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by Notmikeb
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: give it gas but no responce
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: give it gas but no responce

Same symptoms have happened to me on my suburban when the fuel pump was going bad, or more recently, when I was almost out of gas and cornering. So it does sound like a fuel supply problem to me. Ignition is either igniting or not, right?
by Notmikeb
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Water outlet housing needed
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Water outlet housing needed

This is the piece. I've jb welded it back together but I don't like the potential durability of the fix long term.

It's what the tvsv valve screws into (or would if I still had one)
by Notmikeb
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Water outlet housing needed
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Water outlet housing needed

Anyone have a spare water outlet housing they could sell me? I cracked mine today because I'm apparently a hamfisted moron.

The top piece the upper hose connects to, not the thermostat housing.
by Notmikeb
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1984 FWD abused
Replies: 27
Views: 2854

Re: 1984 FWD abused

I don't have the 4WD either. Mine is the hatchback version so I don't even have the wagon! The folks on this forum have never once held that against me or made me feel like my questions or car weren't worth helping. Seriously, you'll be hard pressed to find a more welcoming and helpful group of peop...
by Notmikeb
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brake line repair and misc.
Replies: 14
Views: 1480

Re: Brake line repair and misc.

Also, the brake light comes on when fluid is low. There is a sensor in the master cylinder cap. The fact that you're working on a brake line suggests you may have a low fluid situation.
by Notmikeb
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charcoal canister removal?
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: Charcoal canister removal?

You need some sort of vent for the fuel tank. Without the charcoal canister, it will just dump fumes wherever you route the hose. In practice it may not be a big deal but be aware you may small gas from time to time. Make sure you plug any vacuum lines leading to it.
by Notmikeb
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: I got a U.B.W. UNIDENTIFIED BROKEN WIRE
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: I got a U.B.W. UNIDENTIFIED BROKEN WIRE

It was probably a wire that a previous owner added to operate an aftermarket accessory of some sort. Are you having an issue that you think is caused by this wire? If not, I would just leave it alone.
by Notmikeb
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Idle issues?
Replies: 30
Views: 3356

Re: Idle issues?

We use an industrial ultrasonic parts washer at work using basically hot soapy water. Amazing how clean things get in just a short amount of time.
by Notmikeb
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Idle issues?
Replies: 30
Views: 3356

Re: Idle issues?

It was cleaned rather nicely when it went through the laundry in the pocket of my car "work" pants. Just do not let your wife catch you intentionally cleaning auto parts this way. That's a good trick! I've used the dishwasher to clean parts before in the middle of the night when my wife wouldn't ca...
by Notmikeb
Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Mike's 85 FWD 5dr Tercel
Replies: 170
Views: 16623

Re: Mike's 85 FWD 5dr Tercel

Well we have it very easy here all things considered. Lots of food, water, power, heat and most importantly coffee. Family is hunkered down and ready to ride this thing out.
by Notmikeb
Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Mike's 85 FWD 5dr Tercel
Replies: 170
Views: 16623

Re: Mike's 85 FWD 5dr Tercel

Yup. 22" here and climbing. Not supposed to stop until tomorrow morning either.
by Notmikeb
Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Mike's 85 FWD 5dr Tercel
Replies: 170
Views: 16623

Re: Mike's 85 FWD 5dr Tercel

I swear there's a Tercel under there somewhere
:lol:
by Notmikeb
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Help me identify this harness
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Help me identify this harness

Almost looks like the connectors for the distributor.
by Notmikeb
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: lost a wheel at 70 mph!
Replies: 24
Views: 2625

Re: lost a wheel at 70 mph!

That happened to me when I was a young dumb teenager who forgot to tighten my lug nuts after changing the brakes. Front drivers wheels had been making a god awful noise after I changed the brakes but I chalked it up to me just messing it up. All of a sudden the noise went away and I thought all was ...
by Notmikeb
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need Help in Austin TX
Replies: 31
Views: 3836

Re: Need Help in Austin TX

While I don't doubt the car is at least that valuable in parts, don't be surprised if you get nowhere near that in scrap. Metal prices are down and full size trucks are going for less than $250 here on the east coast.