1990 Toyota Celica Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Toyota Celica

1990 Toyota Celica Problems

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

The automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

Ignition Coil Inside Distributor May Fail

The ignition coil inside the distributor may fail. Our technicians tell us this may result in a hesitation on acceleration, especially when the vehicle is warming up on cold, rainy days. The pickup coils inside the distributor can also fail and cause a no-start condition. There have also been some failures of the radio noise suppressors inside the distributors, which can short out. Our technicians recommend replacing the whole distributor with a complete, genuine Toyota distributor if any of its components fail.

Vehicle Won't Crank Due To Starter

If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid contacts, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

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1990 Toyota Celica Questions

So I want to put an after market throttle body on my 1990 toyota celica but what do i do with the egr stuff ? (1 answer)

Actually it is a 1984 Celica I would like to have the timing chain checked (1 answer)

to see if it is flopping and maybe have the timing chain guide replaced, before there is a breakage and the resulting damage.( maybe timing chain replacement)
Two prior owners so that it is difficult to say what the mileage is although car had not been registered for a period of 9 years.
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1984 Toyota celica the main fuse blew going down the road so I replaced it and n (1 answer)

And now won't start

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1990 Toyota Celica Recalls

Recall 90V078000
AIR BAG INFLATOR CASE WAS INCORRECTLY MACHINED.

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1990 Toyota Celica Reviews

I love my 1990 Celica - it is a reliable ride for many years now. Zippy, light, yet powerful, and the GT gets me around with a little zip.

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