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  1. Tercel, Paseo, Starlet, and Sera Forum
    I had good luck with replacing the valve cover. Time to consider spark plugs. What's to know?
  2. Tercel, Paseo, Starlet, and Sera Forum
    Novice mechanic wanting to replace my valve cover gasket (not just for kicks. I'm told by a garage it needs replacing.) Anything good to know to keep me out of worse trouble?
  3. Introduce Yourself Here
    Years of driving used cars brought me full circle this year to a 1991 Tercel DLX. The interior is great, for all that the car will be a continuing investment of time and money. It also seems possible I might get into the mechanics of it so it's my time and less money. New CV shafts and bearings...
  4. Tercel, Paseo, Starlet, and Sera Forum
    I've got a 94 Tercel with about 154K miles on it and it has been idling very rough and stalling the past couple days. A little background about the car: My wife has had it since at least 98 and it ran well for us for several years. We bought a new honda civic in 2006 and drove that as the...
  5. Tercel, Paseo, Starlet, and Sera Forum
    My Tercel recently suffered a major setback, and a connecting rod bearing shattered. Being broke and unable to afford the mechanic bill, but also a glutton for punishment, I decided to overcome my complete lack of experience and do the repair myself. Long story short, everything went fairly...
  6. Tercel, Paseo, Starlet, and Sera Forum
    So I'm basically a starving student, although I don't start school until September I already am on the kd diet! I bought my car to put around town, get to and from work etc. I lived in vancouver for two years and did fine without one but I was moving to a much more rural area and knew I needed...
  7. Tercel, Paseo, Starlet, and Sera Forum
    Hi, im new to this forum. i was trying to do a self diagnostic on my 1991 tercel but i didnt disconnect the battery first. not it wont start. what did i do? if someone could tell me what i did, please no smart ass comments, and how i can fix it that would be much appreciated.