20 Most Recent 1988 Toyota Celica Liftback Questions & Answers

You have to take off the door panel. There should be adjustments in there to set where the window stops.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 10, 2015

i remove the horn. i hate alarms... all of them.
what say its a non factory alarm back in 88' ?
if not factory finding docs on it will be a beach. no ?
but find it and post the sticker data. you might get lucky

but if serious on old iron like this. very old.
ask here, better , search.


best answer, defeat it.
those old switches are HOPELESS. period.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 31, 2014

this a STICK shift. a manual transmission..... clear.

way up north and -53C is -13c more than car was designed to handle.
H3LL even gasoline fails to evaporate at that temp.
would not shift..???
does would not mean, the lever is stuck (iced) or it lever does move
but the transmission fails to leave, reverse.
2 different things.
and you can open the hood and see if the tranny shifter linkage does
move in direct relation ships to the shift lever.

the gear shift is cable linked to to the gear box.
on most M/T they must move, or is seized.
sure it can seize at -53C sure..... just look at it and see that.
if the lever moves, and the cable just bends. then the tranny
is just stuck , frozen.
just a little moisture and bam stuck. at shifter, cable or trans.

id keep a propane torch in car there.
sure would and use a heater garage at home. sure would.

my ASE friend in Alaska, does heavy equipment,
He flies to work in his private plane every day,,,,
and some times, they never turn it off. the engines.
and on some spray the whole lower engine and trans
with foam rubber so the engine can retain heat.
endless stories from him on topic.

my i recommend any ASE mech that can help there.
find one and ask him what he'd do, and do it.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 28, 2013

1988 , a very old car.
so is it a manual or a automatic, surely we cant guess this.
post the full symptoms.
like this?:
I cant; move the shift lever.
no matter where i put my lever, the car goes backwards.

and even more important, you can not select neutral
and last
when did car last run right, as a daily driver. last week , last decade?
ok, how many miles on this car,100k 500k?

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 28, 2013

There is an access panel under the rear seat cushion.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 06, 2012

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.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on May 22, 2012

a safty neutral switch.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

No this is not a repair site this is a web site for self help ,if you order the glass then post on here and one of the volunteers who answer questions on here will endevour to help you by explaining the basics to you on how to do it .

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011

Keep a very close eye on your regular service items, trans fluid flushes, oil changes, and flush your other fluids as well, ie... brake and coolant.A very important item is to replace your timing belt at the specified intervals or it could fail and cause massaive internal engine damage.Hope I could help!!!

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 27, 2010

With no key your best bet is to call a local locksmith.to come out and make a key then you won't have to change all the locks and ignition.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 12, 2010

the a-c and heater run on 2 different systems the heater needs coolant going thru the heater core to make heat by blowing air through it and the a-c uses it's own sealed system to cool the air so if you have no heat / it has nothing to do with the a-c working or not . first thing you do is check the cooling system like rad and coolant levels . you will have heater core hoses running from the engine to the firewall going to the heatercore . grab the heater core hose and feel if it's hot . if your hoses are hot then the heater core is bad or the blending doors are stuck .

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 22, 2010

take it to a body shop and if it can be adjusted they will tell you ,i have a funny feeling you have damaged it more than you think

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 22, 2010

Impossible to say without more details of what you want. Condition, mileage, repairs all affect the value.

1988 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 03, 2009

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