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Soft clutch, topped off clutch fluid reservoir and clutch pedal became firm/springing back on its own.
It is most common for the clutch hydraulic leak to be from a leaking clutch slave cylinder. You should have the clutch hydraulic system inspected by YourMechanic to see why the fluid is getting low. The fluid gets low anytime...
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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...
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I think my front driver side spring is broken.
First of all, if the coil spring is broken, the car will be sagging at the left front. I have worked on cars for over twenty years and have never seen a coil spring just snap, unless someone has attempted...
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Excessive blue smoke
Blue smoke coming from the exhaust generally means that the motor is burning the engine oil. This can happen for a couple of different reasons such as worn piston rings or leaking valve guide seals. When this happens, the engine...
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Celiac 2003 doors unlock right after I lock them.
Hi there. Check all of the door lock switches on the door jams. If a switch is not functioning correctly, then the doors will not lock. If all of the door lock switches are working good and there is nothing...
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VVT oil control valve part number needed so I can replace the part.
Hi there. The part numbers that you have provided are for the left and the right. There is a difference in the two parts as they operate slightly different from each other. It is best to take the parts to...
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Is it possible to put so much mile in 5 months?
Hi there: I doubt the vehicle was driven over 100,000 miles in less than a year. Most likely what happened is that the vehicle's OD was not inspected by the DMV in New Jersey the first time and the owner...
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I try to put my car into gear, but it won't allow me. I can put it into reverse & 3rd gear, but it grinds immediate as I do. 2000 Toyota Celica
Hi there - the brake and clutch hydraulics share the same fluid reservoir, so if the reservoir is at the correct level - low fluid is not your clutch problem. This could be a failure of the pilot bearing as...
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I got a 0172 & 0420 code
Hi there: The P0172 OBD-II error code indicates that there is too much gasoline being detected in the exhaust gases exiting the combustion chamber. The ECU uses a number of instruments, such as the mass air flow sensor (MAF), oxygen...
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Celica 190 vvtli Not turning over
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fuel smell may be coming from several different scenarios. If there is an issue with the ignition system (or spark plugs), then the fuel that is being sent to the engine is not...
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knocking noises
If the engine truly has nearly 400,000 miles, based on the symptoms you are describing, I would suspect an internal mechanical problem, one of some significance that might require rebuilding the engine. But, obviously, the source of the noise, and...
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What headers are good for this car we can't find one that is good need help?
Hello there, exhaust manifold or header issues are common on your 1990 Toyota Celica. The best bet for finding a proper fitting exhaust manifold is to get a OEM or OEM replacement part. This indicates the part will function and...
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Car dies when trying to start
Hi there: Most of the time, the main electrical relay can be damaged during a pressure washing. When this occurs, occasional electrical problems like you're experiencing can happen. However it's also possible that a few electrical wires or sensors might...
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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...
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Whining noise from transmission and difficulty in shifting
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle has developed some sort of issue with the transmission, perhaps related to the hydraulic system, or with the transmission gears. If there is an issue with the vehicle's hydraulic...
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fuse gets no power
The interior fuse box in the center console has the dome light fuse in it and that fuse is powered by the blue and red wire feed from the engine compartment fuse box DCC fuse. Also the dome fuse shares...
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Car does not run on forward only reverse
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Need to get coolant changed. Dealer won't give me a price. Should I trust someone else to it. This model does not have a drain g
Hi there. I've done many coolant services on this model during my time at the Toyota dealerships. There were some technicians there that struggled to properly bleed the cooling system. The key part of the bleeding process is to unbolt...
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Car mixing gas in the oil. Could it be a blown head gasket?
Fuel is introduced into the combustion chamber at the top of the piston and any gasoline found in the oil pan has to travel passed the piston to get there. The piston rings must be worn very badly and this...
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Looking for a ohms / resistance chart for the water thermal sensor switch on a 1985 toyota celica.
Hi there. Get a digital ohm meter and check the resistance on the coolant temperature sensor (water thermal sensor). You are looking for readings that are more than 200 ohms in variance between a cold and a warm engine. If...

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