Bear62041

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  • Toyota Model*
    Celica GT
  • Toyota Year*
    1987
  • Location*
    Iowa (IA)
  1. Can someone give me advice on the heater problem in my 1987 Toyota Celica GT convertible ? The car has 95,000 miles on it. After the car has warmed up, if I slide the Cold/Heat lever to Heat it will sometimes put out hot air, and some times it won't. If it is putting out hot air and I drive down the road all of a sudden the heat will go off and become cold. Then as I drive on with cold air, PERHAPS it will revert back to hot air, but most of the time it stays cold. Other times it will revert back to hot and stay hot for the duration of my trip - maybe 2 hours. At the times that the heat goes off, the hot water valve under the hood is still in the "hot" position, (the valve lever position is still nearest to the firewall). I am not using the "Automatic" button, but using the manual push buttons, such as floor only, floor and upper, upper only, etc. I live in a small town and my mechanic shop doesn't mess with "foreign cars" much he says and definitely he does not mess with anything under or behind the dash. His solution was to install a modified choke cable under the dash, hooked to the hot water valve under the hood, disconnecting the original push-pull cable that ran thru the firewall to the valve from somewhere under the dash. HORRIBLE AND IT DIDN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM. Apparently there is a motor/device under the dash that must control airflow to or away from the heater core as it also moves the hot water valve to heat or off. As far as I know the mechanic DID NOT check the heater core for any form of blockage. The mechanic also said that the car is so old that probably I won't be able to locate the under-dash motor/device even if I knew what it was called, or where to look for it. So, he shrugged his shoulders and sent me on my way, apparently expecting me to use the car in the summer months only. My closest Toyota dealer is about 4 hours away, and I'd like to know what is causing the problem and what the motor/device is called, where is it located, and where I might find and buy one, before I leave it with Toyota and rent a "loaner". Or.......if there is some other problem than this mysterious device. Also what it might cost if still available. ANYBODY ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM ?? Winter is coming on and I NEED the heater........................... Thanks for any help any of you might offer. I'm located in southern Iowa.
  2. Decided to sell my 1987 Red Celica convertible. 85,000 miles, new or near new everything: tires, battery, brakes, rear convertible window, exhaust, power steering pump and hoses, etc. 30-32 mpg highway. everything works. Original top has maybe 2 more years left in it. Top of the line factory radio and cassette player with CD conversion, Top of the line factory heat and A/C control system, clock. All works. Red with black top. Fun to drive. Owned by 74 year old man, never mistreated nor hot-rodded. Asking $11,000 or offer. Contact me at twoelks38@gmail.com.
  3. Thanks for the prompt come-back. If it involves the lever I'm going to have to take it some place. I can't figure out how to get the cover off at the steering wheel.
  4. I have a 1987 Celica GT Convertible. When I move the turn signal lever for a right hand turn everything works as it should. When I want to make a signal for a left hand turn, I can move the lever 1/2 way and the exterior turn signal lamp works, the flashing green arrow in the dash works, everything is normal. BUT, if I move the lever completely down as I would normally, I get a buzzing behind the instrument panel, there is no longer a flashing green arrow in the dash, and the exterior turn signal lamp quits being illuminated. If i move the lever back up to the 1/2 way point everything works again. It never blows a fuse or circuit breaker. Anyone had a similar problem, or can offer a suggestion of where to start looking ?? Thanks in advance.
  5. Hi I'm Richard Brees, I live in Centerville Iowa, USA, and I just bought a 1987 Toyota Celica GT convertible, Red with black top and exterior trim. 52,800 actual miles !!! I know !!! I actually don't take delivery on the car until Thursday of this week, 10-31-2013. All original except for the replacements listed below, including the original convert top. Car was constantly garaged, and is like the day it came out of the factory. The original owner just put on: new tires, new battery, tune-up with new plug wires, buffed and polished the exterior, new exhaust system, new brakes all around, changed oil and filter and lubed, new wiper blades, Interior upholstery doesn't look like it has ever been sat on.