About Toyota Cressida
Toyota Cressida is a mid-size car manufactured by Toyota from December 1976 until 1992. The first Cressida was derived from the Toyota Corona Mark II, it started production in 1976. Until 1992 Toyota Cressida had been produced through four generations. Since its production, it had always been Toyota's flagship sedan and finally was replaced by Toyota Avalon in North America.
The third generation Toyota Cressida (X70; 1984-1988) was introduced in 1984 for the 1985 model year as the MX73 sedan. It mainly carried over trim levels from previous generation (X60; 1980-1984). There was only one 2.8 L 5M-GE SOHC inline 6-cylinder engine available and 3-speed and 4-speed automatic transmissions as well as 4-speed and 5-speed manual transmissions. Then in 1988, the larger fourth generation Toyota Cressida (X80; 1988-1992) was introduced for the 1989 model year - the final generation for the Cressida in North America. It then featured a new, more powerful 3.0 L 190 hp 7M-GE straight inline 6-cylinder engine with 185 lb of torque, which was attached to a 4-speed A340 automatic transmission.
Toyota Cressida Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
It is not rare that as accumulation of mileage, problems would start to appear on Toyota Cressida. In order to help you diagnose and solve them in time, here we provide two most common ones:
First, suspension problem. According to Toyota Cressida owners' description, this problem would show signs as vehicle tilting to one side, which caused uneven tire wear. At the meanwhile, vehicle handling became more sluggish and vehicle gave out grinding or rattling noises. If you also notice that your Toyota Cressida is bottoming out, then you had better check the coil springs, coil spring insulator, sway bar bushing, shock and strut mount.
Second, engine and cooling system go wrong. Actually, the cooling system failure would also impact the engine performance. In general, the temperature gauge reading would be very high or changing erratically, leaking coolant causes engine overheating. Dirt, grime and carbon deposits on the inside of the housing also cause the engine in a rough idle. If you do not want your Toyota Cressida engine suffered from these, throttle body gasket, drive belt, thermostat and radiator hose in it needs meticulous maintenance.
The most important is you could never ignore some auto parts in your Toyota Cressida, especially some used daily. For example, the air conditioning used in heating summer and bitter winter most frequently, the fan blade of this system easily go break. You need pay enough attention to it. Not to mention the seat belt, what you have to buckle up every time sitting in the car.
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