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by Petros
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Rear pinion seal and bearing?
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Rear pinion seal and bearing?

it seems you should be able to take it apart and just replace the seal, and put it back together the same way it was. but I have known people that have done this on the Tercel4wd rear axle and it ended up not just leaking, but damaging the diff bearings, and eventually trashed the ring and pinion. t...
by Petros
Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Presentation
Replies: 23
Views: 470

Re: Presentation

very nice!

that car would be worth about $12,000 where I live in Washington state, or perhaps more now.
by Petros
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Julio's 4wd Tercel problems
Replies: 20
Views: 317

Re: Julio's 4wd Tercel problems

you will need to replace the plastic cup for the end of the shift lever, and a large one for the upper pivot. there should be a rubber boot at the top of the shift lever housing to keep muddy splash out of the linkage housing. that is likely why it got so rusty. You can fabricate a boot from a bicyc...
by Petros
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Part Numbers - OE and Aftermarket
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 2257

Re: Radiator

that looks nice, smaller size,but the 4 row radiator should have similar cooling capacity as the 2 row Tercel radiator. I see them on Ebay for $139 for the welded aluminum ones, not a bad price!
by Petros
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '83 T4WD SR5 wagon added to wrecking yard in Portland, OR on 5/10/2022
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: '83 T4WD SR5 wagon added to wrecking yard in Portland, OR on 5/10/2022

Petros, how much does the transaxle weigh? Wondering if that's a 2 man job. I have pulled the whole diff/bellhousing/gearbox/transfer case by my self as a unit. not too bad, perhaps it weighs about 110 lbs or so. you first pull the shift lever from inside the car, than remove the upper bellhousing ...
by Petros
Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1987 Tercel 4wd project
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: 1987 Tercel 4wd project

those are such awesome Tercels! I bet the inspectors think you are nuts. No matter, you can not help yourself at this point. something odd I noticed about these cars, like no other old project cars I have own (most all of the cars I have bought since high school in 1973, were in fact fixer projects)...
by Petros
Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Oh boy, valve knock? Video inside
Replies: 34
Views: 1150

Re: Oh boy, valve knock? Video inside

did you find oversized pistons? usually the pistons with a matching ring set are in the same piston kit. that kit shows rings included. you choose the oversize you need when ordering it. you get 3 choices: standard, +.020", or +.040" . I would go with the 0.020" over sized so if you g...
by Petros
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Will an L30 Tercel window regulator fit in a Tercel4WD? Note quite.
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Will an L30 Tercel window regulator fit in a Tercel4WD? Note quite.

the two door version of the car doors are longer. it is not unreasonable that the window regulator from the next gen tercel would fit, but try to find a 4 door (5 door) version so the door is of the shorter type. it is even possible the 4 door corolla door regulator is close enough to make work too....
by Petros
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: 4AGE connecting rods in a 4AC
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: 4AGE connecting rods in a 4AC

you might be able to make them work with the help of a machine shop, but there were some differences. as I recall the 4age used forged rods, so those are stronger and better than the 3a/4a rods. but you will also have to check the length and the small and big end dia. to verify. the 3a and 4a rods a...
by Petros
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: '83 T4WD SR5 wagon added to wrecking yard in Portland, OR on 5/10/2022
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: '83 T4WD SR5 wagon added to wrecking yard in Portland, OR on 5/10/2022

someone should go pull that 4wd transaxle assembly, and save it from the crusher. even if bad, it will have useable parts in it to keep other T4wd alive. stock pile all T4wd transmissions you ever find in wrecking yards! the next one needed might be your own. but that way we can save the transmissio...
by Petros
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Rear axle, drivers side. '84
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Rear axle, drivers side. '84

as I recall, I seem to remember the right and left axle shafts in the rear were different lengths. they look the same, but they are like 3/4" different length. they also have the pressed on wheel bearing with the grease shield, there is a left and right metal grease shield that must go on the c...
by Petros
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: CV Axles And Other Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: CV Axles And Other Questions

likely the factory carb is working fine, before you replace it, or even attempt to rebuild it, go though a service check as outlined in the factory service manual available for free down load on this forum. I have owned many old tercels, and whenever the seller said it needed a carb rebuild, I got i...
by Petros
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Julio's 4wd Tercel problems
Replies: 20
Views: 317

Re: Julio's 4wd Tercel problems

Good for you! regular grade motor oil should be fine, 10w-30 or 10w-40 wt. Transmission gear oil is important for long transmission life. use GL-4, 90 wt gear oil for the trans, go read on on changing the gear box oil, it is not a straight forward oil change. It is in the repair guides section of th...
by Petros
Thu Jun 02, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Oh boy, valve knock? Video inside
Replies: 34
Views: 1150

Re: Oh boy, valve knock? Video inside

yup, seen that before (more than once!). worn and sloppy cylinder bore allows too much play in the piston. it eventually fails from the pounding with each engine cycle. Odd thing is, every time I have seen it, the engine is still running!

Good luck with the overhaul.
by Petros
Thu Jun 02, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Tercel Gallery and Projects
Topic: 1987 Tercel 4wd project
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: 1987 Tercel 4wd project

that is such a great story. love your tercels! BTW, there is an odd thing that happens to Tercel enthusiasts, they turn into Tercel4wd hoarders. You buy one, and than you can not help yourself, and buy every additional Tercel4wd you can find. the tercels will start piling up, future projects you wil...