About Toyota Celica
Toyota Celica is a sports car manufactured by Toyota from 1970 to 2006. The first Toyota Celica was introduced in 1970 at Tokyo Motor Show as a two-door hardtop coupe to compete with Ford Mustang. Until 2006, it had been produced through seven generations. In its life, Toyota Celica had received Motor Trend Import Car of the Year for 1976 and 1978 and among Consumer's Digest "Best Buy" and Car and Driver Ten Best Cars.
In October 1993, the sixth generation Toyota Celica (T200; 1993-1999) was launched for the 1994 model year. It was available in ST, ST-Limited, SR, GT, SX, SX-R, ZR and GT-Four (All-Trac) trims as well as an optional Sports Package (GT-S) in US market. ST, ST-Limited and SR were powered by a 1.8 L 7A-FE inline 4-cylinder engine while GT, SX, SX-R and ZR were powered by 2.2 L 5S-FE inline 4-cylinder engine. Engines were attached to a 4-speed automatic transmission and a 5-speed manual transmission. In July 1999, the seventh generation Toyota Celica (T230; 1999-2006) entered production. It had ZZT230 powered by 1.8 L 140 hp 4-cylinder engine and ZZT231 powered by 1.8 L 192 hp 4-cylinder engine. At the meanwhile, a new 6-speed manual transmission was added.
Toyota Celica Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Superior performance is often the design idea for sports cars without exception for Toyota Celica. However, no matter how good it is, Toyota Celica still cannot run away from natural law. And as time passes by, these common problems would happen to it:
Number one problem is engine died. According to experienced Toyota Celica drivers, engine misfiring, rough idle, stalling and reduction in power and fuel economy is not rare in it. What's more, sometimes Check Engine Light would come on as it was in no-start condition. Generally speaking, you can have a thorough inspection on ignition coil, body control module, engine control module, oxygen sensor and spark plug first before confirming which auto part is out of order.
Second one is suspension and transmission issues. Normally, suspension issue is caused by a bad coil spring insulator and show signs including Toyota Celica bottoming out, giving out excessive grinding noise while turning. As for transmission, people noticed that gears could not go into accurately or have difficulty in shifting gears, which often could be attributed to a failed shift cable, broken synchronizer ring or transfer case seal. Once any similar signs show on your Toyota Celica, you can have an inspection on these auto parts first.
Sustaining your Toyota Celica at the prime condition all the time, you need take good care of every assembled auto part in it. Seat belt actions as a protector in any accident and needs to function well consistently. Door handle makes sure passengers entry and exist Celica conveniently. And wiper blade is helpful in providing bright and clear driving vision. They are all daily use and crucial auto parts; please add them all in your maintenance plan.
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