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1990 Toyota Tercel Questions

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Car will start, but will then cuts off and will not idle and run. Replaced plugs, plug wires, rotor button, ignition coil, checked fuel filter, gas, timing. Distributor seems okay. Before it quit, it would run good, but then started bucking and jerking going down the
road.

Took of distributor cap orange ish spark between coil and rotor, won't travel to spark plugs. Bought new cap wires and plugs still nothing, could the coil or igniter be bad?

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.

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

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

My car was parked in the driveway & brake/tail lights came on. Why, and what do I do about it? What can I expect to pay for the repair.

Can this damage valves in the engine beyond repair ,or is there hope that by fixing the timing belt the car wil return to running resonably well?

My car bucks and hesitates when accelerating in 1,2,3,and now 4th gear. I've change the distributor cap/ plug wires and spark plugs and it keeps happening. Any one k ow how to fix this

I have a 1983 Tercel. I feel wetness with fluid at base of brake reservoir. I now have to top it off about every four days. How can I just replace the reservoir? What happens if I loosen the stop screw? Will I have to bleed it?

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Driving steady, I hear a knocking, accelerating or complete deccelerating, knock is gone. Is this a piston pin going bad, pistons where replaced around 10k miles ago.

1989 tercel, put head gasket on, have bottom end on tdc, need to know where to put cam gear and witch way distb. rotor should be pointing to install timming belt ?

I never had this problem before, I drove the car for 3 miles and shut it off. When I returned to the car 15 minutes later nothing, only the chime when you insert key in ignition.

need recommend mileage to change

my car did not pass the smogg... the hc was too high what could be the problem...