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jclark97
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Help....

Post by jclark97 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:20 am

I need a lot of help with my 83 toyota tercel sr5 4wd wagon. ..... nobody around my town knows anything about this kind of car....

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Re: Help....

Post by Gottolovem » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:24 am

Welcome to the forum jclark
where are you located?
what are some of your problems?

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Re: Help....

Post by dlb » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:15 am

welcome to the forum, jclark. this forum is an incredible resource for these cars so don't sweat it if no one in your town wants to work on it or whatever.

i'll preemptively refer you to the FAQ. it covers a lot of the most common issues.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7442

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Re: Help....

Post by jclark97 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:21 am

Tupelo ms..... and I have to put gas in my carburetor everyday To get it going and found a red wire off the alternator but don't know where it goes

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Re: Help....

Post by jclark97 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:24 am

And don't know which relay works for sunroof

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Re: Help....

Post by dlb » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:25 am

check #6 and #7 in the faq

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Re: Help....

Post by jclark97 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:31 am

Sorry don't understand what you mean under the hood only 3 relays and the rest are fuses nothing is numbered

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Re: Help....

Post by irowiki » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:38 am

Relays for the sunroof are probably by the passenger foot area under the glove box.
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Re: Help....

Post by jclark97 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:45 am

Didn't know there where any in there

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Re: Help....

Post by jclark97 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:47 am

Any idea on the red wire off the alternator

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Re: Help....

Post by irowiki » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:04 am

What do you mean? The big red wire off the alternator goes to the main fuse box (more or less)
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Re: Help....

Post by jclark97 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:16 am

I wish I could take a pic of it

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Re: Help....

Post by Gottolovem » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:20 am

jclark97 wrote:I wish I could take a pic of it
It's easy to upload photos from a smart phone if you don't have one surly you know someone who does :mrgreen:

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Re: Help....

Post by jclark97 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:35 pm

Well my phone won't let me do it

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Re: Help....

Post by Petros » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:56 pm

welcome to the forum,

You have not answered some of the questions, where are you from? Where are you that no one knows about old toyotas? Many shops turn away any old car because they do not want to mess with it. the best you can do is learn to work on it yourself, it will save you big money and give you useful skills for owing an old Tercel.

first thing you should do is down load the service manual from this forum and print it out and study it. Many of your questions are answered there, and there are plenty on this forum that will help you if you get stuck. But we can not teach you the basics over the internet, you have take an effort to learn what you can first. The Tercel4wd is an easy car to work on, but you have to become familar with it, and use the correct terminology, or we can not help you much here.

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