Ty. Ok. If it's the catalytic converter, can I fix it? Is it expensive? And what do I need to do and get?

Asked by Mar 02, 2017 at 09:49 PM about the 1983 Toyota Tercel

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

19,505

You can put a new one on(after-market) or remove it, at its age should be past any inspection. Can use a test pipe with a O2 sensor threaded port on it with a spark plug anti-fowler (drilled out some just past the threads to allow the O2 sensor end some space, just get the one that fits your O2 threads inside & same outside thread size as O2. Do not drill out the threads need them for the O2 to screw in, but carefully drill out the area past the thread for the sensor end it should not touch the interior sides of anti-fowler.. This will let the sensor work without setting on the check engine light. Or take off cat, take a pole/pipe/long screw driver ect and clean out the center of cat. You do not have to clean the entire cat out just the center the same size as you exhaust pipe, Shake out all the loose pieces & hook O2 back up and reinstall.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
27,035

nothing to add, enginecreator covered it all.

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
753 Great Deals out of 53,266 listings starting at $1,502
Used Honda Civic
734 Great Deals out of 69,332 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Camry
919 Great Deals out of 79,560 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota 4Runner
257 Great Deals out of 22,452 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Accord
1,018 Great Deals out of 56,770 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Pickup
95 listings starting at $4,495
Used Toyota Celica
4 Great Deals out of 308 listings starting at $1,850
Used Toyota Supra
61 listings
Used Nissan Sentra
567 Great Deals out of 51,617 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
13 Great Deals out of 1,013 listings starting at $5,995

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.