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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1992 Toyota Tercel

1992 Toyota Tercel

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1992 Toyota Tercel Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is al...

Drive Train -- Verified

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) 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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Over the time the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system may become plugged with debris, the oxygen sensor may also be getting slow or 'lazy' around this time. When servicing or cleaning  the EGR system, it is a good idea to replace the oxygen sensor because it works in tandem with the EGR system.

Engine -- Verified

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 distri...

1992 Toyota Tercel Questions and Answers

lorrie, 1992 Toyota Tercel, Osceola, IN

I took my car to a mechanic he said my distibutor needed replaced "did that" now it's doing the`same thing once warmed up it's dying out and no compression. Help Thank- you

lorrie, 1992 Toyota Tercel, Osceola, IN

is the coil seperate from a distibuter. or is the coil inside the distributer

lorrie, 1992 Toyota Tercel, Osceola, IN

What I meant was when i put my foot on the gas pedal all the way to the floor it has no compression it doesn't go

lorrie, 1992 Toyota Tercel, Osceola, IN

Is there a way to check a distributer to see if everything is in working order

lorrie, 1992 Toyota Tercel, Osceola, IN

Would going to a shop that has a auto diagnostics machine pin point whats wrong with my car. Thank-you

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