20 Most Recent 1985 Toyota Tercel Questions & Answers

Change your air filter and fuel filters.It's either not getting enough air or gas,or possibly both,but JUST enough to run.

1985 Toyota... | Answered on May 29, 2014

is this a question about the engine temperatures light?
is this a why question or how to ? or what?
i have a disconnect on disconnect, LOL.

1985 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 22, 2014

If I am hearing you right, the engine revs ONLY when the clutch is depressed?
I would have to doubt that is what is really happening, tho. Is it possible that the engine is revving from the time that you start it, until the time that you shut it off?
This would be more likely, as depressing the clutch doesn't really have any effect on the engine, other than dis-engaging the drive-line...
IF it is revving at start up, see if it isn't only 'idling down' when the weight of the vehicle puts a load on the motor. In other words, does it idle down, or does it only SEEM like it is, because now it's pulling the car? Do you have to give it gas to go on a flat surface? If not, then it's still revving.
Then, if you decide that it's revving ALL the time, you will need to check it for vacuum-leaks or mis-adjusted linkages, or carburetor (throttle body, if it is injected).
Do yourself a favor and buy a Chilton or Haynes manual for your vehicle (at most any auto parts store), if you plan to keep it for a while. They will generally have troubleshooting sections, to help you eliminate variables until you find the actual issue. It's the best $20 you can spend!

1985 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 21, 2013

Reservoir should be on the firewall near the brake M/C. Look for a little cup like in pic below with a tube coming out the bottom. That tube goes to your clutch M/C as you can see in the photo.


1985 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 11, 2013

Have someone jack up each wheel and spin it manually with someone lightly stepping on the brake pedal. Listen for dragging noises on each side,and if needed take each rim/tire off and check brake assembly and caliper mounting bolts.

1985 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 26, 2013

I am assuming you mean the red light on the dash that says "brakes".
That light is powered by the parking brake switch and the pressure switch for the hydraulic brakes. If the parking brake is on, or the brake fluid is low, the light comes on.

1985 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 15, 2012

Look in your owner manual you should see one or pick up a Hayes book for your car i belive one in there...

1985 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 19, 2012

Hi Sadie, I believe what you mean by shaking is that the engine is misfiring. Did it make any difference when you replaced the spark plugs? What engine is it in the car? 2A, 3A, 4A? or is it one of the E series engines? Lt me know as many technical details as possible? As the car is of a particular vintage when carburetors were in common use, what is yours equipped with, a carburetor or fuel injection? Does it have contact breakers and a condenser int he distributor or is it equipped with an electronic ignition system? Before we go onto the steering and suspension, we'll concentrate on the engine. It would be foolish to sort those if the vehicle is not able to move from point A to point B. Regards John

1985 Toyota... | Answered on Aug 28, 2012

these cars are so simple as it only has a carb which has on take off for the vacumn unit on the distributor and pipe to the servo ,well on a 85 variant anyway go on now reply that it has fuel injection and cat and its a californian spec vehicle

1985 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 28, 2012

check fluid level in transmission.

1985 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 22, 2011

Hi, I would like to help you, but I cannot tell from what you have said what is connected where. Do you have a big battery cable going from the battery positive to the big terminal on the starter solenoid? Do you then also have a wire from the battery positive to the toggle switch and a another wire from the toggle switch to the small start terminal on the starter solenoid? I don't understand why you are connecting anything to the negative terminal, as that is not necessary.

1985 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 15, 2011

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Replace the TPS (throttle positioning sensor) its located on the intake area (look where the throttle cable hooks to the engine). You may test the TPS also before replacing it. This happens to my Mitsubushi Galant 91 and replacing the TPS solved the problem.

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1985 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 12, 2011

You must replace that entire transmission. My shop has seen this one hundred times, each time we must change out the transmission.

1985 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

If it is like a VW Jetta lug bolt, soak it with PB Blaster.
Take a sharp center punch and a heavy ball pien hammer and drive the broken threaded portion the bolt in the direction it goes to remove the bolt. Hold the center punch at appor 60 degree angle to the plane of the drum or disk and hammer away.
If it is a splined threaded bolt soak it with PB Blaster and drive it out from the back side of the drum or disc. Use a pin punch or rod or old bolt slightly smaller then the splined broken off portion and hammer away.

Above proccdure saves my bacon countless times!
Good luck

1985 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010

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