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Free beater...hoping to make it run better

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by tRustyK5, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Picked up an 86 Celica GT for free yesterday. It's not a bad car but has some issues obviously.

    It's fuel injected and a 5 speed and seems to have decent power. What it does is buck under part throttle in first and second gear. Full throttle is fine, idle is fine but getting it going can be a pain. No noticable vacuum leaks, idle is right around 600 rpm, fires right up and full throttle it pulls good and strong.

    Anyone know their Toyota's? I'm thinking maybe the EGR is bad or something...just not sure.

    Rene
     
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    mud390 1/2 ton status

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    Check the plugs. I had an 88 Ranger that would act that way and would have erratic idle occasionally. I would start there. Wires too since you are already there.

    Kris
     
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    Just change the plugs/cap/rotor/wires and it should be good. My pickup was doing the same thing until i couldnt stand driving arround full throttle all the time.

    One more question, is it an 86 or an 86.5? Basically is it still a RWD car or is it FWD?
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    It's front wheel drive. I'll try some plugs and stuff and see what happens. Thanks!

    Rene
     
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    It's front wheel drive. I'll try some plugs and stuff and see what happens. Thanks!

    Rene

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    /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Thats to bad, the RWD versions are mad donut machines.

    One more thing i rembered that i did, i advanced the timing, helped out in pretty much every aspect, until i went to far.
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    FWD cars are great at reverse donuts...:evil:

    Rene
     
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    joez.. i love my quote in your sig.. LOL..


    rene... i had an 85 cavalier i got for free and drove for 2 weeks til it died on the interstate that would sling some nasty reversies...
     
  8. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Had a chance to run a few laps around the field yesterday. The car runs good enough for that /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Rene
     

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