustability is about the same and I'm not worried about structural strength with just a small patch. I think the less undercoati...
by Mark
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel back on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Tercel back on the road

And what are the gauges for?
by Mark
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel back on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 519

Re: Tercel back on the road

How did welding the floor go? I'm coming up to that job myself (there's about a 4" hole rusted through the floor under the seat). I don't want to remove too much of the interior, but I'm paranoid about lighting the car on fire. The last time I welded sheet metal on a vehicle (my '85 toyota van ...
by Mark
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Brake booster issues?
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Brake booster issues?

I've had a similar issue before where there were constantly tiny bubbles when trying to bleed the brakes after changing the wheel cylinders. I went through about 2 1/2 bottles of fluid, and there was still air. It turned out to be the tapered threads on one of the hoses was just worn enough to let a...
by Mark
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: PCV hoses
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: PCV hoses

The PCV hose is the one that sucks gases from the valve cover (and crankcase) into the intake. The other hose allows clean air to flow in and replace it. If you block off that hose, the gases out/fresh air in flow won't work. If oil is coming out of the hose going into the intake, your cylinders pro...
by Mark
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1985 Toyota van
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: 1985 Toyota van

I think the trickiest part of working on them is the placement of the components. On the Tercels (or most non super-modern cars), you open the hood and everything is there. On the van I had to take apart the dashboard to access the brake master cylinder. I had to cut a hole in the sheet metal behind...
by Mark
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1985 Toyota van
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: 1985 Toyota van

Mark - awesome ride, congrats Have you been over to ToyotaVanTech.com, they have all the answers to everything TV I have also learned that all the people that have something negative to say about them have never actually been inside one. They are not small on the inside, they actually handle quite ...
by Mark
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1985 Toyota van
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: 1985 Toyota van

Great Van, In Australia we had them as the Toyota Tarago. The model after this was simarly named and was the same as the Previa in the USA. Probably one of my favourite vans ever especially in the AWD manual format! I think in Japan it was the Hiace. In Europe it was the Space Van. In North America...