thinking of buying one
08-14-2009, 10:52 PM
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thinking of buying one
i have the chance to buy a 87 corolla 2 doors rwd (AE86) its a beater but its cheap. it says it has a stuck starter, and its not getting fuel. what could be wrong with it? i know cars and repair but i'm no great at diagnoisics.
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08-18-2009, 03:52 AM
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Gezz there could be many problems. Cool

Stuct starter? Solonoid could be faulty, starter motor could need a rebuild, teeth on the main sprocket could be totally worn.

No fuel could be a faulty fuel pump, blown fuel pump fuse, blocked fuel line, clogged up fuel filter etc etc.

best to get the car and just carry out some simple tests like making sure the fuel pump is getting power and that it is flowing petrol. Quite simple tests really, also make sure there is fuel in the tank Banging head

Im bias, I would buy one no matter what, I love them and my ones in peices and I still love it more than any other car.

I once read that you shouldnt believe everything you read.
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08-18-2009, 09:44 PM
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Stuck starter? 95% of the problems with starters are bad or old batteries. They appear to be in perfect condition and everything else works on the car but in fact they do not have enough juice to power the startermotor. It sounds like it does a quarter or half revolution and then it stops. So it could be wise to bring along a spare battery to see if it then does more than one revolution when starting. Wink

Also 95% of the time when the engine is not getting (enough) fuel the fuelpump is broken or working badly. Bring along a spare one (borrowed) and see if it works. Wink

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