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Vibration in car.
The most likely problem you are describing is the front brake rotors are warped. The rotors would need to be replaced with the brake pads at the same time. I would recommend the brakes and front end be checked first...
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Driver's side window not going up or down.
What the shop is talking about is that the mounting points for the window regulator that holds the window have stripped out, or are broken. Depending on how and what is damaged, repair may be possible. However, the opposite could...
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Car hesitates and jerks with rising RPM
From the description you have given, you have done a lot of replacing components and still have the problem. It appears you have covered the bases concerning the fuel system. A vacuum leak would affect the idle quality moreso than...
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shifting problem from neutral
Since the mechanic has seen, heard, and felt what your Tercel is struggling with, they may have a much better position to say than I. From what you describe, it's also possible you are feeling your clutch not fully disengaging....
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car slows with acceleration
The hesitation may be a dirty throttle body or bad throttle position sensor (TPS). If it drives better with OD off, I suggest leaving it off or having it diagnosed and repaired. It won't hurt anything to leave it off...
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Hi am getting a misfiring in my turbo car but not at all the time
It sounds like you may have excessive water in the fuel of the fuel tank. You should try to put in some dry gas to disperse the water in the tank and try a different fuel station to see if...
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clicking noise off gas
I think you may be able to locate the source of this clicking noise if you open the hood and watch the engine while someone else gives it gas and then lets off. Something is moving and you may be...
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heavy white smoke tailpipe
That sounds like steam coming out of the tailpipe. You may have noticed the coolant level being low. If coolant is getting into the cylinders, it makes steam come out of the exhaust. This is a classic sign of a...
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black oil short time
The blue smoke coming out of the exhaust indicates that the engine is burning oil. That little Tercel motor has a lot of wear and tear on it. And the reason the oil gets dark faster than it used to...
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what will happen if i drive on crunchy front berrings
Hello...it is wonderful to hear from a Tercel owner!! I owned a 1985 Tercel for 25 years!!! One day, on the freeway, the rust on the front sub-frame finally caused the car to basically "crack" where the control arm is...
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Ignition coil problem
Hello! I suggest having the vehicle inspected by another technician to get a second opinion. Usually when a Check Engine Light is on, the vehicle will have some type of issue. Rarely will a Check Engine Light illuminate when nothing...
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My car does not pick up properly in first gear
You may need to have the fuel pressure checked and the fuel filter replaced if it is clogged because this will cause low power. Have the computer tested for codes to see if there is a loss of power from...
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Rough idle, clacking noise from engine under higher load
Hi there. From the description you have provided, the vehicle you are working on needs further diagnoses. First, 100 PSI for cylinder compression is inadequate. I would look into whether valve timing is correct. An incorrectly timed camshaft could cause...
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My car cranks and seems to fire once but won't start - 1991 Toyota Tercel
Hi there. From the description you have provided, these symptoms need to be properly diagnosed. Replacing parts, without diagnoses, can be expensive and time consuming. Assuming the engine is mechanically sound, the description you provided about the spark plug condition...
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There is a delay when the car tries to shift into the next gear
This may be related to the transmission being low on fluid or potentially a bad transmission control solenoid. As you may know, every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid...
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Engine hesitates when warm - 1997 Toyota Tercel
Hi there. As you already know, replacing components without diagnoses can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. A few things come to mind concerning the lack of performance. First, camshaft timing needs to be checked. When the engine is...
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No dashboard lights & night time taillight
Hey there. You will want to try to use a short tracker tool or a small circuit breaker in the place of the fuse. Turn on the parking lights. Then you will need to start at the site of site...
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My car will move if it's at 8000 rpm but I only get up to 15 mph
Hello, thanks for writing in. This sounds like your clutch disc is worn out and not connecting the engine and transmission together when you let out on the clutch. You should not rev your engine to 8000 rpm or you...
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Died while driving and now it wont Idle on it's own
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...

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