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Transmission "popping" out of gear

This may suggest failing transmission synchros. As you may know, when a clutch drags, it is not letting go of the disk fully which overloads the synchros and burns up the friction surfaces quickly. Synchros work by speeding up or...

Overheating

The coolant in the engine cooling system requires it to be circulated from the radiator to the water pump, thermostat, engine, and then back to the radiator. If the radiator hoses to and from the radiator are cold, then you...

Engine noise

I believe your air conditioning compressor may be locking up and causing the belt to squeal. The compressor has a clutch that engages the compressor when the A/C is turned on and after a while they may fail and lock...

Car does not start

This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...

Brakes locked after the car is parked for a while

Hello. If the brakes are locking up as the vehicle sits, then you typically either have an issue with the drum brake shoes catching on the backing plate or if all four of the brakes are locking up then you...

Can you change out a U240e for U660e transmission? They belong to the same family of transmissions, One is just newer and upgraded

Hi John. Thanks for contacting us today. While mechanically they are similar and should align, the problem is more with programming and communication of electronic monitoring systems. It's likely not going to work without customized programming of the ECU.

Car jerking at low speeds

The P0125 is "insufficient coolant temp for closed loop operation" This means your engine is not warming up. An automobile engine operates much more efficiently at about 180-190 degrees F so there is a thermostat in the cooling system that...

1999 Toyota Celica, starts and "moves" fine (engages) but slow starting, like driving thru quicksand. No other problems but check

Hi There, Generally, the check engine light (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection) comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/mass-airflow-sensor-replacement), a faulty O2 sensor...

Car makes knocking noise then turnsoff

Hi there. This issue could be caused by multiple system or component failures, ranging from fuel system parts or ignition system component failure. It's probably a good idea to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete...

manual transmission hard to sift into second or fourth gear

Hello. There are few things which could be causing a problem with your 2nd and 4th gear. It could be that the shift linkage is out of adjustment, due to worn bushings, or it came out of adjustment when the...

Power steering fluid leak

There are a few more parts to check for leaks: There are two lines leaving the pump. There are other hoses to check, and the steering gear can leak from several places. If you would like to have your power...

No pressure on clutch pedal

The clutch hydraulic system would have to be checked first, to make sure it is moving the clutch pressure plate. If it is working properly, then your clutch pressure plate has a problem, and the transmission would need to come...

Car going forward in reverse

I am assuming this is an automatic transmission in your Celica. There are a couple of possibilities. There is a park/Neutral Position switch on the side of the transaxle that if faulty can cause the incorrect solenoids in the transmission...

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...

Toyota Celica GT 1983 - Knocking noise when car is moving forward, gets louder and faster as the car gets faster.

The first thing to do is get out your lug wrench and be sure all of the wheel bolts are tight (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-tighten-lug-nuts-by-john-hege) if you don't find anything that way, your problem could be in the brakes somewhere or even a...

Vibration when i move

You may have a bad rear drive joint or problems with the wheel bearing on the rear. Have the rear joints and bearings along with the brakes inspected for worn out components or loose components.

Water leaking into back seat area of car.

Hi Francine. Thanks for contacting us today. Leaks like you are describing are commonly caused by damaged body or window seals. There really isn't a process I can recommend for trying to locate the source of the leak, as it's...

Hello I'm trying to locate my fuel pump relay on my 1994 Toyota but I'm not finding it. It says it should be behind the glove box

The fuel pump relay is called the circuit opening relay and is under in front of the center console.

Where is the camshaft on a 2003 Toyota Celica located

Hi there. It's very hard to articulate the location of the camshaft position sensor for this engine without illustrations which is something we can't post here, however, it's located on the right hand side of the engine (driver side) near...

My check engine light just turned on mid drive and I began noticing a high pitch hum only while accelerating...possible issues?

Hello, There are a number of possible causes for creating a humming sound as you describe, however the most common that would also be correlated to RPM change would the a failing alternator. When the alternator (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/alternator-replacement) is not working...

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