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  • Got another Tercel

    The 91 blew it's top.
    Found a sweet 94, first 4 cylinder automatic for me,
    that can out-run it's own shadow.

    In fact I'm quite pleased with the tranny's performance.
    It's a three speed , no mention of over-drive or lock-up
    torque-converter.

    It seems to back down on the rpms @ precisely 52 mph.
    Is this a function directly related to vehical-speed?

    Throttel and load don't seem to influence it much,
    just a tad curious about how it works.
    Thanks
    VG
    sigpicViceGrip
    Negative people have a problem for every solution

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    I'm no expert on Toyota tech, but my 88 Land Cruiser's torque converter locks in at exactly 50 mph and the rpms drop accordingly. I don't think it's mentioned in the manual, either.
    If I remember correctly, my 89 Prism (Corolla) did it, too, but at 45 mph.
    I could sure use a Tercel like that these days. Sounds like a good find.
    Galen <><
    Retired Air Force
    HH140, TA185, TD Cutmaster 52, Smith O/A, and too much other stuff for my suburban abode.

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    • #3
      Thanks

      I spose, if there were a tack, it would show the speedometer, & tack
      as directly proportional.
      Cheers
      VG
      sigpicViceGrip
      Negative people have a problem for every solution

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      • #4
        youll pry my toytoa starlet from my cold dead hands !!!!

        when we rebuilt the engine and tranny ( just did it in case)

        engine and tranny were beautiful,

        less than .002 wear on the crank and rod bearings.

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