View Full Version : friends tercel wont start

12-10-2009, 11:43 AM
a good friend of mine has an early 90's tercel that wont start.
His wife was driving it with too much oil in it and she lost throttle response and pulled it over.
We drained about a litre and a half from it but I dont think that it was ever the problem. pulled the plugs and they all seemed fine, turned the engine over a bit with the plugs out, and it still wont start.
the engine sounds like its turning over just fine, its getting spark, so that only leaves the fuel system as a variable.
or is there something else that could have happened to the engine with too much oil? we drained about a litre and a half of oil out of it and it diddnt look excessively dirty or even milky or anything like that


12-10-2009, 11:49 AM
Check to make sure the fuel pump is working... could be, it packed 'er in. Best to eliminate the easy things to test for first. Just disconnect your fuel line before the filter and turn the key to on with a jug or something to catch any fuel. If you get fuel, check the filter for severe clogging and go from there. That's what I'd do at least.

12-10-2009, 12:07 PM
thats probably the next thing to do with it


dirka dave
12-10-2009, 07:37 PM
Was it burning blue smoke before it died ?

12-10-2009, 07:50 PM
You getting a pulse at the injector?

12-10-2009, 09:13 PM
checked the fuel line and it was pulsing when trying to start. so now its down to electricalgo fuck yourself

my bud is gonna take it to his friends shop for further diagnosis.

FU Toolbag
12-10-2009, 09:48 PM
Can't remember if those are interferance motors, but if not, might have skipped a tooth or two if belt is worn out.

12-11-2009, 02:37 PM
from what I could remember, a toyota motor with a chain was, a motor with a belt wasnt...its out of my hands now so im happy:cool:

12-12-2009, 11:18 PM
those have major carb issues

12-13-2009, 06:49 PM
Carb issues, t-belts n stuff....all the fun of owning a Tercel....been there, done that....moved to a Buick for a DD :)

12-13-2009, 06:56 PM
gm :( :p