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Sluggish Performance/Lack of Power/Low Idles #426260 Mar 26, 11:22am Mar 26, 11:22am
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Sluggish Performance/Lack of Power/Low Idles
Hi All,

I've 73K on my car and was too cheap to take it to dealer for tune-up so did it myself. I have done on my Celica 2001 GT:

1. Replaced Air Filter
2. Replaced Spark Plugs
3. Adjusted Throttle
4. Cleaned MAF and Throttle body 2 times with Air Intake Cleaner
5. Changed Transmission Fluid
6. Flushed Coolant and Power Steering Fluid.
7. Bottle of Fuel Injector
8. Replaced pcv valve
9. Replaced Drive Belt with Gatorback Belt


It was running smooth for about a month and now I started noticing sluggish performace/lack of power when accelerating and also low idles (400-500) when coming to a stop. I've spend 2 days researching problem on different forums but haven't found anything. Could it be the Gatorback belt (last thing I replaced on my celica) or MAF that's causing this? Pls help.

Re: Sluggish Performance/Lack of Power/Low Idles [Re: anvle] #426261 Mar 26, 6:14pm Mar 26, 6:14pm
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I would clean the MAF again and clean your grounding points on the engine.

Re: Sluggish Performance/Lack of Power/Low Idles [Re: maingear] #426262 Mar 26, 8:57pm Mar 26, 8:57pm
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damn i wish i knew how to do all of that. my car could really use it.

Re: Sluggish Performance/Lack of Power/Low Idles [Re: v4shj16] #426263 Mar 26, 9:03pm Mar 26, 9:03pm
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Hi All,

I cleaned MAF sensor but still same problem. Also use volt meter test and it's showing 2.05ohm. According the vol2 repair manual, it should be between 2.21-2.69ohm. Dooes this mean I've a bad MAF?

Thanks again!!!

Re: Sluggish Performance/Lack of Power/Low Idles [Re: anvle] #426264 Mar 26, 9:05pm Mar 26, 9:05pm
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Went to toyota dealer today and they wanted $139 for the MAF. Don't have the money for it yet so I will probably get it when I get pay next week. Is there an aftermarket MAF sensor for a Celica?

Thanks.

Re: Sluggish Performance/Lack of Power/Low Idles [Re: anvle] #426265 Mar 27, 1:22am Mar 27, 1:22am
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Did you use a Fluke meter or a high quality digital multimeter? We have to get our meters calibrated here at work. I was shocked to see how many meters are off! It should be easy to remoce the connector and check it again.
You have any friends that work on airplanes? Their meter will be calibrated.

Never heard of an aftermarket

Re: Sluggish Performance/Lack of Power/Low Idles [Re: maingear] #426266 Mar 27, 8:42am Mar 27, 8:42am
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Hi maingear,

NOt sure how to calibrate the digital multimeter but I can ask a friend at work. As for cleaning the grounding points on the engine, is there a cleaning product to use and also where is it located?

thanks again.

Re: Sluggish Performance/Lack of Power/Low Idles [Re: anvle] #426267 Mar 27, 6:34pm Mar 27, 6:34pm
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Originally Posted by anvle
Hi maingear,

Not sure how to calibrate the digital multimeter but I can ask a friend at work. As for cleaning the grounding points on the engine, is there a cleaning product to use and also where is it located?

thanks again.


Try ispropal (spelled correctly?) alcohol.


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Re: Sluggish Performance/Lack of Power/Low Idles [Re: Polykarb] #426268 Mar 27, 6:49pm Mar 27, 6:49pm
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(Isopropyl) i think

the meter has to be sent to a company to verify that the meter is correct, that's how it is calibrated.

It's like cleaning a battery post, just not as nasty. I like 3M scotch bright. I think it is by the S.O.S. pads in the cleaning section in stores. If anything metallic is used, the connection will corrode again. on airplanes, we use petroleum jelly to coat grounding straps before assembly, then after assembly to protect the parts from moisture, copper antiseize can be used also(like what is put on a lawnmower spark plug). (Two different molecules cannot occupy the same space, so it acts as a barrier)

Some guys at work have coated their ground connections with RTV, to later find that it held moisture in, and made the problem worse.

Re: Sluggish Performance/Lack of Power/Low Idles [Re: Polykarb] #426269 Mar 27, 6:49pm Mar 27, 6:49pm
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https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1953402305_0_collapsed_2__1.html


If you look in the third Pic you can see two of the ground wires (They are white)

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