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by NWMO
Tue May 28, 2024 9:46 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: It starts but doesn't idle or stay running
Replies: 31
Views: 1493

Re: It starts but doesn't idle or stay running

ME,

If the battery was disconnected and now won’t power the dome light, you likely have a poor connection somewhere, possibly on the battery post.

There is a fuel cut-off solenoid that I believe is a safety devise. No power, no fuel movement in the carb?

Chris
by NWMO
Fri May 24, 2024 5:35 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: It starts but doesn't idle or stay running
Replies: 31
Views: 1493

Re: It starts but doesn't idle or stay running

Marvin,

That idle is higher than spec, BUT that’s about where I set mine. It bounces around some anyhow and 1,100 rpm idle keeps it from wanting to die at stop lights once in a while.

Chris
by NWMO
Sun May 19, 2024 9:57 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Front Differential Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Front Differential Parts

That shouldn’t be that hard to find. The main question is where are you? With an 86’, you’ll need to find an 85’-87’ front diff to match your rear. Salvage yards are a real possibility, however, I don’t believe any other diff will swap. My other concern would be your transmission. With a shared sump...
by NWMO
Sun May 19, 2024 9:51 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: No dash lights brake lights or wipers
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: No dash lights brake lights or wipers

Good to hear.

Chris
by NWMO
Sun Apr 28, 2024 5:57 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Brake pads
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Brake pads

dlb has a point, BUT the service life on rotors is much longer than on pads. If the rotors aren’t grooved/worn, they’re likely fine. Possibly need bled?

Chris
by NWMO
Thu Apr 25, 2024 8:14 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1277

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

A little “smoke” wouldn’t bother me. Mine would sizzle/boil when poured in. I still think it sounds like fuel starvation

Chris
by NWMO
Mon Apr 22, 2024 8:42 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: It starts but doesn't idle or stay running
Replies: 31
Views: 1493

Re: It starts but doesn't idle or stay running

Marvin, Internal combustion engines require 3 things to start/run (assuming timing is adequate): compression, fuel, and spark. Assume compression is ok if running before and start by checking for spark and fuel. If you have spark, you should be able to squirt fuel in the top of the carb and at least...
by NWMO
Mon Apr 22, 2024 8:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1277

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

Mogordo,

Does the fuel boil when poured in the carb? I’ve experienced times when less than perfect fuel delivery would combine with a “hot” carburetor and it would have to cool down some before running again. Dieing as you start uphill points to inadequate fuel as well.

Chris
by NWMO
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:13 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Sputters or dies after running a while.
Replies: 21
Views: 1277

Re: Sputters or dies after running a while.

Mogordo,

It may be a fuel delivery issue. I don’t have experience with the Webers, but it sounds like it’s starving for fuel. Blockage or possible leak in the fuel supply side allowing the carb to suck air.

Chris
by NWMO
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:55 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: '83 3A hoses question
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: '83 3A hoses question

I don’t think you’ll find more hose. It should slip over the nipple on the valve cover and the other end slides over metal pipe leading to the air filter housing. I would expect it will be difficult to save.

Chris
by NWMO
Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:18 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: '83 3A hoses question
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: '83 3A hoses question

Hey desertrat, It seems dieseling most often occurs when timing is off, you might give it a check. Most of us shoot for 10 BTDC vs the spec’d 5 degrees. As for your hose challenge, I don’t have a good answer. I’ve kinked normal flex hosing and am currently using some 1/2” copper waterline fitting wh...
by NWMO
Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reconnecting here
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Reconnecting here

David,

I will reach out to Paul and see if that is hard to change. I assume it’s all about file size, but ??

Welcome back Jeffro.

Chris
by NWMO
Thu Apr 04, 2024 6:39 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: my old nemesis: another gummed up distributor
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: my old nemesis: another gummed up distributor

Thanks David, that’s something to keep in mind.

Chris
by NWMO
Mon Apr 01, 2024 7:36 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 84 SR5 part out
Replies: 9
Views: 1906

Re: 84 SR5 part out

TD,

The transmissions are interchangeable through all years. The gear change from 84’-85’ was in the differentials. There were slight changes in the transmission as well through the years, but nothing major.

Chris
by NWMO
Mon Apr 01, 2024 7:34 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Door grab handle
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Door grab handle

TT,

What color are you after? Check out Mr. Wrenches post about parting a Tercel. Luke is awesome and that car has the grey interior.

Chris