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by Petros
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Anyone interested in an Euro Front End?
Replies: 15
Views: 2382

Re: Anyone interested in an Euro Front End?

that is too bad. it is entirely possible he does not even have the parts, I have run into that before: remote seller offering me hard to find car parts. after back and fourth with overly fiendly exchanges (mind you a total stranger repeatedly calling me "friend"), unnecessarily complex payment terms...
by Petros
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: HUMBLE BEE BRAKE UPGRADE
Replies: 26
Views: 3918

Re: HUMBLE BEE BRAKE UPGRADE

nice work! Unfortunately that is something that is not likely to be found in a wrecking yard anytime soon. I have only seen one of those for sale once in many decades. the car is indeed rare. I wonder if one can back check the part number to see if it was used on any other car, it would be really ra...
by Petros
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Fenders
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: Fenders

Yes! all of the fenders are the same. some trim and external details, like the marker lights, are different. but fenders, and the hoods too, are interchangeable. some have the radio antenna on different sides, so you may have to plug an antenna mount hole.
by Petros
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Original equipment rear shock repair on 1984 Terc
Replies: 4
Views: 17

Re: Original equipment rear shock repair on 1984 Terc

$400 for a good running Tercel4wd, that is a very rare and outstanding purchase. nice to see it getting the care it should get. it does not need much to keep it running almost indefinitely. I drove a "rescue" Tercel4wd from Texas to Seattle that had all the shocks and struts completely gone. it was ...
by Petros
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Gears does not engage after some time on running
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Gears does not engage after some time on running

sounds like you fixed it. after you provided the additional information, I was going to say it sounds like an issue with the clutch cable, it does not allow the clutch to fully disengage. they can stretch and/or the automatic adjuster can not take up the slack, and cause that. you may also check tha...
by Petros
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Gears does not engage after some time on running
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Gears are difficult to shift after some time on running

do you have an automatic transmission? if so, add some auto trans treatment known as a "valve body cleaner" and drive it for a number of days, make sure you get to hwy speeds so it gets good and warm. than you can change the ATF with quality fresh ATF per the factory recommendations. usually that wi...
by Petros
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Two 1983 Wagons SR5 4WD at Claxton, GA Pull-A-Part
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Two 1983 Wagons SR5 4WD at Claxton, GA Pull-A-Part

what a shame, would have been better to see if someone would buy them direct. the transmission alone on them would have likely been worth more than the scrap value.

it appears like they had been slowing returning to the earth where they were parked decades ago. back from whence it came.
by Petros
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: No high beams when high beam switch is pulled
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: No high beams when high beam switch is pulled

we once were on a cross country trip in our Mazda minivan and I noticed that both low beams were out at the same time. I quickly just adjusted down the headlights at a rest stop so I do not blind anyone when driving on high, and would take a look at it later. figured it was something wrong in fuse o...
by Petros
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Possible missing choke-throttle part?
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Possible missing choke-throttle part?

it usually helps a lot of spray the choke, all the linkage and down the barrels with carb cleaner while it is running. lots of it, cleans out the gunk. it will prvent sticking of the moving parts. I also like to spray a light lubricant on the external linkage, cables, etc. on all sides of the carb.
by Petros
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELP - Siblings Tercel busted transmission
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: HELP - Siblings Tercel busted transmission

...she obviously in love with the car, she's going to try and save it. LOL, sounds like my daughter. be careful not too spend more on it than it is worth, it is easy to fall in love with these quirky little wagons, and than spend more on it that it is worth. I had driven a Tercel4wd since my two da...
by Petros
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Low beams not working but high beams are
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Low beams not working but high beams are

we were on a cross country road trip once in our Mazada minivan and had the low beams go out. all I had was high beams and since we had much night driving I just adjusted the highs down to a lower position so we could continue until I got it home to check it out. turns out both the low beam elements...
by Petros
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: parking brake
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: parking brake

I have never gotten the parking brake to work well on any Tercel I have owned. if the car is rolling, it will just slow it down. if on a steep hill and trying to park, it will not hold the car without the trans in gear, and even than on a steep hill it will slip back and you can feel the engine turn...
by Petros
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Replacing airbags
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Replacing airbags

as I recall, the big car makers lobbied to get a law passed that only a certified airbag tech can replace airbags. because of the danger for us normal rednecks if tried to replace them our selves. the only place that has certified airbag technitions is the dealership. if replacing the 17 airbags in ...
by Petros
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: HELP - Siblings Tercel busted transmission
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: HELP - Siblings Tercel busted transmission

I dismantled a 2wd 5 speed transmission that I got for parts, from the gear box forward they are almost identical, most of the parts were interchangeable with the 4wd trans. but if the trans bundled up, likely it is best to replace both the gear box and the front diff housing as an assembly. the fro...
by Petros
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: ISO Forester Forum/Group
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: ISO Forester Forum/Group

when I buy a car I that is new to me I just google the name car "Subaru Forester forum" and see what I get. there are often ones sponsored by the car company, which are not as useful since there will be a moderator always warning you to bring it into a dealers. on a real forum they will tell stories...