Question about 1988 Toyota Tercel 2 Door
I purchases a Haynes repair manual but I don't seem to have a check eng light although the manual does not talk about this. How can I get the codes. Please help. I'm at wits end with this thing
Hi Richard, Your vehicle does not have engine management and therefore there are no codes to read. Before anything else, check all vacuum tubes and hoses are connected correctly to the carburetor and to the sensors and valves on the manifold and cylinder head. Make double sure of the hose connection between the lower part of the carb and the intake manifold. If that is not connected or if it is leaking the engine will exhibit the symptoms you describe. The ignition timing on your vehicle is 10 degrees before top dead center. The timing marks are on the front pulley and the timing cover. These vehicles were fitted sometimes with electronic ignition and sometimes with contact breakers and condenser. If yours has the latter, you should first set the breaker or point gap to point four five mm. This should be done using a feeler gauge. To do this, rotate the engine until the points are fully open against the cam inside the distributor and then adjust by slightly loosening the two screws holding the breakers in place. Move the lower part of the base until the required setting is correct. (It is critical) Once the gap has been set tighten the screws and recheck the gap. Turn the engine by hand to the !0 degrees BTDC firing on piston number one and then loosen the 10mm bolt which locks the distributor and turn it so that the points are closed and just on the verge of opening. The difference between open and closed is the lightest possible finger pressure. Lock the distributor again and make sure that there is a spark at the points. If the vehicle has an electronic distributor, take out the rotor arm and the protective cover under it and set the timing by placing the rotor at the position where it has just past the pickup coil. This will allow the vehicle to start. As the vehicle has a carburetor and not injection, the management system if fitted will be for emission control but not engine management. Once the engine starts re set the ignition timing with a stroboscopic timing light at 10 degrees BTDC. Always set the ignition timing before attempting any adjustment of the carburetor. Once the ignition timing has been, set if the carb has an automatic choke, make sure it is connected and getting electrical power and that the adjustment is correct. If after doing the above the behavior has not improved significantly you will need to remove the anti tamper cover of the mixture control screw, take a long flat screw driver and insert it. The screw is located at the base of the carburetor. Turn it inward lightly until it comes to rest on the face of the seating and then loosen it three and a half turns. Start the engine and turn the screw in or out until the engine runs smoothly. Let me know how you get on and if you manage to sort out the problem. If not we'll have a rethink on what the problem can be. It would help to know what engine we are dealing with and as many other details as possible. Best regards John
Posted on Aug 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The cylinder head bolt torque is a 2 step process.
First: Torque all of the bolts to 45 Nm (450 Kgf-cm or 33 ft lbs.)
Replace any head bolt that will not torque to the above specs.
Second: after all ten bolts are torqued to the above specs, the head bolts are then "Torqued to Distance"...
Starting at the center bolts, retorque all ten bolts an additional 90 degrees.
Hope this helps, the graciousness of a FixYa rating would be greatly appreciated.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
SOURCE: torque specs for toyota tercel
Hello vienotkelly: The correct Main bolt torque is 42 foot pounds. The connecting rods torque to 29 foot pounds. The torque sequence for the head bolts and the correct way to tighten the bolts are attached to this reply. Thak You for using FixYa. Roger
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
check the fuel filter,under acceleration more is needed so it get shit clogging it.Then when you let off the **** falls off so it runs great untill you put your foot in it.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
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