1987 Tercel 4WD Wagon - Colorado 93K miles - Parts Car

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1987 Tercel 4WD Wagon - Colorado 93K miles - Parts Car

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Kicking myself but I ran it low on oil, no over-heat and no engine seize, but loud knocking in engine and loss of power. Now it won't start.

93,025 miles.
VIN: JT2AL32W9H0279838
Engine: 1.5L I4 2V

Located in Delta County Colorado
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I will consider all offers.

I purchased it in 2005 from a mechanic/dealer in Boulder Colorado at 55221 miles. He reported taking it as a trade-in from the original owner. He also reported doing a valve job, new clutch and the timing belt.

The most recent work was October 2021, I had the front CV axles & boots replaced.

The mechanic who did the CV axles looked over the vehicle and he reported three issues:
  • A small fluid leak in the rack and pinion. (About once a year I need to top it up.)
  • The carburetor is running lean. Cold starting sometimes takes a lot of cranking and there will be an occasional loss of power while driving. I had the carburetor rebuilt in 2016 but it is one of the problem points on these Tercels.
  • It may need a new battery soon.
The interior and exterior are in fair to good condition.

Thanks for looking.

Here's a link to a Google Drive folder with more photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/EcWnL52RRzomeXaD6
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Re: 1987 Tercel 4WD Wagon - Colorado 93K miles! - Good Condition

Post by Neu »

That's a beautiful tercel!

I'm pretty interested in getting a 2nd tercel. If you're not in any rush to sell it I'd probably be able to come snag it in a month or three. I live in the PNW so it's a bit of a trek but I'd definitely love to get this.

Don't hold it for me but I am pretty interested. Thanks!
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Thanks!

I'll update the listing here if it sells and if you do decide to come this way we can talk then so I don't sell it while you are in transit.
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Re: 1987 Tercel 4WD Wagon - Colorado 93K miles - Parts Car

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Kicking myself but I ran it low on oil, no over-heat and no engine seize, but loud knocking in engine and loss of power. Now it won't start.
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Re: 1987 Tercel 4WD Wagon - Colorado 93K miles - Parts Car

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I have a few good health 3A engines...
I'm going to send you a PM.
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Re: 1987 Tercel 4WD Wagon - Colorado 93K miles - Parts Car

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Is it still for sale? How much now that it has an engine knock? I live pretty close to Delta.
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