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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1993 Toyota Tercel

1993 Toyota Tercel

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1993 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...

1993 Toyota Tercel Questions and Answers

clos09, 1993 Toyota Tercel, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Riverside, CA

I just took my car to get smog, it didn't pass the emission test. They said it fail because they hydrocarbons or (HC) were to high but everthing else was normal. What can do to fix this probl...

Visitor, 1993 Toyota Tercel, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Menomonee Falls, WI

My driver side control arm rusted and broke completely in half. When this happened the cv joint popped out of the gear box causing all of the gear lube to leak out. I got a new control arm, lined u...

rickk, 1993 Toyota Tercel, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Covina, CA

my 93 tercel is blowing hot air took it to the garage , they recharged it but it's still blowing hot , the mechanic said it was the compressor, but the ac light on dash dose not light up when ...

stevied4u, 1993 Toyota Tercel, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Lebanon, IN

Bach 2 cylinders have no compression.Car was running just fine.Started to die at idle.Wont start while hot.

suces, 1993 Toyota Tercel, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

i tested the bulb and that works. what process of elimination can i use to fix this problem.

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