1986 Toyota Tercel Overview


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2 Dr DX Hatchback
2 Dr STD Hatchback
4 Dr Deluxe AWD Wagon
4 Dr DX Hatchback
4 Dr DX Wagon
4 Dr SR5 AWD Wagon

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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 9 reviews

Fantastic And Impossible To Kill!!! by qtpieangelica
 — drive mine to death in all weather and "road" conditions.(no problems tacklling off road conditions too). it loves mud, snow, slush, sand, gravel and even small trees :) it goes everywhere and costs ... Read More
Love It by klntm
 — its small, easy to park, relatively cheap on gas, fun to drive just a neat little car to skoot around town in, or in an emergency go cross country. Mine has been from Denver to Birmingham 2 times an... Read More
Great Car But You Need To Use It They Dont Like To Just Sit There by 0110112
 — this car is really good on gas and does not take much to work on it is comparable to working on a go cart. i would say if you have one you should try to keep it up the best that you can it is worth th... Read More

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Toyota Tercel Questions


86 Tercel Smooth Acceleration Jerky Coasting

My tercel runs smooth when giving it gas...if i am cruising at slow speed low rpm it feels like the front end, right side is going to fall off. low speed high rpm smooth as silk. Highway speeds smooth...

42 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
Christina Collier

My 86 Toy Tercel Starts To Over Heat After You Have Driven About 15miles......

timing belt, a/c belts, fuses, have been changed!!! boiling out of the plastic container that the antifreeze goes in.....not hot from radiator!!! have to refill fluids almost daily!!!

3 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

What Is It Worth

15,000 original km, no rust, perfect running condition

236 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
Ian Stang

My 86 Tercel Has A Fairly Low Idle Speed. How Do I Adjust It Up?

It's occasionally alright, but sometimes it sputters, and almost dies.Where would I turn up the idle speed at? I'm car illiterate, so please bear with me. I know where I can start my car, and pull i...

373 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

How Do I Remove The Piston Supports For The Rear Hatch On A 86 Tercel?

How does the rear hatch support piston come off and go back on?

139 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 years ago)