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by Yaut
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Suggestions for new radiator
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Suggestions for new radiator

Thank you for the suggestion Petros. My radiator is definitely single row and less than an inch thick so perhaps my car has the wrong radiator. Probably doesn't help my cooling issues.
by Yaut
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Suggestions for new radiator
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Suggestions for new radiator

Does anyone have suggestions on a radiator I can get with more cooling capacity than the OE one? I see several on RockAuto but can't tell if they're any better than OE.

Thanks!
by Yaut
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ratcheting Choke
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Ratcheting Choke

Nevermind, I found it. Fast idle cam.
by Yaut
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Ratcheting Choke
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Ratcheting Choke

Does anyone have any good pictures of how the assembly for the ratcheting choke mechanism is supposed to be installed? I'm sure there's one this site somewhere but I couldn't find any good pictures.
by Yaut
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1985 4WD Deluxe
Replies: 20
Views: 552

Re: 1985 4WD Deluxe

Hey all, I picked up another 85' DLX 4WD with an auto at 116k miles. This one is neat because it has dealer installed cruise-control and some Auto Armor coating. I found the paperwork for the cruise-control in the glove box. Car is super solid like my other car and the interior is very good, not eve...
by Yaut
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

After hours scratching my head, I finally found a plugged vent tube. A mud dobber had made himself a home in there. It got to the point that it was building some much pressure that it was puking oil out of the dipstick hole. After clearing the vent hose, I can now get an accurate reading. She was ru...
by Yaut
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the Automatic T4 worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Is the Automatic T4 worth it?

My auto is plenty capable but would prefer a manual for sure. I have to imagine the acceleration is much worse than the manuals with such long gears but it does the job.
by Yaut
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 80ish mph. Anyone else get er purring?
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: 80ish mph. Anyone else get er purring?

My 85' auto will cruise at 80 without much problem, just takes awhile to get there. The believe the final on the 85' auto is 3.909 and I have 15 inch tires so I'm sure that helps. Mine gets hot when cruising at that speed for long but I do have some flushing to do. a torque converter lockout would b...
by Yaut
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

Petros Great information! I will try it out. I'll report back with the results. Fortunately it shifts good at the moment but it does shift a little hard when cold. Will be nice to see if this improves it any but hard cold shifts is a common occurrence for older autos anyway. At least the old worn ou...
by Yaut
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

Yes. The previous owner ran straight water in it and the radiator has a fair amount of blockage. Haven't gotten around to cleaning it yet. The whine I hear sounds like the whine older transmissions make with straight cut gears. I only really hear it at low speeds and it sounds like it is from either...
by Yaut
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel pump noise
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Fuel pump noise

Petros The screw driver trick was how I isolated it to the fuel pump noise, I should have been clear about that. The pump was bad when I purchased the car so that is why I replaced it. I don't really think it's worth the bother to replace it to try to cure the noise but it sure is annoying. Perhaps ...
by Yaut
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel pump noise
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Fuel pump noise

I've had a noticeable although not very loud noise of what sounds distinctly like a loose valve. Today I picked up a valve cover gasket set and adjusted the valves but found them to all be very close to spec and everything looks very nice (the engine only has 100k on it after all). Only two of the e...
by Yaut
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

Thanks Petros, After studying the wiring diagram, it appears the transmission temperature light is shared with the engine temp light on the 85' model where the light will come on if either the transmission or engine is hot. I believe it is in the same position where the "EL" light would be on a manu...
by Yaut
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

After reading the manual, it seems the transmission temperature light is combined with the engine temperature light. I know the temp light itself works (still need to flush the radiator) but it I will definitely test that the sensor in the tranny also turns the light on.
by Yaut
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Inconsistent Transmission Oil Level

Thank you all. I will take these suggestions into consideration and check it out here in a few days. Good information. Oddly enough, I have read about a temperature light for transmission oil but my car doesn't seem to have it. Where on the dash is your low level light? Otherwise, the transmission s...