Mechanics

HAVING PROBLEM WITH WEAK PICK-UP

1991 Toyota Tercel • 116,000 miles

I have a 1991 Toyota Tercel LE that has 116,000 miles. Had a tune-up in December, and an oil leak and A/C fixed last month. Recently, the car has no pick-up. It seems to be having trouble switching gears. Hills are the worst. Any thoughts?
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Steverou
July 27, 2012.



Timing belt? When was it changed?

Cat converter may be bad, can be checked with a back pressure check to confirm.

Is the check engine light on?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jul 27, 2012.
Thanks for the quick response. The engine light is not on. I had the timing belt changed about at about 110,000 with the front seal on the oil pump. The rear seal was changed about a month ago, and that's when I noticed the problem beginning. Is it possible that the oil leaked on the timing belt? How would I know? The catalytic converter is about 4 years old.

Tiny
Steverou
Jul 27, 2012.
Ok, I still would do a back pressure test.

Compression test would be good too.

Roy
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ASEMaster6371
Jul 28, 2012.

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