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1.5 liter standard '92 Tercel

My check engine came on and the engine is shaking abnormally and idles like it wants to stall but doesn't. When you're looking under the hood you can hear a faint rapid clicking sound which I never hear prior to the problem everything else connections etc. look ok. Fuel injection? Timing? Anyone have any thoughts.

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  • iapcpa Aug 17, 2008


    I have a automatic Tercel 92' and one week ago to begin a shaking engine, I think that a dust in the air filter or similar, that will to resolve alone, but not, the problem continue yet, ......can you help me whit this?.


    Ivan from Chile.



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Remove the valve cover and check to see if you have a rocker stud or cam bearing cap that has either broken or worked itself loose.

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