1993 Toyota Tercel Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Toyota Tercel

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1993 Toyota Tercel Problems

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Restricted EGR System

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 also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.

ABS Warning Light Due to Failed Wheel Speed Sensor

At higher mileages, an anti-lock brake system wheel speed sensor may wear out and illuminate the ABS warning light. It is recommended to replace the sensor with a factory part and be sure to clean all rust and debris from the mounting area because the mounting distance is critical. Failure to do so may result in the new sensor setting false trouble codes. Be sure to check the condition and runout of the front wheel bearings on the 2WD and 4WD vehicles and the CV joints on the 4WD vehicles since worn wheel bearings and/or CV joints can cause the ABS trigger rings to rub against the ABS sensors and damage them.

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1993 Toyota Tercel Questions

When i put drive my car turned off even the Fan turn on and turn off the car (1 answer)

I change the spark cable Spark the Emission hat I'm thinking of elected Electrical

problemshaving healthy acceleration, Bogs down when 2 much throttle + high idle (1 answer)

Toyota Tercel 1993 stick shift 1500 series 180,000 + miles. mostly everything is manual just got a new head has an oil leakand burns oilThe oil leak is coming from underneath the timing belt area. and I've been told that it needs a seal but the maintenance to get to that would be the spendy p...

The dash and headlight fuse constantly blows. Not always emmediatley (1 answer)

The ignition switch is worn. Could that be related?

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