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Sparty
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Sparty Apr 17, 4:42am - #157055 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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Michigan
couple of problems in car...

1. for some reason now my car starts not as fast as it used to start... what might be the problem? i was thinkin about cleaning fuel system or changing sparks... anyone know what might be the problem?

2. ok, went to do an allignment couple of weeks ago because my car was kinda going to the right all the time...they said that the previous owner must've hit a curb or something and now front tires dont line up...basically the axle is moved to the right a bit...this probably wont be covered by extended warranty? and any ideas on how much it would cost to fix it? i know it all depends, but how much would a job like this cost usually? thanks.
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Evan
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Evan Apr 17, 4:45am - #157056 

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2003 Toyota Celica GT

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Washington
For #2, if the previous owner caused the damage, and you bought it certified (if you did, that is), then it should definitely be covered by the warranty.

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5280vvti
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5280vvti Apr 17, 4:52am - #157057 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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CO
#1.) How long have you had the car? It has been my experience that once Toyotas begin to break in more, and get older they just start a little slower. Mine does it, and our Solara does it as well. smile
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hephaestus
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hephaestus Apr 17, 11:28am - #157058 
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New Jersey
#1. Try a tune-up with the injectors cleaned and all that. Maybe an engine flush with some real good oil like redline might help with start ups.
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DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS Apr 17, 1:52pm - #157059 

Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

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Lafayette, LA
#1. Clean youre MAF Sensor, temp probe, make sure the Air Filter is clean. Clean throttle plate, valve inside throttle plate (check install guide, I believe it's IAP valve)

Also, make sure your battery is good, and get a grounding kit.

Other than that, Celicas take a while to turn over, especially GTS,

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