1995 Toyota Tercel Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1995 Toyota Tercel

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1995 Toyota Tercel Problems

Driveability Concerns Due to Throttle Position Sensor Out of Adjustment

The Throttle Position Sensor can get out of adjustment due to wear in the throttle body or due to carbon build up. This will cause the idle timing to advance more than 30 degrees which will cause very high HC and NOx emissions. Conversely, the Throttle Position Sensors can wear out and not properly advance the timing which causes a lack of power and poor fuel economy.

Rattling noise from timing belt tensioner at higher mileages
The timing belt tensioners may make a rattling noise at a higher mileages. This is due to the adjustment being at its limit. Our technicians tell us that range of the adjuster may be lengthened by elongating the slot where the spring attaches by 2-3 mm to remedy this problem.
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.

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1995 Toyota Tercel Questions

why is there a hole in the driver floorboard (1 answer)

is there supposed to be a plug in the hole

another helpquestion. (1 answer)

Hi! This is just another question, but important to me. My engine light is on. It went off for a short time (about an hour), then came back on and stayed on. My engine runs great! (187955 miles. Oil clean,plugs new,doesn't overheat, easy starting, power excellent, elect. connections excellent...

Gas lid lock parts inside door lost keeper broke or fell off. I now have a keeper, but am having difficulty reassembling parts correctly. A picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks Jon (1 answer)

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1995 Toyota Tercel Reviews

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This thing is a tank!! It is not a Corvette but I can go for years without repair!! 190,499 miles. Typical maintenance and nothing else! Gets 30 mpg!!
I own this car. I've been running this car since it came off the lot NEW in 1996. I've replaced the following: an engine (after 319,000KM) after a water pump failed [twice (1999, 2008)], radiator (hole found), Boots L and R, clutch plate, brakes (2004), air blower (2003 and again in 2009). I've run this car mostly on the highway in some of the coldest, harshest climates on this planet. I us...

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