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by Petros
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Needed; Rear Differential ("Pig") for '84 Tercel
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Needed; Rear Differential ("Pig") for '84 Tercel

the RWD corolla should work, I am pretty sure the Tercel4wd used the corolla rear axle. the DX model only, not the GTS, that uses a larger diff assembly.
by Petros
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Needed; Rear Differential ("Pig") for '84 Tercel
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Needed; Rear Differential ("Pig") for '84 Tercel

there are at least three different ring and pinion gear ratios in that year range ('82-86). the '84 t4wd with manual trans should have the 3.73:1 ratio, the auto trans has something else, I think a 3.89:1 (or something similar). The '85 and newer used 4.1:1 ring and pinion ratio. So unless you have ...
by Petros
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Cv axles question
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Cv axles question

you do not have a lot of options, I just find what I can get that is not a remanufactured unit (those I know are junk). I was running Empi that I can get from Rockauto, but I have had several of those fail at relatively low miles. Had one of the inboard cv units develop a bad vibration, that one had...
by Petros
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Distributor vacuum lines
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Distributor vacuum lines

see if you vac advance diaphragm is good. if it has a leak you can also cap it off until you can find a replacement. the vac advance only affects part throttle spark timing, it advances it to improve economy slightly, but if it is leaking, it only acts like a vac leak. Many cars in the past had no v...
by Petros
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 4wd converted to fwd
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: 4wd converted to fwd

yes, that has been done before. That is an easy swap. you need to remove the drive shaft and carrier bearing all the way back to the rear diff. should not be difficult to remove, the rear flange has 4 bolts with nuts. save all the hardware, make sure you put a good match mark on diff flange and the ...
by Petros
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Distributor vacuum lines
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Distributor vacuum lines

some models did not have the HAC system, and the vac lines were capped off. my '84 does not, but my '86 had one. Might be state spacific if you go one or not. It will run fine without it, just make sure the vac lines are routed properly for the Non-HAC system.
by Petros
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Looking for front differential
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Looking for front differential

what ratio, 4.1:1? I might have something.
by Petros
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible

that is why it is much cheaper to go with factory ECM and figure out how to adapt it to the non-EFI car. likely factory toyota EFI components are far more reliable than aftermarket anyway, not to mention lots of spare parts and info on the system. if you can come up with an inexpensive way to go dis...
by Petros
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible

there is an ancient thread about someone that adopted a throttle body injection system off a Suzuki (if I recall correctly) to the Tercel. the throttle body assembly has all of the sensors built into it, and you just have to make an adapter for the carb/intake manifold. Looked like a good way to go....
by Petros
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: 4AGE Head swap - making the impossible into the possible

that is likely possible, but why bother? There is no simpliflying benefit to a head swap. the early 4age will take a the 3ac flywheel from the tercel, bolts right up, as well as all of the other hard point mounts. it is a simple bolt up swap. The single biggest problem, and cost, is to make a custom...
by Petros
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5

a home made one would work fine, I have made rubber and even plastic washer or spacers, etc when I needed to. I think you can also buy a generic but similar size rubber washer from a well equipped auto parts store. I know that many places that sell tires and struts will have an inventory of these ki...
by Petros
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Tercel A55 converted to an A55F
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Tercel A55 converted to an A55F

probably not. you have to replace the main shaft with a longer one so it goes all the way through the transfer case that bolts on to the back of the trans housing. I also suspect there are a few differences in the main gear box housing, to accommodate the 4wd set up. Many of the internal parts betwe...
by Petros
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: radiator splash shield
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: radiator splash shield

I think they are the same for the 2wd and 4wd. it keeps mud, dirt and gravel from getting on the engine and fan belt and timing belt. small amounts of sand and gravel on the fan belt or timing belt will erode away the belt.
by Petros
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5

I do not think it necessary to remove the hub to replace a wheel stud. there should be a cut out in one location on the splash shield that will allow to install a new wheel stud, you just rotate the hub around to line up with the cut out, drive out the old stud, and wiggle in the new one. you pull i...
by Petros
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: Asa’s Sunshine Wagon - 1984 Tercel SR5

It is good the brakes are working well. But installing longer studs can be a PIA, you may have to remove the flange from the hub to get them in place. You might be able to wiggle them in, if you remove the sheet metal splash gaurd. I once broke a stud and it was more work than I expected to get a st...