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by simon84
Thu May 06, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel back on the road
Replies: 18
Views: 668

Re: Tercel back on the road

Another update on the front axles/wheel bearings. I noticed a trans fluid leak at the axle seals on the front diff. There was also a shimmy in the steering wheel on the highway. When I had the car up on blocks and rotated the front wheels, the transmission was moving sideways back and forth about a ...
by simon84
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: CV axle came out but clip stuck in trans
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: CV axle came out but clip stuck in trans

Petros, If you have old wooden handled mountaineering axes, those deserve to be on display. I have some old Stubai ice tools that might be worthy of a spot on the wall of my garage. I got under the tercel this weekend and it was the cv axles that were not quite all the way in and one was leaking at ...
by simon84
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: CV axle came out but clip stuck in trans
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: CV axle came out but clip stuck in trans

DLB Yeah, I know you are not in the T4-world right now. My recent axles were Cardone from Rockauto. I'd be interested to hear how yours work out. And I'll report back with my findings. I'm not actually certain that it's the axles until I jack it up and crawl around under there. I think I'll order so...
by simon84
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: CV axle came out but clip stuck in trans
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: CV axle came out but clip stuck in trans

DLB, I think one of my recently installed CV axles is leaking. I've replaced tercel axles about 5 or 6 times now and this time was the worst for getting the new ones in. I had to pound on the end with a mallet a lot. And in the past I've had one leak and slowly inch it's way out and shear off the en...
by simon84
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tercel back on the road
Replies: 18
Views: 668

Re: Tercel back on the road

A couple of follow up points on this transmission replacement that snowballed into manual steering conversion, exhaust replacement, frame lift, floor repair, body work, suspension refit, hood scoops, gauges and a winch. Did I mention that it was up on blocks for 13 months. Thanks to parenting in the...
by simon84
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 1985 SR5 4WD - Front Passenger Side Marker Lens - CORRECTION
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: 1985 SR5 4WD - Front Passenger Side Marker Lens - CORRECTION

I've got a spare set of amber front marker lenses. I'm up in Alberta, Canada though. If you can't find anything closer then you can DM me and I'll send them to you for the cost of shipping.
by simon84
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Verdict on AE86 & AE82 Springs
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Verdict on AE86 & AE82 Springs

I recently did a bunch of work on my rear sway bars. The end link mount bolt snapped on me so I welded a bolt on there. I got new bushings for it from Rockauto. They only had bushings for the end links though.
by simon84
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 72
Views: 18298

Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

I agree that lifting the tercel to go off roading never ends well. I like it lifted for a bit of extra clearance and so you can run 14's. Handy on some out there logging/mining roads and in deep snow. Sometimes both at once! Looks good too! IMG_3629.JPG and here's a quick comparison pic banff-mar-08...
by simon84
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.

dlb I agree. I'm just willing to own the mistake I made when the piece snapped off the head.
I can always pretend that most of the cost was for the radiator drain tap, which was none of my doing.
by simon84
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.

I got some high heat JB weld. It's a stick of putty with 2 layers (epoxy and hardener) and you break off what you need and knead it with your hands then plop it on. It did not work. I cleaned up the area and took a small burr grinder to it to add some tooth. I gave it plenty of time to harden and it...
by simon84
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd
Replies: 72
Views: 18298

Re: The Definitive List of Ways to Lift a Tercel 4wd

Some pics of the spacers installed on cross member, trans mount and driveshaft carrier bearing mount. 2021 tercel cross member spacer.jpg trans spacers.JPG carrier spacer.JPG Sorry for the upside down pics! I just replaced the front axles and wheel bearings. The bearings were not really bad but when...
by simon84
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: Gambler SR5 - Introduction & mystery part
Replies: 24
Views: 1255

Re: Gambler SR5 - Introduction & mystery part

If you give it the lift, consider dropping the cross member, transmission mount and drive shaft carrier bearing mount. It's not too hard to do this. You will have to make spacers and get longer bolts for the cross member and mounts. It will save you from having to replace CV axles, and they will las...
by simon84
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Steering?
Replies: 25
Views: 760

Re: Manual Steering?

For what it's worth, mine is a 1987 with tilt steering. I did need to do something with the rubber mount on the passenger side of the manual rack. Can't remember if there was a larger rubber sleeve that went in there or I managed to double it up to get a good fit. I think the tie rods are same for p...
by simon84
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Steering?
Replies: 25
Views: 760

Re: Manual Steering?

I just converted mine from power to manual steering. I had the transmission out so that made access easier. I had to modify the steering column where it attaches to the steering rack. No mods needed to the steering column at firewall or inside the car. Xirdneh has made a video on this steering colum...
by simon84
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: upper rad hose pipe fitting on head.

Thanks NWMO. Yeah, my brother just suggested JB weld and I think I will try that first. I used a paper gasket and also some gasket sealant. I'm pretty sure this issue originated because of the O ring on the bypass pipe. It seems to be a common leak point. Last time I was replacing this pipe fitting/...