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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
#1453 of 1560 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [2way]
Jun 20, 2007 (4:10 pm)
The mechanic has now informed me that the engine to this Toyota Celica GT is no longer useable ("metal in lower block due to wear and tear"). Since I have to replace the engine, should I be looking for a Rebuilt or Used engine? I hear Rebuilt is cheaper but what is the downside? I found a Used 2000 Celica GT engine with 64K miles (current engine has 80K) and a 60 day warranty for $2,000 (includes shipping) and the mechanic stated I should pursue it.
#1455 of 1560 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [bill8557]
Jun 21, 2007 (4:57 am)
I am looking at rebuilding the engine for my '00 Celica GT. I have priced new ones and they're closer to $3,000. I would pursue getting the rebuilt motor. A good mechanic will be able to check it out for you and with a 60-day warranty, I think it's a good choice.
#1456 of 1560 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [lg07]
Aug 15, 2007 (10:34 am)
I've googled this topic and found this website.
I have an '01 Celica with 78K on it.
About 6 months ago, during regular servicing at toyota, they said that the car had no oil in it. They wanted to come back after 1000 miles to see if all was good which I did. They did not find any issue. Since then, I gave it for servicing 3K later with no problem keeping an eye on the oil consum
ption. The other day, after 2 K oil was nearly empty.
Two mechanics have confirmed there is no oil leak. A friend of mine noticed a tinge of blue smoke once. I've been regularly maintaiining this vehicle and I'm the original owner.
I'm seeing a lot of other owners with similar oil burning issues. Anybody have any ideas what the causes are?
Aug 15, 2007 (1:52 pm)
The mechanics confirmed no leak, but did they look inside the car's systems? The oil is somewhere. Is it in the coolant system? I don't know if a catalytic converter can absorb such a great deal of oil. If it did, it would be trash very quickly. Is there water or radiator fluid in the oil? What is the condition of the spark plugs? How does the car run? There are no indicator lights on? It cannot run like new and lose a major amount of oil with no other indicators!
Did the mechanics just peek underneath the car? Have a detailed inspection done is my advice. Something will hint at the problem.
#1458 of 1560 Slight steering wheel vibration
Sep 16, 2007 (11:11 am)
I ran my GTS 2001 over a tail pipe on freeway at 70MPH.
After fixing the tires, wheels and broken plactic radiator grill, now I feel the steering wheel vibrate slightly when I cruise at 90MPH or above.
My other GTS are rock solid at or above 90MPH.
The tire shop says nothing is wrong with the tires or the wheels. He's suggesting a dynamic balancing where they would spin up the wheels, in the car, to about 60 MPH to see if there are any bent parts in the front axle. Will cost about $200.
Any ideas or comment?
#1459 of 1560 Good vibrations...
Sep 17, 2007 (7:04 pm)
Are you confident in the high-speed tire balancing that they did? Granted, to get to 90mph without shaking, the imbalance would be very small. Is the wheel new, or repaired? There are so many little things here that need to be confidently verified.
All of that in check, my personal, totally inexperienced opinion [that out of the way] is that I agree with the mechanics. The shaking is a balance / symmetry issue. If the wheel is balanced, then something is awry on down the line.
On your side, one would think that Toyota, or an experienced suspension mechanic may find hints of damaged parts without this expensive spinup they want to do.
#1460 of 1560 2001 Celica Electrical Problem
Sep 21, 2007 (3:58 am)
I'm having a major problem with my Celica. Occasionaly, on a cold start, nothing electrical will work in the car. After running for 5 to 10 minutes everything will click on. Has anyone else out there experienced this problem? I have had it to three shops, including a dealership, but no one can find the problem.
#1461 of 1560 Electrical jolts.
Sep 21, 2007 (1:25 pm)
"Cold start" - define this - do you just mean a cold start, or is the weather "cold" also?
How about this: A fuse for the accessories is not making contact, but the engine warms up the fuse enough for it to make contact? Are the offending accessories on the same fuse, or is the problem with ALL accessories? (Headlights, radio, unrelated stuff...)
Does the car have any accessories that were not professionally installed? Anything in particular that was wired directly to the battery? Check their power and ground for a good connection.
Got any more details?
#1462 of 1560 2001 Celica = slow moving vehicle?
Oct 04, 2007 (6:47 pm)
I bought a used 2001 Celica 50K miles on Feb. 2007. All my friends said my car is not moving even they step so hard on gas. Actually I feel the same way. I used to have a 89' Honda Predule. good engine. It pickup so fast when I accelerated to merge into highway. Not like now, I have to step very very hard on gas, never done that on my old predule. Is it only me have this problem? Does anyone feel the same way?
After that, I had been searching on internet regarding this problem. but no complain as mine(it maybe my car problem .But I found something interesting, a lots of Toyota owners were complaining the sludge problem. They been asking $3k-$8K for a new engine replacement. Does Celica with the same problem? Scary