20 Most Recent 1989 Toyota Celica Liftback Questions & Answers

run fault codes
indicates a torque converter clutch servo/ solenoid problem
could be wires disconnected inadvertently during the smog test /repairs

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 11, 2017

Two things, have the fuel pressure checked, also have a PCM fault code test run with a code reader. Autozone and others do this test for free.

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 13, 2017

something is heating up it could be the ignition relay or a bad ignition switch. relay can over heat and stop working this would take some time to cool down again, ignition can do the same some times you can feel the heat on the key when removed.

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 29, 2017

double posted, back up 1.
or login to alldata.com.

my motto:
No engine. (or transmission type, if that is in question)
NO HELP (or your joy)

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 06, 2014

open hood.
see car battery>? see the 2 cables,
follow the PLUS cable (+ on battery top, marked) to the starter

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 06, 2014

Try this site: http://www.celicatech.com/imagearchive/bgbonline/bgb.php
Or go to a dealer and photocopy the relevant pages from their manual.

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 09, 2013

Check vacuum modulator, it may be ruptured.

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 24, 2012

Hi, here's the plan. First check for a drain plug on the tank. If that's a no-go, disconnect the fuel supply line to the cold start injector as shown in the picture below. Use a funnel to guide the fuel/water into a catch pan. Turn on the key to run the fuel pump and watch as the catch pan fills. Turn off the key to empty the catch somewhere safe, and redo until the tank is empty. After the tank is empty, add a couple of fresh gallons of fuel and pump it through to clear the residue. Then reattach the line to the cold start injector and refill the tank. Power up the pump again and give it time to fill the line before starting. Then give the kids a stern warning.
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1989 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 11, 2011

to remove ign switch you must remove lower dash panel turn key to acc position and push ign lock at bottom of ign assem located about 1 inch down from front of key cylinder you will see a hole using a pick tool push up and pull out on key to reinsert key must be in acc position please rate this info

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

if you have a hydraulic clutch there is no adjustment it will eventually just wear the clutch out

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 11, 2010

The 5sfe is notorious for distributor problems. You'll get correct resistance readings on the primary and secondary coils, but your spark looks weak. Should see a bright blue spark with an audible POP when sparking. On some 5sfe engines, the coils are located in an all-in-one pacakage inside the distributor. You'll know if you have this one if the only large spark plug type wires connected to the distributor cap count 4 and go to the 4 cylinders. There will not be a center wire coming from a coil. This is the distributor that has issues. I am on my third one now. Same symptoms every time. I know exactly what to change when it happens, and it fixes it every time. Luckily, It's only about $95 if you do your searching well enough. Good luck

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 14, 2010

I think your talking about the weep hole.
When the seal fails this is where the water starts to leak.
You could try to plug it but the leak would come out the front snout and get on the drive belt, causing slippage and fling antifreeze on things

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 20, 2010

Not sure what you are trying to kill, so I presume that you want to antitheft. I would put the switch in the coil 12 volt supply line.

1989 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 29, 2010

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