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by slimdude85
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: '91 corolla - gas tank hard to fill
Replies: 4
Views: 99

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: 2369

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: 2369

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: 2369

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: 3478

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: 1677

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: 1677

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: 1904

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: 1904

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: 788

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: 285

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 ...
by slimdude85
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Independence Day
Replies: 1
Views: 1648

Happy Independence Day

To all my fellow citizens of these United States, Happy Independence Day! IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with...
by slimdude85
Fri May 17, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck
Replies: 26
Views: 1654

Re: Situation...steering link ball joint stuck

Most part's stores have a rental tool program. I know O'Reilly rents out "pickle forks" (tie rod separators) for a deposit that would be . That would be rather economical, considering the deposit is fully refunded upon return.
by slimdude85
Mon May 06, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: common Starter? Gear reduction or Direct drive :Answered
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Starter????Gear reduction???Direct drive

It comes down to a visual inspection. Typically the direct drive are larger, where the motor is substantially larger than the solenoid. Gear reduction has the motor and solenoid about the same size. Rockauto has photos of both on their website, so that should clear up any of my descriptive shortcomi...
by slimdude85
Sun May 05, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: TOYOTA OE PART NUMBERS - EPC
Replies: 10
Views: 11393

Re: TOYOTA OE PART NUMBERS - EPC

You can use this site: https://partsouq.com/en/catalog/genuine/locate?c=Toyota Just plug in your VIN, and it narrows down to your vehicle. The diagrams also have the call out numbers selectable, so you can click on the number by the part and it will bring up a box with the part number, availability,...