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Where to buy a radio with a casette player for a '96 Celica
Go to junkyards. There are tons of them on junkyards. One of the first things I do when I get racked cars is take the radio system out, put it inside in the garage so it doesn't get ruined in...
wondering if it is worth buying
The fact that it has a rebuilt title means it was likely totaled in a wreck. The modifications are not professional. I would avoid this car unless you are technically inclined. I like this model of car, but not for...
Brown sludge and losing coolant constantly - 1995 Toyota Celica
Brown sludge in your radiator is most likely an indication of a blown had gasket since this is the only way oil would be able to make its way into the coolant. The fans not working suggests that the cooing...
Code P0441 pops up
Trouble code P0441 only means you have a leak in the vapor EVAP system and a proper diagnoses is needed to see where the problem is. A leaking hose, purge valve, or even gas cap can cause the code. A...
Loss of Power
It sounds like your transmission fluid is burnt from the slipping and you may need to have the transmission rebuilt or replaced. I recommend having a mechanic come to your car's location to test the transmission to pinpoint why it...
Hesitates as engine warms up.
Hello there, many different faults can cause a hesitation like this after the vehicle has heated up. The most common are the fuel pump, fuel filter, spark plugs, plug wires or the cap and rotor. This would best be looked...
Climate control is not workkng
You will need to see what component blew out all the freon out of the A/C. In the process, it may have blown a fuse to the A/C causing no blower or compressor to come on. If you seen smoke,...
The next thing to suspect is the water pump. You have already seen corrosion in the radiator, so you can expect the water pump to be the same. You can test this by removing the water pump bypass hose, a...
Should I get the piston rings replaced or just swap the entire engine?
First off, if it isn't smoking, it probably isn't burning all that oil. A quart a week is four quarts a month and about 1000-2000 miles. That's a lot of oil. It is most likely a combination of leaking oil...
Car only start when cold but dies once warm and wont start till complete cold
You may have more than one issue going on here for your 1987 Toyota Celica. The cold starting issue could possibly be caused by a failing fuel pump or even a temperature sensor. Heat increases resistance in electrical circuits, and...
Car will not unlock driver side door on its own.
You will need to have the drivers door panel removed. From there you'll be able to identify and replace the broken latch or lock actuator assembly as necessary. Since you have been pulling and yanking on the rods with the...
Clutch pedal gets stuck sometimes
You may have a clutch pedal pivot bushing binding or the clutch master cylinder piston binding in the bore of the master cylinder. You should disconnect the clutch master cylinder and see if the pedal moves freely in the pivot...
Clutch doesn't come back up, 2001 Toyota Celica
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Toyota Celica. There are a few things that may cause this situation. If the transmission starts to slip, there may be a problem in the hydraulic part of the system like...
No start but has crank compression and spark
Hello. Sorry to hear about your no start condition in your 1990 Celica. If you carefully spray some starter fluid into the intake and it starts momentarily, that would point to a fuel (versus ignition) issue. If it is a...
Alternator went bad within a 24 hours of installing it
Hi there. It definitely sounds like you may have received a defective alternator; it does happen. Also, have the battery fully charged prior to installing to prevent damage to the new assembly; there is usually a tag attached to new...
The car shakes during braking and at stop lights, error code P0420
Hi there. The P0420 code you are getting can cause your car to run like this. The code typically means that the catalytic converter is failing or one of the oxygen sensors may be failing. If it was the...
My car starts with a boost but when it shuts off and I try to start it again, it will not start. Battery works.
According to what you've described, you may have a bad battery. Low cold cranking amps, low voltage, and/or a bad cell can create the symptom you have described. Your vehicle will continue to run after the boost due to the...
Toyota celica with engine replaced
The 7th generation Toyota Celica was in production from 1999 until 2006 so I am going to assume that your Toyota also falls into this time frame. The engine in your Celica is the 1ZZ-FE, which is a motor...
Car cranks but won't start
Hello. A no start condition can be caused by many things. A few common causes are issues with the fuel, ignition, or engine management systems. It may be possible that one of the components to these systems, such as the...
Tac tac noise coming from my car - 2000 Toyota Celica
Hi there. This noise can come from a number of places. Most of the time, if it is a consistent noise, it is from the brakes or an axle. I would usually get the vehicle in the air and spin...

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