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1989 Toyota tercel smoke coming up by ebrake

Ebrake is not on. This happened while the car was being warmed up, car will not stay running when cold, sometimes has very little power when you put your foot on the gas. Only has 106,000km and has run on supreme most of it's life. A friend has said it may be the cat.

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  • loreleibesso Jan 11, 2009

    Everytime it's started and run for about 10 min.

  • Scott  Moore
    Scott Moore May 11, 2010

    does this happen all the time, or just once?



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I think maybe that you have a plugged catylitic converter. When cats get plugged they get hot, very hot. If there is anything onit ie. dirt, road oil, anything at all, it will burn it off. The best thing I can suggest is loosen the bolts upstream of the cat and remove the dougnut gasket. replace the bolts and drive the car. if it runs better then replace the cat. It will be loud, but we just want to look at power and idle.

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