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#26 of 77 1994 toyota celica engine starting problems?
Aug 03, 2008 (8:19 pm)
What could be causing my car not to start? Currently my starter,battery, alternator, ignition connections grounds are good so what could be the problem could it be a certain relay fuse or which one? They have been checked and also my timing belt was checked but it has been difficult trying to determine what is the problem. It seems electrical but I am so confused and I do not want to loose my celica they I have been keeping up with the maintenance promptly. Could someone possibly give me advise on how to go about resolving my celicas starting problem or maybe a part or what can fix my starting problem?
#27 of 77 Re: 1994 toyota celica engine starting problems? [dalicea97]
Aug 12, 2008 (1:32 pm)
My 1996 Celica did the same a couple of years ago. Would start sometime and would go totally dead on me. The dealer asked me to change the battery, which I did. Worked for a week (probably the new battery did the trick)... then stopped again. Once I got stranded in a rest area on the highway; the car wouldn't start. Well, I had to try a non-technical method... (normally not recommended). No, I did not push it. Fortunately, I was parked on a slope, so I shifted into neutral and let the car pick up some momentum, (in reverse, of course). With the ignition on, I engaged the reverse gear. The car started up. I reached home. Had a restless night, with multiple nightmares... First thing in the morning, went to Advance Auto, got a new STARTER, and replaced it myself (hour and half). The car starts like new till this day, not-withstanding its age (and miles:194,000).
#28 of 77 Re: ELECT Windows & SUN ROOF STOPPED WORKING [fantillon]
Aug 12, 2008 (6:31 pm)
Took my Toyota to our Mechanic, he found that the wire broke at the door hinge, door locks & Windows are working again
#29 of 77 Re: 1994 toyota celica engine starting problems? [celicafan]
Aug 13, 2008 (4:40 am)
With my 1994 Celica going dead I have been having restless nights with nightmares.Not withstanding its age( and miles 145,540). And I have always taken care of preventive care of my Celica. It is very heartwrenching . After your informative response because you could relate with my situation it seems that I may the same problem that you had with your 1996 Celica. I have not wasted anytime and I spoke to a 23 yr Toyota experience Master Tech Mechanic and he told me about the headlight test to do. I made sure the connections to the battery and the engine grounds are good. I made sure the battery is fully charged. I turned the headlights on and try to start the car. The lights stayed brite except when I attempted to start the car the lights dimmed way down. That mechanic told me about the contacts in the starter are known to go bad. Also my Toyota advisor told me about the need for a new starter(mind you my current starter is over 8 years old) So I have to think positive about it. Well today Wed. 10:00am A toytota recommeded tow truck company will be taking the celica to the toyota dealer for repair. I will keep you informed of my situation.
I greatly appreciate your helpful inforrmation which helped me sleep well last night.
#30 of 77 93 celica issue
Oct 01, 2008 (7:33 pm)
The car runs and starts great, however after it warms up it wont start for 15-20 minutes. After it starts again it runs great again.
#31 of 77 93 celica issue
Oct 02, 2008 (5:43 am)
Well after my 1994 starting issue problem it happened to be the ECU (computer)so I had it replaced and it starts and runs good. I was told it may have been the distrubutor. I do not know much but I had to get it diagnosed at the toyota and they replaced the ECU (computer).
I would suggest maybe get a diagnose at Advance discount store since it starts or the dealer.
#32 of 77 cant fix my trunk light
Oct 03, 2008 (2:07 pm)
i just purchased a 2001 toyota celica gt and a couple months ago i noticed my trunk light wasn't working so of course i changed the bulb and still nothing and just today i changed it again figuring it was a bad bulb but still nothing and i checked the fuse panels and cant find a fuse designated for the trunk all my other systems are working that i can tell. i know sometimes they tie the fuse with more than one system can you please help
#33 of 77 Check Engine light is ON
Oct 28, 2008 (5:19 pm)
I have a 2002 Toyota Celica GT with 100,000 miles on it. Since last week, the check engine light has been turned ON.
I checked the GAS cap & its closed well as hinted within the manual.
I went to FIRESTONE to see what could be the issue. They were charging $100 to run the diagnosis alone.
The car has been in perfect shape with no issues so far. I would like to know what could be the possible issues & where can I go to get them solved ?
#34 of 77 Re: 2000 Celica GT Oil Consumption Problem [aventurine]
Nov 24, 2008 (10:47 am)
I AM HAVING A LOT OF THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH A 2001 CELICA I JUST GOT. ITS NOT SMOKING, AND NO LEAKS. BUT MY OIL IS GOING SOMEWHERE. I HAVE HAD THE CAR NOT EVEN A MONTH AND ALREADY I HAVE PUT 4 QTS OF OIL IN IT. THE CAR LOT I GOT IT FROM HAD JUST CHANGED THE OIL. I LOVE THIS CAR. THE GAS MILEAGE IS AWESOME BUT THE USE OF OIL IS AWFUL. THE CAR HANDLES GREAT. I DON'T GET THE OIL PROBLEM . IF YOU OR ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
#35 of 77 Re: 2000 Celica GT Oil Consumption Problem [CHARMON1972]
Dec 01, 2008 (2:00 am)
I have had the exact same problem. Car runs great. I get 30 city and 37 highway miles... what more can one ask of a non-hybrid. But it drinks oil like Craig Ferguson in an Irish Pub. Hey, may be that is the Secret of my car. It mixes oil and burns it up in just the right ratio... keeps the engine running smooth, no smoke, no leaks, occasionally when idling, you can "smell" the burning oil. I am not letting anyone open up a good working machine to change the gaskets. Hey, I just have to add a quart every Sunday. And if I travel long distance (I drive from Baltimore to New York and back the same day, on a tankful of gas, and have some left over), I just top of the oil when I park it. Don't worry, it passes Emissions Test too. I have changed the spark plugs after 40,000 miles. Unless the engine just falls apart by itself (in 20 years or so), I would just stick to routine maintenance and keep driving. Hi-ho Silver, away!