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SmutasticGT
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Florida
Jun 26, 8:33am - #208431 
acceleration problems

my acceleration on my celica has always been very good, like when i tap the pedal the car responds very quickly however yesturday on my way back home to tampa after a 3 and a half hour drive i noticed that when i press down the gas pedal nothing would happen...the car responded very slow and when i pressed down harder the car would jump into the 3 or 4 rpm range...(maybe im just paranoid) but anywayz any input guys as too why this happens? and oh yah i also suspected my Injen cone filter due to the fact that it hasent been cleaned in two oil changes ago...i do it every 3500 miles

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ravertony
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2002 Super White Toyota Celica
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2002 Toyota Celica

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MADERA, CA
Jun 26, 9:02am - #208432 
it could be the filter since it may not be gettin air to make it go... if not im throwin a big guess that its your clutch man.. since when they dont work as good anymore they dont engage very well like your describin

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Sultan
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Philadelphia, PA
Jun 26, 9:44am - #208433 
clean your filter and mafs...

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silver
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California
Jun 26, 8:24pm - #208434 
Downshift. tongue

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LostAngel
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Pennsylvania
Jun 26, 8:29pm - #208435 
Does your throttle cable need tightened?

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celicafourotwo
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2000 Toyota Celica

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Nebraska
Jun 26, 9:13pm - #208436 
how about new spark plug??


Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Virgilson
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Pomona, CA
Jun 26, 10:41pm - #208437 
tune up thumbsup

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darksidecelica
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2001 Toyota Celica

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Jun 26, 10:55pm - #208438 
try a tune up, tightening ur throttle cable, clean ur filter and mafs

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sickcelica696
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2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica
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Annapolis, MD
Jul 15, 5:51pm - #208439 
clutch

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Chelica815
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2000 Silver Toyota Celica
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San Francisco -The Bay
Jul 15, 7:09pm - #208440 
When you guys say Tune Up...does that mean bring the car to a Toyota Dealership and pay for a Tune Up? If so, how much does that run?


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celicafourotwo
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Jul 16, 9:55am - #208441 
^^all depend..oil change for 26..other stuff, no idea..u can do ur own oil change for 20


Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Gen7fan
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Maryland
Jul 16, 10:29am - #208442 
How many miles are on your celica?

Things to look into: MAF, trans fluid, Air Filter, spark plugs, clutch, and lift bolts.

Start with the most simple thing and go on down the list, sounds like the clutch to me, rpms shooting up but the speed does not follow inline sounds like the gears slipping.

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hkysk8r86
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jul 16, 10:41am - #208443 
This is why I love carmax, it's only $80 for a full tune-up.
Check and balance all fluids
Tire swap and alighnment
Put new grease and stuff on whats needed
cleans all air filters
oil change
... there's other stuff, but it's great. I only pay 19.95 for parts in my engine if they go south, like when I blew my engine mounts, they replaced all 3 of them for $20, LoL and they put Polyurethane mounts in, and yes, i do notice a difference with poly mounts.

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cja252
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2002 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Colorado
Jul 16, 10:50am - #208444 
where else can you get a tune up for a low price like car max. we dont have them here?

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hkysk8r86
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jul 16, 10:51am - #208445 
:shrugs: I'd say jiffy lube or something maybe

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