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How important is it to replace the valve guide seals in my 1996 Toyota Celica?

December 17th, 2010 · No Comments

My mechanic says I need to replace the valve guide seals in my 1996 Toyota Celica. It will cost $800. What’s the worst that can happen if I don’t?
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1994 Toyota Celica Door Locks Power

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

All doors can be locked or unlocked simultaneously using either front door. Turning driver-side door lock once will unlock driver-side door only, twice will unlock all doors. Door locks can be controlled by switches on driver-side or passenger-side doors within vehicle, or by operating each door lock with key or lock knob. Front door(s) cannot be manually locked when key is in ignition switch.
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1994 Toyota Celica Automatic Transmission

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Inspect fluid level every 15,000 miles. Under severe operating conditions, change ATF and filter every 15,000 miles or 24 months.
CHECKING FLUID LEVEL
Transmission
Check fluid with vehicle on level surface and at normal operating temperature. With engine idling, shift each gear from “P” through “L” and back to “P”. Fluid level should be in HOT range marked on dipstick. DO NOT overfill.
NOTE: If vehicle has been operated in heavy traffic, pulling a trailer or at high speeds in hot weather, wait 30 minutes before checking fluid level.
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1988 Toyota Celica Cluth

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Clutch is a single, dry disc type using a hydraulically operated master cylinder and clutch housing mounted slave cylinder. On Land Cruiser, slave cylinder is adjustable. On all others, slave cylinder is nonadjustable. Clearance is automatically compensated by internal design of cylinder.

PEDAL HEIGHT & FREE PLAY
Rotate pedal stop bolt at top of pedal assembly to adjust pedal height. To adjust free play, loosen lock nut on master cylinder push rod and turn push rod in or out to specified free play. See CLUTCH PEDAL SPECIFICATIONS TABLE. Tighten lock nut.
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1994 Toyota Celica AUTO TRANS DIAGNOSIS

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments

The A-140E automatic transmission is electronically controlled. Transmission shifting and torque converter lock-up are controlled by an Electronic Controlled Transmission (ECT) Electronic Control Unit (ECU). Control unit is referred to as the ECT ECU. NOTE: ECT ECU is combined with the engine ECU into one unit. This control unit is referred to as the engine and ECT ECU. See Figs. 1-3. In this article, control unit will be referred to as the ECT ECU on all models.
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1988 Toyota Celica EXHAUST EMISSION SYSTEMS

September 15th, 2008 · No Comments

The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system is used for the reduction of NOx emissions by lowering combustion temperatures. Recycling metered amounts of exhaust gas back into the intake system lowers combustion temperatures. Each system has a vacuum-operated EGR valve and a vacuum modulator. Temperature sensing devices control EGR operation. Temperature sensing device used could be a Vacuum Switching Valve (VSV), a Bi-Metallic Vacuum Switching Valve (BVSV), a Thermostatic Vacuum Switching Valve (TVSV), Vacuum Control Valve (VCV) or a combination of these valves. A check valve, EGR cooler and computer may also be used on some models.
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