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by helipilot77
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Another Seattle AL25 member
Replies: 151
Views: 20829

Re: Another Seattle AL25 member

The windshield on the Tercel was leaking because of rust on the windshield flange. I had the windshield removed so that I could remove the rust and put a fresh coat of paint on it. RJy0R5r.jpg Then I had a new windshield installed. Then yesterday morning I drove over to the shop at work and painted ...
by helipilot77
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The beater's new shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

Re: The beater's new shoes

I’d like to hear how they perform. Once you get them on the snow please post how they do.
by helipilot77
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 1983 sunroof car part out
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: 1983 sunroof car part out

I also have a tan sunroof removed that I probably won’t be using if anyone wants it.
by helipilot77
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: WATER LEAK ON DRIVER SIDE FLOOR
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: WATER LEAK ON DRIVER SIDE FLOOR

My glass did end up breaking even when a professional tried to remove it. Of course it might have been intentional so that I would have had to buy a new one. The factory way of installing the trim clips is to glue them in place.
by helipilot77
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Radio Wiring Harness
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: Radio Wiring Harness

The rear speakers are 4” and the fronts are also 4” check crutchfield.com they have a lot of useful information.
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: Alternator alternatives?
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Alternator alternatives?

Kinda sounds like it could be a potential regulator problem too. Check that as well before replacing an alternator.
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: WATER LEAK ON DRIVER SIDE FLOOR
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: WATER LEAK ON DRIVER SIDE FLOOR

Nice fix! I recently had water leaking into my passenger floorboard also. Mine was the windshield seal. I had the windshield removed and that revealed the whole windshield lip was covered with rust scale and even had a few pin holes. Fourtunately after cleaning it up with a wire wheel on a grinder i...
by helipilot77
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1986 Toyota Tercel 4wd Needs Head Gasket Pasco WA
Replies: 16
Views: 1799

Re: 1986 Toyota Tercel 4wd Needs Head Gasket Pasco WA

I might be interested in coming and fixing it then driving it back to Seattle. Do you have a place that could be used to work on it?
by helipilot77
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Gallery and Projects
Topic: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T
Replies: 40
Views: 8259

Re: Hello from Yakima WA, Meet Mr. T

Petros wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:48 pm
welcome to the forum!

nice looking T4wd. Gambler race sounds like fun, what is it about? a low budget off road run?
This video will give you a good idea of what a gambler 500 is.
https://youtu.be/PDJOP6MvSV8
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Tire question
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Tire question

I’m running Mini Cooper 17’s they fit perfect so I’m sure the 15’s would also work.
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is it worth $100
Replies: 14
Views: 1555

Re: Is it worth $100

I love how excited you get over saving a Tercel Petros! It’s great to see. I agree. From the sound of it, this one is certainly with whatever effort it takes to get it back on the road.
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Repair Guides
Topic: Transmission problems
Replies: 27
Views: 3265

Re: Transmission problems

Just so everyone knows. Rebuild kits are still available from Advance Auto. You have to order it online only. Not available for in-store purchase. However at $500 it is quite expensive, but does come with most syncros.
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Future of small 4wd vehicles?
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Re: Future of small 4wd vehicles?

Unfourtunately today’s car buyers want electronic gizmos rather mechanical reliability. Most of the people buying cars these days view a car purchase as very short term. 5-10 years. We are very much in the minority. Although I’m sure most of us on this forum would love a simple small 4wd vehicle tha...
by helipilot77
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Front end Shakes
Replies: 13
Views: 1412

Re: Front end Shakes

I wonder if a rusted sway bar could be repaired? I wouldn’t want to weld on one since it is spring steel, but it might be possible to have a machine shop mill the end down to good metal then add a pressed-on sleeve. For our cars with this critical suspension component that is no longer available we ...
by helipilot77
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Parts: New and Used
Topic: 83 Tercel 4wd parts
Replies: 25
Views: 3178

Re: 83 Tercel 4wd parts

Toadrancher11 wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:31 am
it also has cruz control and it all works. not sure what the econo button on the ac really does except make it sound like it is going to die on me sitting at a stop light.
Not sure but I think the 85’, 86’ & 87’ had more “options”