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#6 of 80 Clunking Sound
Dec 04, 2007 (5:08 am)
I have a 2001 Toyota Celica. Since September there has been a clunking sound when driving in low gear and also whilst changing gear. I took it to my Toyota dealer and a mechanic who has driven the car heard the noise himself but says he cannot find anything wrong. Basically I have been told that there is nothing about to fall off, nothing loose so they can't do anything about it. Has anyone else had a similar problem???
#7 of 80 Re: Clunking Sound [allsaints]
Jan 03, 2008 (12:58 pm)
I have a 95 Celica GT and your problem sounds exactly like what was happening to mine. Believe it or not, the sound was from a loose rear brake caliper. I had it in the shop for front end work and mentioned it to my mechanic and he solved the problem. It might be the same for you.
Jan 03, 2008 (1:01 pm)
I have a 95 Celica GT and the oil light came on this morning. I checked the oil and to my surprise there was no oil on the dip stick. I added 4.5QTS of oil. Now I have the usual couple of small oil spots in my driveway but by no means enough to account for 4 QTS. The car doesn't burn oil either. Has anyone heard of this with Celicas? I'm wondering if something isn't wrong inside the engine. I drove to work with no problems.
Jan 03, 2008 (3:56 pm)
i guess i'm the only one here that has NO problem with their car, i bought it certified used and for the past 7 years it has given me no problems .
Jan 03, 2008 (3:59 pm)
it is a jan. 2000 celica, i guess it was one of the first cars out before they started to figure out that was too good so on later cars they started to put sub standard parts on them i guess. 'cause i hear alot of horror storys about these cars.
#11 of 80 Re: kkaufman [kkaufman]
Jan 03, 2008 (7:38 pm)
I'm not finding fault with my car. I love it. I bought it used, it wasn't certified and that made me a little uneasy but all in all it's a good car. I think the previous owner sold it so that they didn't have to put the money into the front end. They kind of let it go and I had to have wheel bearings replaced all four, a new axle.
#12 of 80 2001 Celica GT - Battery Hooked Up Backwards
Jan 10, 2008 (5:23 pm)
A classic dumb move, courtesy of a good friend who I'm trying to help: He hooked the battery up backwards, and was actually able to get the car to run (he claims). Now, with the battery hooked up correctly, the cluster, daytime running lights, radio, turn signals, and some other things do not work. The car will start and run, but it will not shift out of park because of the interlock. The headlights will work if turned on with the control stalk.
I've checked all the fuses, and they are good.
Are there any circuit breakers or fusible links in the vehicle, somewhere other than in the fuse centers under hood and under dash?
#13 of 80 Check engine light
Jan 21, 2008 (5:39 pm)
1st diag the dealership told me it was my MAF SENSOR, so I put some fuel injector cleaner in the fuel line...light goes off. Then it's back on after about 300 miles take it back in to the dealership to get the fuel injectors replaced then they tells me diag code P0420 my Catalytic Converter. What is the actual problem?
Now the engine light will not go off and when I first start the car up in the morning it spits out a cloud of smoke and there is some black ash type material (just a little bit) that comes out of the tail pipes also...but only when I first start it up. I can drive it all day no problem but the light doesn't go off which makes me think it's not the fuel injectors....any advise...I need help trouble shooting this issue.
#14 of 80 83 celica gt
Feb 19, 2008 (8:18 pm)
I just rebuilt my engine and all my electrical are hooked up correctly and my vacuum lines are all in place according to the diag. When my engine is running it has a high pitch squeal and I cannot figure out what it is. It sounds like it is coming from under the intake manifold it is EFI. Any thoughts or suggestions?
#15 of 80 Re: Check engine light [celicagirl]
Mar 23, 2008 (10:11 pm)
Hi Celica girl,
You did not say what model and what year. All models that use premium gas should run on premium gas only. If not, a lot of the sensors and the catalytic converter will malfunction.
Buy an engine scanner in eBay for about $30. Switch off the check engine light.
Rescan your engine. If a sensor failure keeps coming back, replace that sensor.
If the catalytic converter fault keeps coming back, time to replace the converter.
Toyota's engines are very simple and logical. Use your head and dont be scared. You will find the problems with some thinking. The dealers' mechanics use the same scanner and may not be as smart as you.