1987 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

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My tercel:: 1986 Toyota Tercel sr5 4x4 Wagon

1987 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

Post by Triceratops » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:39 am

Check out my amazing Toyota Tercel 4x4 Wagon! This vehicle just keeps going. It’s bullet proof! 184k Miles. Check out my CL ad for more details. $1000 obo and open to motorcycle trades.

https://santafe.craigslist.org/cto/d/me ... 53587.html

I’ve done some work to it myself but still can’t seem to troubleshoot the issue and get it running at full capacity. At this point I’m cutting my losses. Located in northern New Mexico.
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Re: 1986 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

Post by rer233 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:01 am

Turtle is an '87...
if it aint there, there's a good chance it won't break!
83 SR5 Silver/Blue (Snowmobile/work beater)-totaled but drivable
85 SR5 Blue
88 SR5 White (the 'good' one)-not anymore-totaled
87 fwd silver wagon a/t
87 4wd dx Cream (a/t- not anymore- now m/t)

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My tercel:: Goldie is a 1986 SR5 attualmente con Weber/also owned the first T4WD in STL in late '82
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Re: 1986 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

Post by ARCHINSTL » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:24 am

Cutesy-poo ad ... :roll:
I guess the plastic bag is to cover the plate?
Tom M.
T4WD augury?
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Re: 1986 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

Post by Triceratops » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:06 pm

ARCHINSTL wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:24 am
Cutesy-poo ad ... :roll:
I guess the plastic bag is to cover the plate?
Tom M.
Yes. Just as a precaution. It’s fully titled and registered to me.

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Re: 1986 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

Post by Triceratops » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:08 pm

rer233 wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:01 am
Turtle is an '87...
Thanks, 87 is what it says in the title.

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Re: 1986 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

Post by keith » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:19 pm

I bought a 71 Maverick once that had one of those RV vents in the roof. As I drove it home, another driver gawking at it hit another car. I removed it.

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Post by Triceratops » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:30 pm

The vent wasn’t my choice. The woman I acquired this from had cockatiels. Since there is no a/c she had this put in. I’m not sure why her birds were in the car often enough for this.

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Re: 1987 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

Post by Petros » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:17 pm

I could not quite find in all that text exactly what it needs to make it road worthy, care to summarize what repairs it will need?
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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Re: 1987 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

Post by Triceratops » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:38 pm

Petros wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:17 pm
I could not quite find in all that text exactly what it needs to make it road worthy, care to summarize what repairs it will need?
It has issues starting but it should just be a starter. Then issues idling in cold weather. The drivetrain has its issues, possible control arm or tire rods. That’s what the mechanic who shook the wheels in a parking lot said. It goes and drives just needs work.

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Re: 1987 Tercel SR5 4x4 Wagon for sale

Post by Petros » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:48 pm

replacing tie rod ends or even the lower ball joint is not that much work. replacing bushings in the lower control arms is not a big deal either, at least the outter one. the inner one is a PIA, but usually the inner ones do not go bad as often.

none of those repairs sound like a reason to give up on it. for the starter I would make sure the battery terminals are clean, as well as the contacts at the other end of the battery cables, both the ground, and where it attaches to the starter motor. If it is not a weak battery,and contacts are all good, than likely it needs a starter. even that is not a too difficult to replace.

We can walk you through those repairs if you like, unless you just decided to unload the car. with those items the price you are asking is a bit high, it would take quite a lot to have a repair shop fix those items. It is not too bad as a do it yourself job, likly you need less than $100 worth of parts to get it all fixed. Though you have not given a lot of detail about what it actually needs, "hard to start" could mean a lot of things.

can you be more specific?
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

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