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by Petros
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Secondary throttle failure
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Secondary throttle failure

mine drips brown ouz too. someday I may actually fix it.
by Petros
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTB: Input shaft for z54f 6 Speed manual
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: WTB: Input shaft for z54f 6 Speed manual

Hi Paul, welcome to the forum. That input shaft should be the same for all FWD and 4wd trans on all Tercels from '83-'86. perhaps even back to 1980. There might also be forum members with used spares to send you. the most knowledgeable forum member on transmissions is Xirdneh, he might chime in with...
by Petros
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTB SR5 front seat bottom
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: WTB SR5 front seat bottom

I used small cable ties to button it all back together. HA! that is brilliant! I always dread taking off the seat covers because of those darn steel rings, I usually carefully unbend them so I can reused them. Usually puncturing the skin on my fingers more than once in the process. It has never occ...
by Petros
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Fixing Up Jenny
Replies: 45
Views: 830

Re: Fixing Up Jenny

a noise like that may not even be bearing related, but Baily is correct. You might just jack each of the front wheels up and rotate the wheels by hand, if they turn smoothly they are not likely at risk. Than you can drive it until either it goes away, or it gets so obvious it is easy to track down. ...
by Petros
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTB 86 Trans, Olympia Wa
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: WTB 86 Trans, Olympia Wa

you would be best not to drive it at all right now. you may still be able to rebuild/repair the trans in its current condition. But it it totally fails , which is likely to happen, all of the internal parts will be ground up, leaving nothing that is repairable, or even as spare parts.
by Petros
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: New Owner

a stalling issue like that is usually related to the linkage adjustment. there are several adjustments on the carb that have to be set properly, in proper sequence, to set the idle speed and allow it run without stalling out. the throttle cable, the idle speed adjustment (both fast/cold idle, and re...
by Petros
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Bumper Kits
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Bumper Kits

welcome to the forum,

could you post some pictures of what you are talking about? I am not familiar with any bumper kits for these cars. all of this forum's members who have altered their bumpers have made them from scratch.
by Petros
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: gambler 500 oregon
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: gambler 500 oregon

that is just awsome. Have fun with it. A word of caution on the front lift, too much angle on the front CV axles, and they will grind themselves up in short order. Ideally they should run at zero angle for least wear, a small angle will not harm much, but a sharp angle means those joins are always i...
by Petros
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fix, Sell Or Donate???
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Fix, Sell Or Donate???

Welcome to the forum, Your Tercel is well worth fixing. it is an easy fix for anyone familiar with this car, or you can just replace the whole carburetor assembly. I have several spare carbs, for a reasonable fee I could install one in my daily driver and verify it is a good running carb, than clean...
by Petros
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Can you stiffen rear suspension with little to no lift?
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Can you stiffen rear suspension with little to no lift?

install air adjustable shocks. You can adjust the ride height according to the load. you can get these great little 12v air compressors to mate to your air shocks from many Mercedes, Lincolns and MPV 4x4 vans, and several others, and just connect it to a manual switch so you can adjust the ride heig...
by Petros
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Building myself a rear bumper
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: Building myself a rear bumper

even a brick will have less aerodynamic drag than a brick with a tire on top of it.
by Petros
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: WTB SR5 front seat bottom
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: WTB SR5 front seat bottom

FYI, the seat base cover can be interchanged left and right, but you have to take the seat apart and remove the upulstry from the metal and foam base to switch it over to the other side. I once had project Tercel that had a near perfect interior, except the driver seat had a small tear and the foam ...
by Petros
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese Market Clinometer UPSIDE DOWN
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Japanese Market Clinometer UPSIDE DOWN

there was a forum member some many years ago, who was restoring a Tercel and took the inclinomter apart to clean it and "refresh" the face. I do not recall it was that difficult, he emailed me to tell me he was pleased with the results and that it now looked like new. You should be able to get it op...
by Petros
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Radiator fan problem (81' tercel)
Replies: 15
Views: 121

Re: Radiator fan problem (81' tercel)

I do not know, but there may be a fuse to check too. I know it is easy to forget the obvious.
by Petros
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Replaceable Engine models?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Replaceable Engine models?

sounds like something you did not fix when you rebuilt the engine. Always diagnose the problem before you try and fix it. head or engine cracked? the 4ac engine came in the 83-88? cororllas, is a direct bolt in up grade, gives you a bit more power too. some design details improved over the 3ac as we...