I have a 1990 toyota tercel liftback which i bought used and had 49,500 miles on it. After 2 tanks of gas which i got 36 mpg, its hard to start without helping it with the gas petal. Could it be the timing belt?
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One tank of gas is not enough to compare mileage. Or are you saying the computer's readout of mpg estimate is showing less? Try a tank or two of premium and see if that helps. Keep track of gas mileage. Driving techniques have a lot to do with gas mileage, as does long trips vs. short trips, highway cruising vs. city driving. For best mileage, do regular maintenance and keep the car in top running condition-good spark plugs and clean filters and clean oil ! Attend to minor problems before they escalate. If you want to check actual miles per gallon, start with a full tank. Write the odometer reading down, and go. Everytime you put gas in, write down the amount. When you are close to 1,000 miles from the time you started, go fill the tank and include that amount of gas to your previous list. Now add up all the gas used and divide it into the miles to get miles per gallon. (976 miles/31.8 gallons = 30.69 mpg ) . Only one tank will skew your numbers, might be off cause the tank was filled more to the top than the previous fill-up. About a thousand miles of driving will give you a very accurate figure of miles per gallon for your car.
If this is a car you own ... figure it out ... miles driven divided by gallons. Example ... drove 100 miles, then bought 10 gallons of gas to fill up the tank = 10 MPG This is an example ... not an estimate of the MPG of your vehicle.
temp sensor bad or gunked up. its inside your breather. check your vac motor on the top on the end of breather. its your emission system totally. but the start of your issue is the temp sensor.if you dont have it pluged in then all your emission sensors are not gonna work.
the first thing i would do is put some STP gas treatment with fuel injector cleaner in it also make sure you have at less a half tank of gas in it and drive it on a back road where you can get up to 55mph Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as always wish you the best of luck Michigan Man