1990 Toyota Celica Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Toyota Celica

The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks and require replacement.

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.

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.

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I am trying to start a 1985 celica gts. I replaced the fuel pump. It starts for 5 seconds, then dies. Gas spurts out when I unhook the fuel line at the cold start injector . I took out the injector and cranked the engine, no gas came out. I cleaned the injector. I read the voltage at the CSI ...

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AIR BAG INFLATOR CASE WAS INCORRECTLY MACHINED.

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I love my 1990 Celica - it is a reliable ride for many years now. Zippy, light, yet powerful, and the GT gets me around with a little zip.

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