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by Petros
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Cardone Reman Distributor $24
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: Cardone Reman Distributor $24

my west cost federal '84 3a engine never had a HAC, but that is actually a beneficial gadget. It leans the mixture and advances the timing for high altitude conditions (I think over 3400 ft or something). It greatly improves high altitude performance, but if you rarely or never get above 3400 ft, it...
by Petros
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Cardone Reman Distributor $24
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: Cardone Reman Distributor $24

different emissions set ups used the one, two or three vac line advance. You can make any of htem work by altering your system, not a big issue. the vac advance is only used when at part throttle condition, it allows the timing to advance a few degrees since leaner air/fuel mixtures burn slower, as ...
by Petros
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 4wd indicator light.
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: 4wd indicator light.

It is a simple system, study it in the wire diagram, a mechanical contact on the trans closes a circuit that goes to the dash indicator light. First, try looking at the sender where it is supposed to connect to the trans, it is a simple switch, either open or closed (easty test with a volt-olm meter...
by Petros
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Cardone Reman Distributor $24
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: Cardone Reman Distributor $24

I have experience with three different rebuilt distributors on my Tercel, and on two others. All three were junk out of the box, oddly all started and ran, but greatly affected performance. I would never use a rebuilt distributor. Regular price for a reman is well over $100, not worth it. I am sure ...
by Petros
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!
Replies: 187
Views: 14518

Re: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5 : Life in Pictures / Lost & Found: RESTORATION DOCUMENTED!

it is really remarkable that you are going to all the trouble to restore an old '80's econo box to better than new condition. I doubt there are many people that would go to that much trouble. I think most of us on this forum are really impressed that you are doing this, often when we drive our belov...
by Petros
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Car will not shut off...HELP!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Car will not shut off...HELP!!!

sounds good to me. without looking at the behavior, there are a number of things that can cause it. a fan by itself will not usually result in an overheat or run hot condition, unless you spend a lot of time in heavy traffic. It only comes on when idling with little air flow through the radiator. Ba...
by Petros
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What is legend for wiring diagrams in FSM...A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H?
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: What is legend for wiring diagrams in FSM...A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H?

opps found a minor typo that may have been confusing, fixed it. had "upper left corner" where it should have been right.
by Petros
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Car will not shut off...HELP!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Car will not shut off...HELP!!!

I have a fantasy of doing a ground up on a Tercel4wd, and build into it everything I want, improving many details. I am thinking of full leather seats that will look similar to the orignal SR5 style fabric panels, fully upgraded suspension and brakes, twin-cam fuel injected engine tweaked to optimiz...
by Petros
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What is legend for wiring diagrams in FSM...A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H?
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: What is legend for wiring diagrams in FSM...A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H?

those are circuit letters, they indicate on each page what wire belongs to what circuit. Look on page 877, upper right corner, where it labels each circuit as A, B, C, etc. where it runs off the page. Than look in the upper left hand corner of page 878, shows where each circuit continues on the next...
by Petros
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Car will not shut off...HELP!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Car will not shut off...HELP!!!

TAnd I also think they're cute cars. My wife and daughters think otherwise. I like their look as kind of a funky retro-utilitarian-econo box look. like a mini-SUV of more recent vintage, but smaller of course. These cars are pretty simple compared to a lot of modern cars. On our newer cars I am alw...
by Petros
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Installed free engine but its runnin' hot
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Installed free engine but its runnin' hot

that sounds bad: it must have gone up the coolant outlet while it was sitting under the tarp. He found a nice dry place to store food. Likely there is a lot more up in the head. A blocked by pass tube should not even cause it to overheat, that is there to allow some coolant circulate before the t-st...
by Petros
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What is legend for wiring diagrams in FSM...A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H?
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: What is legend for wiring diagrams in FSM...A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H?

not sure what you are looking at, If I had to guess: it should correspond to either another page with those numbers at the edge where it joins with the previous page. Or it might correspond to the pins on the connector. each pin is numbered, in the wire dia, that should match the pinout numbers on t...
by Petros
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: What mileage should an '83 4WD DLX wagon get today?
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: What mileage should an '83 4WD DLX wagon get today?

one time we had a bad build up of ice on our roads for sevearl weeks of below freezing weather, which is really rare around here. I had some studded snow tires on wheels that came with one of my project cars, but I never used them. since I hate chains, and I needed to get to work on these icy roads ...
by Petros
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Car will not shut off...HELP!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 178

Re: Car will not shut off...HELP!!!

usually if the water pump is not leaking, and there is no play in the shaft, it should be good. I have heard of a few very rare instance of the impeller falling off the shaft (so it can not circulate coolant), and anther case where a car that sat for years, had the blades of the impeller all corrode...
by Petros
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 4a-fe swapped 87 4wd, no spark
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: 4a-fe swapped 87 4wd, no spark

sands for "Lubricates, Penetrates, and Stops" (rust, squeaks, etc). Get LPS-1. it is a high quality light synthetic lubricant available at auto parts stores, machine equipment supply, etc. kind of pricey but way better than most others. kind of like WD-40, but better, it is water proof, and will dis...