I recently bought a '91 celica gts, and I was actually happy about it, before I brought the car to the mechanic. Well I already new the power steering fluid was leaking, but he told me the problem was not only that. Here are the problems that he said my car had:
Power steering leak : ~450 labor/parts
Engine Oil Leak : ~600 labor/parts
breaks need to be changed : ~400 or something like that
alternator needs to be changed : ~250 labor/parts
I was honestly shocked. I'm also new to this market and stuff. This one is my first car after all. I told him to change the alternator only and leave the other stuff for a later time.
I don't know how do you guys handle your car repairs but is there any way to do the basic stuff by myself, for example buying the break discs and changing it?
And one more thing? I don't have a manual or somethig like that for the car. I searched the internet and also this website to find out the specifications, but I only find that of the 7th generation celica. If you can help me out with those stuff, I would appreciate that. Drive safe