Question about 1983 Toyota Celica
The car is rear wheel drive- 5 speed
and the vibration has a rythm to it. it vibrates for 3 seconds and then stops for 2 seconds.
The Celica's 22R engine is carbureted so if you stop too fast the fuel can rush to the front of the intake manifold and starve the rear cylinders. In extreme cases the engine will run rough or stall. You might want to check the carburetor adjustments to make sure that they aren't contributing to this. You might also want to moderate your decelerations; it is really easy to slow down fast enough to stop the engine (I've done it at 65 MPH to avoid a ticket!). The 22R engine also has a spark advance system that is controlled by a combination of vacuum from the carburetor and a centrifugal counterweight system inside the distributor. You might want to check these in case they aren't adjusting properly to the engine's deceleration.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
Hi. I will be glad to provide assistance to you, with the hope that I will get a FixYa rating from you for my advice.
My experience leads me to tell you to check the rear driveshaft u-joint. The way that you describe this would be a worn or seized u-joint situation. Get it checked; I'll bet that that is your issue.
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Posted on Jan 29, 2009
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