Tip & How-To about Toyota Celica
In order to eliminate the various items in any failed system, you must be able to properly test the components. In order to test the components, you must have testing equipment. Would you rather replace a $400 ECU only to find out later that it was a $12 distributor cap? NOOO. That's why you are here on fixya. You want help. Well, we want info from you. How do you obtain such info? That's right, say it with me. . .Test Equipment. So, the next obvious question is, what do I need?
1) Timing Light. - About $40 from parts stores.
2) Digital Voltmeter - reads Volts DC and Ohms at a minimum.
3) Pressure gage with various fittings.
4) Compression test kit.
5) Feeler gages in Metric and Standard.
If you have this equipment, you can test a lot of systems, eliminating good parts, to narrow it down. Your goal is to zero in on that one part that is bad.
It is often VERY helpful if you have a manual. Most are less than $30.
Posted by Eric Cross on
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