1988 Toyota Celica Overview

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1988 Toyota Celica Overview

In 1988, Toyota introduced the Celica All-Trac (all-wheel drive) to the lineup. Nicknamed the "Ultimate Celica," the car also included many high-end amenities such as a power driver's seat, sunroof, ten-speaker sound system, and leather interior.

The 1988 Celica offered a few different engine choices, depending on the trim levels. ST and GT coupe, the GT hatchback, and the GT convertible got a 116-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The GT-S coupe and hatchback had a 135 horsepower engine with 2.0 liters. The turbo-charged All-Trac got a 190 horsepower engine, which was the most powerful four-cylinder engine in the US at that time. Fuel economy was about 25 to 32 mpg, depending on the engine and transmission.

The 1988 All-Trac was very popular with drivers, who loved that they could get Toyota reliability, Celica style, and sports car power all in one package. Rally-car aficionados who like to add their own custom modifications also appreciate the 1988 Celica.

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What Oil Is Best?

1st gen gt4 all-track turbo st165, with a 2nd gen st185 3sgte motor swap. 98,000 miles on odometer

No Clutch

Made stop and when got back in to go had no clutch,master cylinder for clutch full fluid,this is on a 88 Celica awd turbo

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auto tranny, replaced the starter. still nothing happens when i turn the key. thinking it might be the neutral safety switch, can that be bypassed? and how? thanks

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Im looking for good information to assist me in selling or fixing my 88 Celica.

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There's been a knocking noise for a few months but suddenly its gotten a lot worse and louder