Question about 1990 Toyota Celica

1 Answer

1988 Celica GT Cold start problem and smoke on startup

I have a 1988 Toyota Celica GT with a 2.0 liter 3S-FE engine (16V). It runs great, and a recent spark plug change revealed that all are burning clean. When I first start it up in the morning (or if its been sitting for a while) there is a significant amount of blue smoke out of the exhaust. Is this the first sign of bad valve seals? Is this a common problem with these engines? This car only has 60K miles on it. Can the repair be performed with the head on the car? Is it fairly straightforward? The car also takes three times to start when cold. Once it has started it is fine for the rest of the day until it has sat for 7 hours. Then the problem repeats itself. Any help would be helpful My celica is running after starting it but then dies, this was fine before becuase I could just start it up again, the other day it ran for a bit, shut off and then wouldn't start again. I've replaced the Ignition coil, spark plugs, distributor cap, the only thing I havn't replaced is the Cold Start Valve. Do you think that would be it, everything else is ok, cams were running fine, timing belt is still on and strong. I don't know whats wrong?

Posted by on

  • pyro_jcj Sep 10, 2008

    My question was about the Cold Start valve, that didn't answer anything for my question.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    1992 corona has no spark at leads and new igniter has been placed and tested, algood. Car started, run for about 15seconds then no spark again at leads. Distributor still good. What can be wrong

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,450 Answers

Blue smoke is evidence of oil burning and is most likely valve seals. this can be done on most cars with head still on by applying air to the cylinders this keeps valves up while spring is removed

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

  • TripleTauto
    TripleTauto Sep 10, 2008

    I have a 1988 Toyota Celica GT with a 2.0 liter 3S-FE engine (16V).
    It runs great, and a recent spark plug change revealed that all are
    burning clean. When I first start it up in the morning (or if its been

    sitting for a while) there is a significant amount of blue smoke out
    of the exhaust.

    Is this the first sign of bad valve seals?

    Is this a common problem with these engines? This car only has 60K
    miles on it.

    Can the repair be performed with the head on the car? Is it fairly
    straightforward?


    Sorry all those question marks looked like questions looked liked questions about valve seals..

    here is how to test the cold start injector. if it is dying down like idle is too low then look at your idle up valve this is supposed to idle car up when cold if it is defective then it will idle too low and can die. below is a test to check the cold start injector





    1. Disconnect electrical connector and measure resistance between cold start injector terminals. If resistance is not 3-5 ohms on 3S-GE, 4A-GE, 4A-GEC, 4A-GEL, 4A-GELC, 4Y-EC and 5M-GE engines or 2-4 ohms on 2S-E, 3S-FE, 22R-E, 22R-TE, 7M-GE and 7M-GTE engines, injector is defective.
    2. Remove cold start injector from manifold.
    3. Connect injector to fuel line using adapter hose 09268-41045 and connect adapter harness 09842-30050 or equivalent to injector terminals,Fig. 30
    4. Position injector as far away from battery as possible, with nozzle in a suitable container.
    5. Turn ignition on but do not start engine, then short fuel pump check connector with a suitable jumper wireFig. 00
    6. Apply battery voltage to injector with adapter harness while observing spray pattern. Fuel should issue in even conical pattern from injector port(s).
    7. Disconnect battery voltage while observing injector. Less than one drop of fuel should issue from injector per minute.
    8. Turn off ignition, remove jumper wires and adapters, and replace injector as needed.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I reset the fuel pump relay.


nice double post and repeats the dream. why do that. double and guess.
this is no ford, sorry, its not. !!!!
and still no engine stated, of the 3.
backup one post and read ,please.

1.8-liter (4S-FE type) and 2.0-liter (3S-FE type), and a 2.2-liter turbodiesel (3C-T type).

Feb 05, 2015 | 2008 Toyota Camry

2 Answers

Toyota Nadia idle and cut out problems


Could be crankshaft sensor,cam sensor.

Jan 29, 2015 | Toyota Camry Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Does any one know how many valves a 1986-1987 toyota carolla 1.6 has, I think it is 12 or 8


Hi there:
Keep in mind this information:

Japanese market engines:
* 3A-U 1.5 L (1490 cc) I4, 8-valve SOHC, carb, 83 hp (62 kW)
* 3A-LU 1.5 L (1490 cc) I4, 8-valve SOHC, carb, transverse mount, 83 hp (62 kW)
* 4A-GEU 1.6 L I4, 16-valve DOHC, EFI, 130 hp (97 kW)
* 2E 1.3 liter
* 5A-F 1.5 liter
* 5A-FHE 1.5 liter
* 4A-FE 1.6 liter
* 4A-GE 1.6 liter
* 4A-GZE 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, wide valve angle, supercharger, 165 hp (121 kW) GT-Z
* 2E 1.3 L (1295 cc) I4 cylinder 12v SOHC 73 PS (54 kW; 72 hp)
* 4E-FE 1.3 L (1331 cc) I4 cylinder 16v DOHC 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp)
* 5E-FE 1.5 L (1497 cc) I4 cylinder 16v DOHC 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp)
* 5A-FE 1.5 L (1498 cc) I4 cylinder 16v DOHC 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp)
* 4A-FE 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4 cylinder 16v DOHC 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp)
* 4A-GE 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4 cylinder 20v DOHC VVT 160 PS (118 kW; 158 hp)
* 4A-GZE 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4 cylinder 16v DOHC supercharged 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp)

North American market engines:
* 4A-C 1.6 L I4, 8-valve SOHC, carb, 90 hp (67 kW)
* 4A-GE 1.6 L I4, 16-valve DOHC, EFI, 112 hp (86 kW)
* 4A-F 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, carb, narrow valve angle, 95 hp (71 kW)
* 4A-FE 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, narrow valve angle, 102 hp (76 kW)
* 4A-GE 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, wide valve angle, 115 hp (86 kW) 1988/89, 135 hp (100 kW) 1990/91 GT-S
* 4A-FE 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, narrow valve angle, 105 hp (78 kW) 93-94 SD
* 4A-FE 1.6 L (1587 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, narrow valve angle, 100 hp (75 kW) 95-97 SD
* 7A-FE 1.8 L (1762 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, narrow valve angle, 115 hp (86 kW) 93-94 DX and LE
* 7A-FE 1.8 L (1762 cc) I4, 16-valve DOHC, FI, narrow valve angle, 105 hp (78 kW) 95-97 DX, and LE





Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.

Jun 18, 2012 | Toyota Corolla Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Wiring diagram for st162 celica


I am sorry but fixya.com has no wiring diagrams for cars and trucks. The diagrams are part of the factory repair manuals and they are copyrighted and not free to download or share on the internet in any way without the express permission of Toyota. You can but the manuals used in may cases on Ebay or at Faxon Auto Literature.com.

May 22, 2012 | 1988 Toyota Celica Liftback

1 Answer

Whats the part number for a 95 camry timing belt is it 94167 (163stp8m267) thanks for ya assitance


3.0 Liter V6 engine use Dayco 95257
2.2 Liter 4 cyc engine use Dayco 95199

======== 94167 is an old Deyco Euro part #
It will fit the following
Toyota Camry 2.0 i 1996 3S-FE Petrol 10/86-06/91


Toyota Camry 2.0 i 16V 1998 3S-FE Petrol 10/86-06/91


Toyota Camry 2.2 i 16V 2164 5S-FE Petrol 06/91-07/01


Toyota Carina E 2.0 i 16V 1998 3S-FE Petrol 02/92-10/97


Toyota Carina E 2.0 i 16V 1998 3S-FE Petrol 02/92-10/97


Jul 31, 2011 | Toyota Camry Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1992 Celica GT timing belt broken need correct installation diagram


I can give you all you need, but I need your engine type....2S-E, 3S-GE, 3S-GTE, 3S-FE, 5S-FE?

Jun 24, 2009 | 1991 Toyota Celica

1 Answer

Heater won't get hot


change your thermostat, its stuck open. I had the same problem and now I have heat!

Nov 24, 2008 | 1987 Toyota Celica

1 Answer

1988 Toyota Celica GT4 Computer box


There is no problem with your computer box, it says 3S-GT on it, thats the way toyota did them back then. same with the 3S-FE (says 3S-F on the comp. box) and 3S-GE (3S-G on comp. box.) i dont recommend removin the cat. you will get defected (or waht is equivelant to a defect where you are) due to smog and stuff like that. Turbo timer is wired to the igntion system, no problems there. and as for gauges: get a pro to install them, but there should be zero trouble.

Sep 30, 2008 | 1988 Toyota Celica Liftback

Not finding what you are looking for?
1990 Toyota Celica Logo

616 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...