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by SoCal
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 26
Views: 1419

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

I received the new Carter fuel pump; the early 3ac motor (pre oct 1983) fuel pump is different. The early pump tang engages the pump from the bottom of the throw, there is no play. The later pump (after Oct 1983) engages the pumping action about 3/4 inches up. I installed the early pump on my 1982 m...
by SoCal
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 26
Views: 1419

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

I think the older motors (pre oct 1983) have a bit of different geometry inside. Perhaps thats why the fuel pump for a 1982 motor is different than a 1984 motor. Maybe the older pump is different inside and has no bottom play like the newer design does (3/4” up before engaging the diaphram). Ill get...
by SoCal
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 26
Views: 1419

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

I think the spacer is the same, it keeps heat from the head from heating up the pump. I bent the tang on the 85 pump and it seems to be making better contact. I put it in a vice and straightened it a bit. Re installed it and turned motor to where the pump tang is at the top. There was still more thr...
by SoCal
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 26
Views: 1419

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

I have 1985 pump on the 1982 motor and the pump arm doesn't look like it hits the cam correctly, there is a lot of play and it wouldn’t pump the gas after a few miles. I checked on Autozone and it does seem to have different pumps for the 1st and 2nd gen so I ordered a new pump on eBay and Ill post ...
by SoCal
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 26
Views: 1419

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

I bought this engine at the local pick n pull and it came out of a 1982 model. My Tercel is 1985 and I ordered a 1985 fuel pump. I think for the 1983 year the 3ac was revised with new larger connecting rod bearings (i ordered 1985 and they didnt fit) and possibly a new designed fuel pump with differ...
by SoCal
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 26
Views: 1419

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

I also am having fuel pump issues. 3 times now in the past 4 weeks the car has conked out while driving. 3 times Ive had to tow it home and its frustrating. Luckily I installed a custom folding tow bar mounted on the front bumper, I just have to go get the truck and tow it. The problem is fuel deliv...
by SoCal
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: My Blow By
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: My Blow By

Yes I honed the cylinders, no bad scratches so this is a good block. I just found out this is a 1982 motor, I bought new rod bearings for an 85 and they are not the same. The little dent on the bearing that fits in the slot so they dont spin were backwards. The dent was on the right side instead of ...
by SoCal
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: My Blow By
Replies: 5
Views: 162

My Blow By

Ive owned this for 20 years, shes a total creampuff although she has 208,000 miles
by SoCal
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: My Blow By
Replies: 5
Views: 162

My Blow By

A few months ago I went to our local pick n pull as they said they had a 1984 Tercel that came in. I went down there to retrieve the windshield, I cut it out and got it off without breaking it. I looked at the motor and it seemed really really clean so I decided to pull it. My motor had a cracked cy...
by SoCal
Wed May 16, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 2 Tercel wagons added to Calif. wrecking yards, one is a 4WD
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: 2 Tercel wagons added to Calif. wrecking yards, one is a 4WD

Hi, I went up there about April 29th, a few days after u posted. I had my 85 4wd parked and somebody rolled a dumpster next to it. No problem right? Well the dumpster pickup driver picked up the dumpster and it damn slid off the forks in mid-air and landed on the back tailgate. Broke it all up, crus...
by SoCal
Mon May 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 2 Tercel wagons added to Calif. wrecking yards, one is a 4WD
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: 2 Tercel wagons added to Calif. wrecking yards, one is a 4WD

Thanks for the tip, i took the whole back hatch, the head, driver window regulator, carb, carpet, ashtray etc. This car is an automatic in REALLY good condition, 98000 miles. I drove up there from San Diego lickety split.