Engine Surging

Asked by Sep 21, 2008 at 07:28 PM about the 1984 Toyota Tercel

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

In idle engine runs smoothly yet given gas engine surges almost dies unable to drive

1 Answer

395

check these things out; Make sure fuel isn't old try filling tank with fresh fuel. (If the car has sat awhile the fuel could have some moisture or other contaminants in it) Air filter Fuel Filter Spark plugs (make sure they are gapped correctly if they look fine) Spark Plug Wires Cap & Rotor Poorly working fuel pump Vaccuum leak somewhere Carb dirty or malfunctioning If everything else checks out it could be bad compression in which case .............

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Toyota Tercel Experts

  • #1
    tropikalpirate
    Reputation
    240
  • #2
    98DAK
    Reputation
    220
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla
881 Great Deals out of 56,335 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Camry
1,030 Great Deals out of 73,124 listings starting at $295
Used Honda Civic
772 Great Deals out of 72,764 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
1,073 Great Deals out of 61,273 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Supra
68 listings
Used Nissan Sentra
526 Great Deals out of 49,737 listings starting at $2,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.