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by Petros
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Car will not shut off...HELP!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 174

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: 49

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: 174

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: 49

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: 174

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: 35

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: 49

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: 93

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: 174

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: 51

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...
by Petros
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 3 parts cars: two 4WD, one 2WD, near Salem, OR -- $300 for all
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: 3 parts cars: two 4WD, one 2WD, near Salem, OR -- $300 for all

looks like he has a pile of transmissions too. that is a great price, the transmissions are worth more than that alone!

what a shame, someone needs to rescue these Tercels! looks like at least one good runner can be built from all those parts.
by Petros
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4a rebuild for the Rusty Frog
Replies: 21
Views: 273

Re: 4a rebuild for the Rusty Frog

if it needs more repairs to make it usable than the market value of the block, it was over priced. Most wrecking yards will take back an part, I would argue that you should have gotten a reasonably usable engine, having to spend $300 in repairs to make it work is not reasonable. At least see if you ...
by Petros
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: 4a rebuild for the Rusty Frog
Replies: 21
Views: 273

Re: 4a rebuild for the Rusty Frog

I would see if the JY will trade out your block, it is really useless if it takes $300 to sleeve it. the block at best is only worth about $100, see if you can return it, or trade it. Sleeving is only worth doing if you can not find a good used engine, or for some reason it has collectable value to ...
by Petros
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 4a-fe swapped 87 4wd, no spark
Replies: 4
Views: 51

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

sounds like a nice score of a car, even with the problems. a lot of work goes into making a 4afe fit in the Tercel4wd (how was the 4afe distributor made to fit?). I have noticed when I rescue back lot cars that have not driven for a long time, often corrosion forms in many of the electrical contacts...
by Petros
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Excellent! A worthwhile up grade. make sure you give it a good once over, rings, bearings, etc. also read about my head gasket mods over in the Repair guides section, use the procedure there to install the head.