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HiRo-CuBe
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HiRo-CuBe Oct 4, 6:00am - #291191 
2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica
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F*cked up my car today

Well I was with my friend on the way back from Kragen going through my school. I hit lift going under a bridge and on the way out I hit a speed bump in the middle of the corner and I caught some air, landed on some loose dirt from construction, and I lost control of the car. I almost hit the median in the middle but I managed to avoid that by counter steering. I swirved like two times and I hit the sidewalk, went over it and landed in the school parking lot. My front right tire poped on the side, the curb scratched the side of the rim a little bit(it's not bent) and some fluid was leaking from underneath the car...

The car seems to run fine...the CEL light isn't on and the engine heat level seems to be fine. The clear liquid seems to be comming from the middle of the bottom of the car, through a hole that was originally there in the metal...I'm not too sure what it could be. My friend thinks it's AC fluid or water...

I'm sure my alignment got f*cked up, I gotta get a new tire, but I'm really worried about what that clear liquid could be, and how much it might cost to fix. Any ideas? Thanks
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2003cbgts
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2003cbgts Oct 4, 6:06am - #291192 

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dunno but hope its nothing to crazy... good luck thumbsup
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RookieGTS Oct 4, 6:07am - #291193 

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ouuch! man.. cry
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Chris1091
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Chris1091 Oct 4, 6:09am - #291194 
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Check your radiator fluid (although it usually isint clear) and also your tranny fluid. It's going to cost 7 million dollars to fix.

What do you mean you "hit lift"

You guys know nothing.
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shox
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shox Oct 4, 6:13am - #291195 

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Originally Posted by Chris1091
What do you mean you "hit lift"

GTS has lift, it's like VTEC, it kicks in after a certain RPM range and gives your car a boost. VVTL-i, the L means lift, GT engine is VVT-i, thus, no lift.
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HiRo-CuBe
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HiRo-CuBe Oct 4, 6:16am - #291196 
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It f*cking sucks because I JUST got back car back from Toyota after doing $4k of work to the tranny under warranty...
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Chris1091
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Chris1091 Oct 4, 6:18am - #291197 
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I'm very familiar with how the VVTL-i works, I just was not familiar with its "lingo."

You guys know nothing.
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Virgilson Oct 4, 6:30am - #291198 

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damn...
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Chelica815 Oct 4, 7:12am - #291199 
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Sucks fat ass. Sorry to hear and hope that you will get it fixed soon.

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ragingpaseo Oct 4, 9:43am - #291200 
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wow, that totally blows dude, it's a good thing the damage isn't too bad...
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Clos Oct 4, 10:40am - #291201 
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somthing is up now days, i hit someone this weekend 2, fender, and scratch my eyelid cry, thats the only thing that got me mad, my fucking eyelid cry
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Ainzmac Oct 4, 12:51pm - #291202 
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I Had my Celica 2 weeks and someone pulled out in front of me so I T-boned her... casued $8500 (Australian $'s) damage to my baby and she was of the road for 4 weeks getting fixed. All the chick who pulled out in front of me could say was "I'm glad I wasn't driving my new car" which was a piece o shit anyway... must be the time for Celica's and crashes... not good!
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AZZKIKR Oct 4, 1:00pm - #291203 

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yeah, people here seem to wreck the celica in bunches
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v3n0m Oct 4, 5:35pm - #291204 

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Should have been driving slower...go cry us a river rolleyes
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slidr Oct 4, 6:37pm - #291205 

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Originally Posted by HiRo-CuBe
It f*cking sucks because I JUST got back car back from Toyota after doing $4k of work to the tranny under warranty...
Then you should have been responsible with your car.

Clear fluid could be from your AC being on, or one of your coolant lines could have came loose or been torn.

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Rocketman Oct 4, 8:00pm - #291206 

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Originally Posted by Chris1091
I'm very familiar with how the VVTL-i works, I just was not familiar with its "lingo."


If you were very familiar with the function then you would know what the abreviation stands for... Variable Valve Timing with Lift - Intelligence tongue

DURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! " I am DURRRR very familiar DURRRRRR with how DURRRR the VVTL-i works DURRRRRR!!!!"
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Rocketman Oct 4, 8:01pm - #291207 

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Lol totally kidding. I hope I don't hurt anyones feelings. happywink
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sxyimports125 Oct 4, 8:07pm - #291208 

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I sense a little bit of hostility.
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RedSunCelica Oct 4, 9:47pm - #291209 

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OK... anyways ignoring the whole vvtil durr post lift the car and check to see where the leaking fluid is from. more then likely its your radiator since its kinda easy to bust open. also take it to a alignment shop i wouldntbe surprised if theres some seriouse damage to one of the wheels.

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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 4, 10:17pm - #291210 
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Treat it better or you'll end up walking, its not rocket science.

Need photos to see what's damaged & how badly. Clear fluid could be power steering fluid. Usually its red, but the stuff I just put in my celi is clear.
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HiRo-CuBe
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HiRo-CuBe Oct 4, 11:00pm - #291211 
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Well, I feel horrible about it and I definitely will drive safer from now on... I'm gonna take pictures of the damage once my roommate brings back the garage door opener.
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AznKhaos Oct 5, 1:35am - #291212 
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dam that suxs..

it doesnt matter wat u drive or who u driving against its all about how you drive
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xmangt1 Oct 5, 1:44am - #291213 

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Damn an accident right after getting the car back. Sorry.
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jonnyess Oct 5, 1:46am - #291214 

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Dude you gotta pick your time and place to go for lift. Appreciate that these cars stick to the road and will take you right where YOU steer em... eek

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ghostingcelica Oct 5, 2:24am - #291215 
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i'm totally paranoid now. i havent drove past 80 for weeks
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