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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
#1496 of 1543 Re: 1994 Toyota celica engine starting problems? [dalicea97]
Aug 13, 2008 (11:43 am)
Have them ONLY replace the battery, then go over there, be sure there is a NEW battery in it, and try to start the car. If it now starts, get out of there and don't give them any more business. I've never heard of a distributor melting. That sounds like nonsense to me. The distributor is made of metal and plastic. The metal won't melt, unless there has been a fire in your engine compartment. The only real possibility is that one or more plastic parts in the distributor have melted. If that has happened, those parts can be replaced individually; without having to replace the entire distributor.
#1497 of 1543 Re: 1994 Toyota celica engine starting problems? [zaken1]
Aug 13, 2008 (1:17 pm)
Thanks for the information on how to go about getting a new battery. I will keep what you let me know in mind. And if the plastic parts have melted and keep not allowing my celica to start I will get another mechanic to replace the plastic parts individually.
Joel I would like to thank you in advance for your prompt and accurate information.
Have a good Day,
#1498 of 1543 Re: 1994 Toyota celica engine starting problems? [dalicea97]
Aug 13, 2008 (10:57 pm)
Instead or replacing the battery, try jump starting with the battery from another car.
If the symtoms remain the same then the battery is OK. Dont have to replace it.
If the engine cranks but will not start, then the distributor may be broken or wet, or the cap may be worn out or broken. Just open up the cap can clean all contacts. If there are any cracks on the cap, the engine will not start.
#1499 of 1543 Re: 1994 Toyota celica engine starting problems? [peterpan99]
Aug 14, 2008 (5:13 am)
My distributor inside plastic is melted/cracked not withstanding its age( 1994 with milage:145,540) so of course will not start . I might is well replace the distributor so my celica will start. Once I get the new distributor hopefully my celica 1994. I will keep you informed.
#1500 of 1543 Re: Transmission Switch 1994 celica engine starting problems? [dalicea97]
Aug 16, 2008 (5:10 pm)
One more potential ignition killer: the switch at the automatic transmission lever. This switch lets the starter crank and engage only when the lever is set at P or N. If this switch is misadjusted or dead, the starter will not crank.
Leave the stick in P or N and try to wiggle it around while starting, sometimes it will move the switch enough to start the starter.
The same problem happened with a BMW 740 which left the owner desparate and destittute, replacing just about all modules in the ignition circuit without fixing the problem. He adjusted the transmission switch and all is fine.
There are lots of horror stories involving BMW's electrical systems. Toyota has much better electrical systems designs, mateirials and workmanship.
#1501 of 1543 Re: Transmission Switch 1994 celica engine starting problems? [peterpan99]
Aug 16, 2008 (8:53 pm)
Well as for my celica which the master tech ran it today after the new distributor was installed he parked it and when he tried to start again the car it would not turn back on....AH!! The advisor told me that the master tech has to check other electrical wiring? Now I wonder what it is, another electrical part? I am hoping it made be fixed. I will just sit here and wait I only wonder if it would start. Thanks for listening. Have a Wonderful Weekend & Take Care:)
Dec 13, 2008 (8:44 am)
Updates on service: I got a Toyota TrueStart battery a year ago and it is dead. They replaced it at no charge. Also, the serpentine belt is about two years old and started to show signs of cracking. I had it replaced at a cost of $180.
I asked about the belt life and the service advisor asked about the car's mileage. I moved a few years ago, and now I am putting very little mileage on the car. Apparently the belt is not getting exercised enough. I also think it is possible that the battery is not getting charged during the short trips and this contributed to an early death.
I think after six months I should remember to charge the battery fully, and perhaps that will help extend its life. I do not have much time for other things, and do not think I will have time for freeway trips just for the sake of exercising the car...
Nowadays I spend very little on gasoline but am making up for the cost with other repairs.
#1503 of 1543 2001 Toyota Celica headlights
Jan 25, 2009 (9:46 pm)
Just purchased an 01 Celica for my daughter. The car's headlights, on low beam, are very weak, partially because they are not aimed very well. How do you aim the lamps, and is there a way to brighten the light coming out on low beam? On high beams the road is well lit.
#1504 of 1543 1985 toyota celica supra
Apr 08, 2009 (1:19 am)
i was wondering how much is it worth? how much would it be worth in the future?
#1505 of 1543 KUMHO ECST 16 in All Season High Performance Tire
Apr 11, 2009 (2:38 pm)
Wear down after about 20K miles.
When tires were new, the ride was fairly quiet, cornering was quick.
After 10K miles, the tires are very noisy and harsh.
The new BF Goodrich Super G Force tires are softer but much quieter, probably will last longer too.