Last post on May 02, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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Toyota Celica, Auto Repair, Engine, Coupe
#42 of 51 Re: rapid right signal light-94" Celica [dalicea97]
May 11, 2011 (8:08 am)
dalicea97-I am actually writing to find out what fixed your starting problem with your Celica back in 2008, I had been following your story. A friend of mine also has a 94 Celica with same issue and her car has been in shop for over a month.
they have change multiple parts with no success. I would appreciate any input.
#43 of 51 Re: rapid right signal light-94" Celica [valkyrie1]
May 11, 2011 (7:33 pm)
My problem turned out to be a bad distributor cap. The cap was only a week old but had to much resistance in the coil lead that is built into the cap. When testing I would get current flow but just to weak to fire. Hope this helps, just shows that new parts aren't always good. Don
#44 of 51 94 Celica Engine Failure
Jul 03, 2011 (10:53 pm)
I have a 1994 Toyota Celica GT that quit running while I was driving down the highway. I think everything just shut down. Tried putting more gas, no help. Jumping it worked once, but the car shut down again a few hundred feet down the road. Jumping it again didn't work. Would prior transmission problems have anything to do with engine failure, or are there other problems that can occur with Toyota Celicas?
#45 of 51 2000 Celica GT-S Hesitation
Sep 15, 2011 (5:30 pm)
My Celica started sputtering when I accelerate recently, and the check engine light came on, and it turns out I have a misfire in my first cylinder, I discovered that there was liquid in my first cylinder which was causing the misfire. My mechanic told me the leak was due to my ignition coil, So I replaced it with a brand new ignition coil. A couple days later my car started sputtering when I accelerate again and it will hesitate for 2-3 seconds before finally accelerating normally. The difference is this time my check engine light isn't coming on, therefore it's not throwing any codes. So I take a look in my 1st cylinder again to discover that there is more liquid in my cylinder! This is after the brand new coil...Now I'm at a loss, my car is sputtering, and pinpointing this problem without a check engine code is seemingly impossible....Need a resolution!
#46 of 51 Re: 2000 Celica GT-S Hesitation [efanos]
by pf_flyer HOST
Sep 16, 2011 (5:20 am)
By liquid, do you mean water? Could be a head gasket leaking coolant into a cylinder. Are you getting any white smoke from the exhaust? That would be a sign I would watch for.
#47 of 51 Re: 2000 Celica GT-S Hesitation [pf_flyer]
Sep 16, 2011 (2:25 pm)
My mechanic said that it's water possibly from rain. But the 3 days that passed after the new coil was put in there was no rain and I didn't wash my car, so there would be no reason for rain water to be there. To me it smells like coolant, And there is no white smoke coming out of my exhaust.
#48 of 51 1997 Toyota Celica HELP!
Dec 05, 2012 (3:19 pm)
While driving home my celica just suddenly died and has been for about 2 months now. It wont start, all it does is the cranking sound as always. Im not a car guy so i just ask my brother about it. He says it was the ignition coil but i replaced that and it wasnt the problem, also there is an oil leak in one of the spark plug cylnders as well, which might be the problem. my dad says it might be something electrical. please help me
#49 of 51 Re: 1997 Toyota Celica HELP! [hmong_lo]
Jan 27, 2013 (1:20 pm)
I have a 1996 Toyota Celica that had the same problems a couple of years ago, it turned out to be the timing belt. That's a possibility.
Feb 03, 2013 (1:11 am)
2002 GTS with 205K miles had code P0171 .
MAF resistance measured OK. Clean it with carburator cleaner, did not help.
Swapped in a MAF sensor form another car. Cleared all codes. Pass smog test. Car runs smooth and powerful again.
#51 of 51 Re: 2000 Celica GT-S Hesitation [efanos]
May 02, 2013 (10:25 pm)
Could be a faulty spark plugs connector or wire. There is no spark or only weak sparks, fuel is not burned completely, leaving wet residue.
Swap the wet connector to another plug. If the new plug is wet and the old plug is dry, then connector is faulty. Replace the old connector.
If the same plug remains wet, then the cam head may have leaks which could leak coolant into the cylinder, killing the spark.
In this case, unless you find and fix the root cause the engine to overheat and crack in the first place, the engine will crack again in different places.
If you dont know what cause the over heat may be better to swap out the engine with a known-good reman or refurbed used engine
Check all rubber vacuum hoses. They are usually black rubber quarter inch diameter. If they are not plugged in or are leaky, that would cause the engine to hesitate.