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Short Ram Intake S.O.S Please help #450038 Jun 7, 3:02pm Jun 7, 3:02pm
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Short Ram Intake S.O.S Please help
Hello everyone. I bought a 2002 Celica GT last year and I believe it has a Short Ram Intake. I am a girl who doesn't know anything about cars and I need some advice...

I started hearing a knocking noise a month or so back. The mechanic told me that perhaps the sound was from the loose Short Ram Intake/filter.

Yesterday, I reattached and tightened everything but did not disconnect my battery or pull fuses. I drove to the store and my car seemed okay but then it started surging with really high rpms. It was scary.

From reading posts, it seems maybe I need to rest the computer and clean the MAS???

Please help me. Thanks!!!!

Katie

Re: Short Ram Intake S.O.S Please help [Re: Kate2342] #450040 Jun 7, 6:33pm Jun 7, 6:33pm
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Resetting the computer (ECU) and cleaning the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor an quite easy to do. Both tasks require no special tools, only a single Philips-head screwdriver and about 10 to 15 minutes of your time. total.

Resetting the ECU:
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/267456/ecu-how-to-reset.html

Cleaning the Mass Air Flow sensor:
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/67215/maf-sensor-how-to-clean.html

Re: Short Ram Intake S.O.S Please help [Re: Kate2342] #450041 Jun 7, 6:45pm Jun 7, 6:45pm
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Originally Posted by Kate2342
I started hearing a knocking noise a month or so back. The mechanic told me that perhaps the sound was from the loose Short Ram Intake/filter.

Yesterday, I reattached and tightened everything but did not disconnect my battery or pull fuses.


You may want to have your motor mounts inspected and replaced if needed; When you rev/accelerate your engine, the entire engine leans forward and back again. It sit on top of four urethane motor-mounts. If they are old/warn, then will allow your engine to move at a greater angle than recommended. Motor mounts cost about $30/$40 for a "kit" of four, but the installation is involved and is advised to be completed by a professional.

http://www.monkeywrenchracing.com/product_info.php?products_id=482

This could very-well be the reason why 1) you hear knocking when switching between gears 2) your acceleration isn't as smooth as it once was when your Celica was band new 3) your SRI may have more "play" and is knocking against the radiator fan housing at each engine acceleration / gear shift.

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