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by slimdude85
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: ISO Windshield in canada
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: ISO Windshield 87

You might try https://autorecyclers.ca/parts-locator/ , car-part.com or another equivalent (I saw another that searched within Ontario only). From just a cursory glance, you may be able to Google salvage yard locator by province, but I’m not completely sure of that. I had to find one for my 1st gen ...
by slimdude85
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: no electricity
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: no electricity

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This might help. These are for an ‘81 with Federal Emissions. If it’s from California, then it’ll have to wait until tomorrow, as I’m out of town.
by slimdude85
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

As far as line being empty, it stands to reason that would occur. Between gravity, siphon action, and lack of suction keeping the fuel from moving to the rear as you accelerate, there’s nothing to keep it in the lines if the diaphragm in the fuel pump has failed, as is likely the case.
by slimdude85
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

Have you tried running a hose from the fuel pump inlet, eliminating the fuel system from the pulp back, into a bottle or can with gas in it to verify the pump is bad?
by slimdude85
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: '91 corolla - gas tank hard to fill
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: '91 corolla - gas tank hard to fill

You might check the venting hose that goes from the tank to the filler neck. I had that fuel fill problem with my ‘81 and found that the hose was kinked. If the hose is okay, it looks like there’s a fuel cut off valve on the tank that the hose connects to. If you go to partsouq.com and put the vin i...
by slimdude85
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Repair Guides Library of Links
Replies: 10
Views: 2814

Re: Repair Guides Library of Links

I honestly can’t say that I do, but I removed my a/c system. If it’s a Freon smell and not a gasoline smell, then you may have a leaking evaporator core in the hvac case under the dash. It isn’t any fun to get to, either.
by slimdude85
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Repair Guides Library of Links
Replies: 10
Views: 2814

Re: Repair Guides Library of Links

Yes, it will be the same. The engines remained the same from 1981 to 1987, so the cooling systems will be the same. The only thing I can think of in the cooling system that was different was the radiator/hoses. I recently had to change my radiator, but couldn’t get a replacement for my ‘81. I ended ...
by slimdude85
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Repair Guides Library of Links
Replies: 10
Views: 2814

Re: Repair Guides Library of Links

As far as digitally, I have never found one. I did find a Bentley manual on eBay, though. Here’s a link to one for sale right now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-1981-1982-Toyota-Tercel-Bentley-Repair-Manual-/400176151221 If there’s something you’re needing to repair sooner than it can come in, I can...
by slimdude85
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 7age rebuild for 1981 tercel
Replies: 26
Views: 3886

Re: 7age rebuild for 1981 tercel

Rabbit trail, but isn’t that the Tercel I saw on Craigslist a couple years ago in Rogersville? Electrical problems from hooking up jumper cables wrong?
by slimdude85
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Parts car
Replies: 9
Views: 1830

Re: Parts car

That is indeed an ‘83. How much snow did you get in StJoe? We were in Independence/Lees Summit Saturday and Sunday. We left at 11:00 Sunday morning. That was fun driving on 435 through the snow with three children in the van ages 22 mo to 8 years. And Petros is definitely on to something with the Ga...
by slimdude85
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Parts car
Replies: 9
Views: 1830

Re: Parts car

The tenth digit of the VIN tells you the year (minus I, O, Q, U, and 0). If it is an ‘84, the digit would be an “E.” My 1981 has the letter “B.” An ‘87 is “H”, etc.
by slimdude85
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??
Replies: 28
Views: 2274

Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

I do have an '81 Terc 2wd 5 speed. Unfortunately, the family and I will be headed up to Warsaw that weekend, so I'll have to skip this time. Another nice jaunt is just north of where that comes out. Take H north to Tabor Hollow (dirt/gravel), then make the first right on to Red Bridge Rd (lower rout...
by slimdude85
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??
Replies: 28
Views: 2274

Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

I was waiting to see if there would be any other responses, but since it’s been several weeks, I’ll throw my two cents in. I’d be up for getting together. Since I have the first gen 2wd, I would definitely have to stick to mundane roads. As such, Springfield-ish sounds good to me.
by slimdude85
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Oil Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: Oil Problems

NWMO is correct. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it sounds like you have badly worn rings, scored cylinder walls, or both. This is allowing oil to get past the rings up into the compression chamber resulting in the oil being burned and, conversely, allowing combustion gases to get past the rings down i...
by slimdude85
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Power steering pump misfit to pressure hose
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Power steering pump misfit to pressure hose

If I’m understanding correctly, the nut on the line has a section of smooth, unthreaded metal nearest the flare, then the threads begin farther up the nut. If that is indeed the case, aside from sourcing a new line, the only way to make it work is to cut the line, get a shorter nut, and reflare the ...