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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
#1465 of 1543 Re: 2000 Celica GT with huge oil consumption problem [dglewis]
Oct 08, 2007 (8:59 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 1543 Re: Electrical jolts. [guitarzan]
Oct 18, 2007 (6:16 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 1543 Re: Electrical jolts. [rayzer]
Oct 18, 2007 (3:34 pm)
Rayzer - try to get through to the Click and Clack radio show on Saturday! (Assuming they are not currently repeating shows.)
#1469 of 1543 car will not start
Feb 14, 2008 (10:03 am)
my car will not start i put a new battery in it and it still won't start
#1470 of 1543 Re: car will not start [ham154141]
Feb 16, 2008 (10:36 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 1543 Re: 2001 Celica Electrical Problem [celica2001]
Feb 16, 2008 (10:48 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.
#1472 of 1543 my rebuild
Feb 21, 2008 (11:02 pm)
Ok I got my leak fixed now I can start tuning but the problem I am having is when my engine is cold it runs fine and sounds awesome, but after it warms up it goes to hell and quick it loses power and dies.... I am lost and confused.... any guesses for me to check into???
#1473 of 1543 Re: my rebuild [mctc]
Feb 23, 2008 (12:32 pm)
Buy an engine scanner in the internet for about $30.
Hook it up to the diagnostic port under the dash at the driver's left knee. Find out what parts are not working.
You can trouble shoot from there.
Dealer shop would do the same thing. The designs of Toyota's engines are very simple and logical. You should be able to find and fix the root cause.
#1474 of 1543 engine scanners
Feb 23, 2008 (5:02 pm)
do you know where I can find one that will read my car it is an 83 and everyone I have found will not read that old