Last night driving I noticed interior lights(dash and clock) were very dim as with headlights. Battery light has been off and on for a while but yesterday consistently on. Got home my dad took my battery out of the car and tried 2 different batteries. Neither batteries worked unless a hot box was jumping them. Tried charging a battery and again nothing. What is happening/wrong?

the transmission will start out in first but will not change to second or third I checked the transmission fluid its dirty but not burnt.


when accelerating engine is jerky and when you push gas pedal or let off of it the car jerks like it looses fuel

There was some dark oil like fluid on tire rim and the noise seemed a bit more intense at higher speeds over 40 MPH. The noise was more of a rough slight crunching noise. The car now has over 122000 miles on it.

car stalled. sounds like it wants to start but wont turn all the way over. have gas, compression but no spark. can it be the distributor and how would i check? real real real tight on money and really need my car! 94 tercelwith only 88k miles...love my car...need it back...please help

I cannot control the heater temperature. I believe the cable end has come off the control valve lever. It appears to me it may be behind a plastic plate in the top-center of the dash. I tried prying the plate but it did not seem to want to budge. I don't want to break it in any way... How do I get it out of the dash if that is what I need to do to access the heater control valve.

Appears very little space in removal of crankshaft, can this be done with moter in/out of car, or is their a an alternative metnod. Thanks for all info.

I have checked the egr valve itself and cleaned it as well as the vacuum modulator. I've scrubbed the metal pipe to the manifold and all the tiny tubes as well. Egr valve is stumbling like it should when in idle and pressing up on diaphragm. Releases as it should. The filter is clean on the vac mod. Should I go ahead and clean inside the manifold where it all connects? I hear it can get clogged shut with carbon and will generally throw a p0401. I'm about 124k miles. Manual transmission 4spd with no power steering but I do have air-conditioning. Please help as I'm taking a road trip soon n need to get this fixed as well as learning what to do as I'm a girl and I should know this stuff

how much would it cost to retrofit ac system so I can use R134A

Model 1996

i replaced every thing new after replacing cylinder head. now it leaks water from intake. and i cant figure out why? if all gaskeys r new.

i replaced every thing new after replacing cylinder head. now it leaks water from intake. and i cant figure out why? if all gaskeys r new.

1993 toyota tercel, does it have an EGR system if so how do i find it?

1993 tercel dx automatic. checked timing belt looked good, have replaced fuil filter and pump still bogs out and dies when i put it in gear.

already replaced a bunch of vacuum lines and a gas filter

Problem occurs occasionally but more often now. Wait for a short while then engine will restart. Distributor does not have an exciter but could the coil be faulty? What other possible causes?

Purchased a new oxygen sensor that has 2 white wires 1 gray & 1 black. My old 1 is the same brand but has 2 black and 1 blue and 1 white wire. It was purchased for 1996 Toyota Tercel 5 spd . Will the part still work or have I been sold the wrong one?

There is no noticable leakage or any colored smoke coming from the exhaust. The car has had all of its scheduled maintainence checks. It is burning about a quart for every 500 miles.

i have a 1990 toyota tercel. when i turn it on the engine starts making a knocking noise and continues faster if i hit the gas. i took off the header and looked at all the piston rods and everything seems to check from what i can see. oil level is fine and gas is at a quarter tank. Please help.

cuts off sometimes while driving i pop the clutch and it starts right back up....sometime the car has to have warmed up to do this

Especially in the morning it's like a belt sound

I am going throught about 1 quart a week.my wife mainly drives around town when i drive it I get on the hiway and run it hard and it smokes alot less

Just changes my head gasket and need to check valve clearance.

no spark timing belt ok need detailed test proceedure for whole ingnition

I have a 4 cylinder automatic that will jerk hard at times when accelerating at 40 and 60 -65 miles hr I have replaced all belts and sensors within 2 years could this be transmission or another issue ?

how often and what milleage

I have only had my car a year and since that time I have put 4 starters in it. Each time the starter just burns up within 3 to 6 months. I isn't the ignition switch, and we have taken it in to mechanics but are unable to find the problem.

My mechanic stated that should I decide to replace the valve stems that it may or may not take care of the smoking problem because of the age of the car. What is your opinion?

why does my car emits grayish or blue smoke when I start it up in the mornings.