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by FriendOfEvanW
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Failure
Replies: 29
Views: 1539

Re: Fuel Pump Failure

My pump is leaking and I am here to check if its rebuildable or should I just replace it? I have a 1984 (early) version. (medium-spec SR5 without A/C and steel rims instead of alloys etc) I will be installing another engine in the future and was hoping the new fuel pump will be fine to feed a 4AC w...
by FriendOfEvanW
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Access to a lift & transmission stand in Portland area?
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Access to a lift & transmission stand in Portland area?

mrdance123 wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:46 am Thank you Mr. FriendOfEvan this tip makes my day.
You’re welcome, it’s a great business. They also rent non-lift work areas, but at $20/hr it’s not really worth it unless they’ve got tools you don’t have.
by FriendOfEvanW
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Access to a lift & transmission stand in Portland area?
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Access to a lift & transmission stand in Portland area?

Gearhead Garage in Tigard rents a lift bay for $25/hr. Failing that, I’ve got some ramps if you want to get nasty with it.
by FriendOfEvanW
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on some paint
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: Thoughts on some paint

I was thinking about spray on bed-liner if I ever decide to paint my 37-year old faded and stained “Super White” Tercel. Not sure where that falls on the trashy/classy spectrum, but I like the idea.
by FriendOfEvanW
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Steering?
Replies: 22
Views: 496

Re: Manual Steering?

How much extra wear and tear is put on the rack by deleting the power steering belt and pump? I’ve heard that the racks equipped with power steering aren’t built to handle the extra stress. My power steering fluid leaks like a sieve, so this is an option I’ve definitely thought about.
by FriendOfEvanW
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Leaking water pump; can it make it one more day?
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Leaking water pump; can it make it one more day?

Still hasn’t leaked again, and the cooling system seems to be working fine. Driving around with the spare pump just in case, but it seems like the old cap was just bad.
by FriendOfEvanW
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 1984 Tercel 4WD parting out on Craigslist SW Washington
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: 1984 Tercel 4WD parting out on Craigslist SW Washington

I deleted my own TVSV, but if this wagon still has it I’ll gladly grab it for someone else.
by FriendOfEvanW
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 86 SR5 4x4 Wagon
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: 86 SR5 4x4 Wagon

Replacing the alternator yourself is one of the easiest repairs, and it's always satisfying to fix it yourself. They're pretty much plug & play; all you need is a socket wrench, crescent wrench, and a prybar or similar chunk of metal to pull the belt tight while you tighten.
by FriendOfEvanW
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pacific NW wrecking yards
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Pacific NW wrecking yards

I am selling off my "private collection" of parts, listed in the Used Parts section this forum: https://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=3 However, the parts I'm selling may not be suitable for road-side repairs, as such, but some are "pretty." :D Sorry I haven't got back to...
by FriendOfEvanW
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 1984 Tercel 4WD parting out on Craigslist SW Washington
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: 1984 Tercel 4WD parting out on Craigslist SW Washington

I'm supposed to be meeting this guy sometime this weekend if anybody wants me to ask about certain parts. I already have dibs on the tail lights, alternator, CV axles, and possibly the gauge cluster though.
by FriendOfEvanW
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '84 Tercel 2wd wagon free parts
Replies: 28
Views: 1683

Re: '84 Tercel 2wd wagon free parts

Hey all, Ernie was last active 12/21, however, he provided his email address. That is likely the best bet to reach him. To echo what Mattel shared, the site has no problem with reaching out to others in any other way as long as it's respectful and meets the community standards. Chris Is that email ...
by FriendOfEvanW
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '84 Tercel 2wd wagon free parts
Replies: 28
Views: 1683

Re: '84 Tercel 2wd wagon free parts

I don’t think he’s coming back.
by FriendOfEvanW
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 1985 Toyota Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 3693

Re: 1985 Toyota Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon Parts

If you’re on the other side of the country, I’d love to grab the alternator, distributor, thermostat housing, dome light, and water pump housing from you. If you’re within driving distance of Oregon though, I’d be interested in the seats and some other interior stuff.

How’s the steering rack?
by FriendOfEvanW
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pacific NW wrecking yards
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Pacific NW wrecking yards

Hi again everybody! I’m trying to stock up the milk crate in the back of the wagon, and was wondering if anybody knows which wrecking yards and used parts stores tend to have ‘80s Tercel parts laying around, if any of them do. I’ve got notifications set up on Row52.com, but most of the auto wreckers...
by FriendOfEvanW
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What’s next here?
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: What’s next here?

The tercel power steering requires automatic transmission fluid. Power steering fluid is not good for these cars. I don’t think the previous owner knew that either, because when I filled it up with ATF it didn’t just pour out the bottom like before. It’s actually working now (good job Toyota, it ra...