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by slimdude85
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 7age rebuild for 1981 tercel
Replies: 26
Views: 1416

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: 662

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: 662

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: 1404

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: 1404

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: 590

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: 190

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: 800

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: 1155

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: 233

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: 10233

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,...
by slimdude85
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: De-gouging/resurfacing the block
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: De-gouging/resurfacing the block

You should also be able to pick up some wet or dry sandpaper from an auto parts store. We have O’Reilly around here and they will sell it by the sheet. They keep it in back, so you have to tell them what you need (grit and quantity). It saves a lot of hassle if you find someone who doesn’t look like...
by slimdude85
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: New Power Leather Heated Seats, Overhead Console, and Custom Headliner
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: New Power Leather Heated Seats, Overhead Console, and Custom Headliner

Funny story about airbags. I work at a dealership and we had a tech doing airbag work on a late model truck. For some reason he had the key in the ignition in the on (battery still connected) position while he was installing the airbag module. Located inside that module is the yaw rate sensor which ...
by slimdude85
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: ISO: 3A-C engine for 1985 SR5
Replies: 11
Views: 764

Re: ISO: 3A-C engine for 1985 SR5

If all else fails and you do need pistons, you may try out this site: https://partsology.com/amfinder?find=toyota-1985-tercel-1-5l--l4--pistons--pistons-rings-bushings--1061847&sid=ecRKSKTAB0 . I used their pistons for my rebuild and they seem to be doing well so far. Only have the pistons up to .20...