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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
#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
#1463 of 1560 Re: Electrical jolts. [guitarzan]
Oct 05, 2007 (5:32 am)
I am having this problem, too. It occurs when the car hasn't been run for a few hours. The outside temperature doesn't matter. It happened yesterday when it was 80 degrees outside. The car starts fine and the dash lights may come on for a few seconds, but then they go off (the car is still running). When the lights don't work, the car will not shift into gear!! Sometimes I have to wait for 20 minutes for the lights to come on and then the car will shift out of park. Any thoughts?
#1464 of 1560 Re: Electrical jolts. [rayzer]
Oct 05, 2007 (3:43 pm)
Well you definitely need a Toyota-Knowledgable person to troubleshoot this, someone with an integral understanding of how the electrical system works. I bet the detail you just gave rayzer will be enough for a mechanic to fix it. I can only guess: computer, ignition switch, some safety switch...
OOOH! The ignition switch controls power to the accessories. Try rocking the key slightly forward or in/out. Can you get the accessories on by doing that? That's a highly used part that would be subject to wear!
This is a very interesting problem, please keep us informed!
#1465 of 1560 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [dglewis]
Oct 08, 2007 (7:59 am)
The '00-'01 1ZZ-FE oil consumption problem is a documented issue.
There is a TSB issued in the UK for it.
The fix is a rebuilt shortblock from Toyota. They take your core, rebuild it, and put it back into parts stock. The problem is the pistons, piston rings, and cylinder wall design. All of which were changed on the '02+ engines. So, either hound Toyota for a rebuilt shortblock (if you're under warranty) or look for an '02+ engine. Corolla, Matrix, and Vibe engines will fit w/some modifications. Those may be easier to locate than a Celica one.
#1467 of 1560 Re: Electrical jolts. [guitarzan]
Oct 18, 2007 (5:16 am)
Well, I left the car with my dad's car mechanic friend for 10 days. I described the problem, but they couldn't reproduce it, so they couldn't fix it. Prior to this, I had it to the dealer and they couldn't reproduce it either.
It looks like my options are to find a better Toyota-knowledgeable person (any ideas for Joliet, Illinois?) or have a mechanic in the car with me at all times, because the problem never happens when they're around .
#1468 of 1560 Re: Electrical jolts. [rayzer]
Oct 18, 2007 (2:34 pm)
Rayzer - try to get through to the Click and Clack radio show on Saturday! (Assuming they are not currently repeating shows.)
#1469 of 1560 car will not start
Feb 14, 2008 (9:03 am)
my car will not start i put a new battery in it and it still won't start
#1470 of 1560 Re: car will not start [ham154141]
Feb 16, 2008 (9:36 am)
Will it crank?
If it's totally dead, without cranking, then the ingition module is likely dead.
Use the exact type of spark plugs recommended in the manual or this ignition module will not last long.
#1471 of 1560 Re: 2001 Celica Electrical Problem [celica2001]
Feb 16, 2008 (9:48 am)
Sounds like the wires from the battery to the accessories are shorting to parts in the chassis or engine compartment.
Trace the wire bundles from the battery in the engine bay into the area under the dash and tape up any areas that may be chafing against metal parts. That should help. Knocking on the parts and panels to loosen any pinched wires may help also
Had the same problem with intermittent electrical shorting which drained the battery. Turned out the car was in a minor accident, denting the door. Wires for the power window motor were pinched between the door panel and internal parts, causing intermittent shorting.