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by Petros
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Deck lid
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Deck lid

there are two different color "tan" interiors, the 1983-84 is more of a peanut butter color, the '86-88 "tan" is more of a darker almost greenish brown. either will work, but the correct color for the year will match better. after 1986 there is a cut out in the middle for the center brake light.
by Petros
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: boiling battery - sign of a bad battery, or bad alternator?
Replies: 5
Views: 39

Re: boiling battery - sign of a bad battery, or bad alternator?

usually this means the voltage regulator is bad. if you put a volt meter on the running car you will get 17-18 volts. it will ruin the battery fast. likely now you need both a new regulator and a new battery. Replace the voltage regulator. If it is built into the alternator you can usually just buy ...
by Petros
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: water pump to heater core flow direction?
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: water pump to heater core flow direction?

the coolant flows out of the outlet on the back of the head, goes into the heater core, and gets sucked out the long tube that runs under the manifold and goes into the back of the water pump assembly. it is easy to remember this way: the back side, center of the pump is the low pressure (suction) s...
by Petros
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Heater Blower Motor Replacement - INSANITY
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: Heater Blower Motor Replacement - INSANITY

removing the seats might help you, I never felt it necessary. four 14 mm bolts gets the seat out. I once drove to Utah in an old datsun to go skiing when I was in collage, from calfiornia. my heater core started leaking just before I was going to leave, so I by passed the heater. I figured it would ...
by Petros
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Trailing arms legthened and drive shaft
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Trailing arms legthened and drive shaft

a thought occurred to me, since the T4wd rear axle is so similar, there are a lot of after market rear suspension components for the corolla GTS. they look to be identical, double check the lengths hower, if it fits there are a lot of aftermarket performance parts companies selling strengthened, adj...
by Petros
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Trailing arms legthened and drive shaft
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Trailing arms legthened and drive shaft

lengthening the lower trailing arms is only part of the issue, there are also upper trailing arms to keep the diff orient ion correct as it swings up and down through its arc. just changing the length of the lower arm means it will rotate the front of the diff input shaft downward. the rear suspensi...
by Petros
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Heater Blower Motor Replacement - INSANITY
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: Heater Blower Motor Replacement - INSANITY

this is a very old post (14 years), do not know the results. but I can tell you he did something very incorrectly. it only takes me about 10 min to remove the glove box, remove all the screws and nuts, and wiggle out the whole blower assembly. it is much easier to replace the blower motor (or as he ...
by Petros
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: AE86 & AE82 Corolla parts swapping to AL25 Tercels?
Replies: 20
Views: 597

Re: AE86 & AE82 Corolla parts swapping to AL25 Tercels?

I had made a visual inspection of the GTS corrolla RWD and found the rear axles and suspension almost identical. it means the performance rear suspension parts for the AE86 corolla should also fit in the Tercel4wd wagon. but I have nto tried it yet. be wary of the front suspension parts, the bushing...
by Petros
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: no electricity
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: no electricity

it took a week to change a CV axle? that is a one hour job using hand tools. not likely a relay, sounds like a problem at the fuse block. take out each fuse and check it visually, also look for corrsion on the contacts. if the fuses are all good, check for corrosion at all of the contacts (especiall...
by Petros
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '88 T4WD DLX wagon added to wrecking yard in Edmonton, AB on 9/1/2020
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: '88 T4WD DLX wagon added to wrecking yard in Edmonton, AB on 9/1/2020

someone needs to go grab those headlights, grill and side marker lights on the front end. rare indeed. too far for me to get them.
by Petros
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I have found an al25
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: I have found an al25

Peter, I've seen a couple sr5 hatchbacks. Not many, for sure, but they must have been available in Canada at least. There was one for sale not far from me 4 or 5 years ago that stands out in particular. they may indeed exist, I just have never seen one. I have seen the first generation Tercel in an...
by Petros
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 3AC computers
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: 3AC computers

it is a rather simple "computer", more like a few "if-than" relay switches. I would think it would be the same one, but I doubt it would make a differnce. if you up grade to a weber carb, all of that goes away anyway.
by Petros
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: That not so new car smell
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: That not so new car smell

there must be lots of handy uses: use it as cologne and it will remind people to keep their distance when standing in line at Walmart. when the theaters open up eventually, you can use it make sure people do not sit down in front of you. apply it to your car to keep others from asking to borrow it. ...
by Petros
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I have found an al25
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: I have found an al25

I do not think there was ever an SR 5 trim in North America that was not 4wd. There were both FWD and 4wd Wagons in DLX, and FWD hatch back in DLX, but all SR5 versions were 4wd. curious to see pictures. might have been an imported model.
by Petros
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: '84 Tercel SR5 4WD 6 speed for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: '84 Tercel SR5 4WD 6 speed for sale

nice, you could get that price in the Seattle area where they are highly sought after, not sure about in CT. you might consider re-jetting that carburetor, it should get better fuel economy and is likely running rich. There is a thread in this forum about the weber where people list what jets they a...