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by TracDoc
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Dieseling + backfiring + rough/searching idle
Replies: 49
Views: 862

Re: Dieseling + backfiring + rough/searching idle

SinusoidalTendencies, One trick to preventing a AT car from dieseling is to shut is off while it is still in gear. The load on the engine usually keep the engine from dieseling. In addition, check the fuel level in the float bowl. The level should be in the middle of the sight glass. If you have exc...
by TracDoc
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 4WD Tercel Deluxe
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: 1985 4WD Tercel Deluxe

irowiki, Thanks for the advise on selling the car. I think I will wait until May or as late as September to try to sell it again. Bisonthecruiser, I am located in Fair Oaks, CA. which is a suburb of Sacramento. NWMO, Thanks for the information. I will see if I can find the delete option on the edit ...
by TracDoc
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 4WD Tercel Deluxe
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: 1985 4WD Tercel Deluxe

No, I did not sell the car.
Thank you for your comment.
I decided to stop trying to sell the car since there does not seem to be much interest in the car. I just have not figure out how to delete the add.
by TracDoc
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

Yaut,
Thank you for the update. I will definitely remember this if I have a similar problem.
by TracDoc
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 4WD Tercel Deluxe
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: 1985 4WD Tercel Deluxe

by TracDoc
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

I do not recall any whine coming from the trany of my car. Can you give me an idea when you hear the whine like in first gear when the car is starting to move? You can get an idea if the temp light circuit is working by disconnecting the transmission sensor wiring from the sensor. Doing that should ...
by TracDoc
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

Yaut, I have an auto and I have never had the problem you describe. A few things I can think of are: 1. The transmission filter is plug and when enough oil accumulates in the pan, the pressure in the pan becomes high enough to push the oil thru the filter into the pump or when the oil viscosity beco...
by TracDoc
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 4WD Tercel Deluxe
Replies: 7
Views: 430

1985 4WD Tercel Deluxe

This car is no longer for sale.

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by TracDoc
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Frustrating Oil Leak!
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Frustrating Oil Leak!

Correction to my last post:
You will have to leave the flywheel on and mount the starter into position to start the engine.
by TracDoc
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Frustrating Oil Leak!
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Frustrating Oil Leak!

I think your problem is a leaking oil journal plug at the back of the block. However, I am not sure the 3A engine has oil journal plugs since I have not been able to find a picture of the backside of the block. If you have tried all the suggested areas of possible engine leaks (valve cover, distribu...
by TracDoc
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Air Conditioning Coil Resistance
Replies: 11
Views: 685

Re: Air Conditioning Coil Resistance

I had the same problem on my 85. The problem was a broken wire that connects to the distributor igniter. The wire on my 85 is blue. The wire supplies power to the A/C amplifier. The amplifier supplies power to the A/C clutch. Look in the back of the service manual at the wiring diagrams and you shou...
by TracDoc
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1985 SR5 4x4 Wagon 15k original miles.
Replies: 15
Views: 1912

Re: 1985 SR5 4x4 Wagon 15k original miles.

Chomsky43,

If you get in contact with the owner, you might want to ask him if the plates have been changed. My 85 has plates with a blue background, yellow letters, and seven digits.
by TracDoc
Fri May 26, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 85 won't start
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: 85 won't start

I would try starting fluid first and if that did not work I would check the engine/ignition fuses/fuseable links/relays/ etc. After that, I would pull a couple of spark plug wires and check for a spark at each one. If I did not get a spark at the first wire I tried.
by TracDoc
Mon May 15, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Transmission issue ???
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Transmission issue ???

It sounds like you have a clutch problem. Either the clutch pedal free play needs to be adjusted, or the clutch needs to be replaced. Does the transmission or engine leak oil? If oil leaks on the clutch it will slip at some point. The slipping is happening at higher gears because the loading on the ...