86 tercel smooth acceleration jerky coasting

10

Asked by Oct 09, 2015 at 09:22 PM about the 1986 Toyota Tercel

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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 if constantly giving it gas. Let off the gas its not happy. Any ideas?

3 Answers

10

Stick shift, if that info is needed. Thanks

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
148,595

In 1986 the Tercel was available in four wheel drive or front wheel drive. Have a close look at your CV joints in front and if it is 4WD do same to driveshaft to rear. The 'boot' around the CV joint in front should not be open and exposing any parts. Or with car not running grab the axle and try to turn/wiggle it. If it moves at all that might be the problem. Driving on the highway it is under constant torque, so won't 'jerk' but at low speed stop-and-go will do so. You mention right front so start there

10

2 wheel drive, boots look good, replaced the axles on both sides about 3 yrs ago, also the tie rod ends at the same time.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • car vibrates when idling 4 answers

    1994 Toyota Tercel

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • troubleshooting 1 answer

    car was running just fine, fluids topped off within 2 weeks, doing 55-60 mph car starts to lose forward momentum and starts making loud grinding noises, all 3 gears go out, D 1 2 , I coast to stop t...

    1997 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • We 'inherited' a 1985 Toyota Tercel. Does anyone know the curb weight of this car? 1 answer

    We are selling it to the recyclers but have no weight on the title or any other papers. The car was driven across the US, from west coast to east coast, in 2011.. It runs really good and looks good to...

    1985 Toyota Tercel

    -

    General

  • 1989 Toyota pickup vibrates when accelerating 4 answers

    When I accelerate there is a vibration thought the drive train, stops when I coast or de- celarate

    1989 Toyota Pickup 2 Dr SR5 4WD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why does my car stall as I am coasting or when I come to a stop? 8 answers

    My car will stall out when it's coasting or as I slow down for a stop. My idle handler was just replaced. What else could it be?

    1994 Toyota Camry XLE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Tercel

Looking for a Used Tercel in your area?

CarGurus has 32 nationwide Tercel listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Tercel Questions

Toyota Tercel Experts

#1 tropikalpirate
tropikalpirate
Reputation 230
#2 98DAK
98DAK
Reputation 220
#3 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla
877 Great Deals out of 74,413 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
669 Great Deals out of 77,410 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,103 Great Deals out of 96,275 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Supra
48 listings
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,609 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Celica
5 Great Deals out of 406 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota 4Runner
319 Great Deals out of 20,550 listings starting at $2,295
Used Toyota MR2
20 listings
Used Toyota Pickup
97 listings starting at $4,995