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KooL Nov 3, 7:42pm - #57565 
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car problems help on GTS?

i have this werid problem where my car will stall like at 5500 rpm slightly only. it stills revs over like regular but then it doesn't have the vvtli kicking in also. could it be valve problems, spark plugs, electrical, or anything eles. any answers comments would help, thanks
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XxMerlinxX Nov 3, 7:46pm - #57566 
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Kind of sounds like the lift bolts might be broken. Anybody wanna confirm this?

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guitars34 Nov 3, 7:53pm - #57567 

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Does it have this problem even after the car has warmed up all the way?
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KooL Nov 3, 7:55pm - #57568 
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yes it does and i feel helpless because the cars feels very slow at high rpm
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guitars34 Nov 3, 7:56pm - #57569 

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sounds like lift bolts. BUMMER what year and how many miles are on your car.
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KooL Nov 3, 8:03pm - #57570 
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2000 celica with 62,000 miles. what is gonna happen if i don't get if fix
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guitars34 Nov 3, 8:05pm - #57571 

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I don't know what the long term effects of this will be but you have to get it fixed. Even though I hate all dealer work This is one you will have to take to them. I don't know the exact cost but it will be pricey.
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KooL Nov 3, 8:13pm - #57572 
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man that really sucks to be me, because i was hopping to do a lot more with other mods. well to bad now. man i wonder how much that would cost. thumbsdown confused cry
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Steven Nov 3, 8:35pm - #57573 
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sounds like a broken lift bolt.
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2KCelicaGTS Nov 4, 8:43am - #57574 
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is this a fix that a Toyota Dealer has to do, or can someone whos pretty good with rebuilding engines do? I'm just asking because my neighbor rebuilds all sorts of engines, and just in case this happens *knock knock knocK* i wont be out too much money.

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Octaandy Nov 4, 10:46am - #57575 
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Originally Posted by guitars34

I don't know the exact cost but it will be pricey.


I thought that the dealership's were supposed to eat the cost of shitty parts...toyota knows that the older 7th gen's had weak lift bolts and so they upgraded in the last couple years...so if you go to them to get ur's replaced...shouldn't it be no charge??
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Double_Ohh_GTS Nov 5, 4:39am - #57576 
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could be signs of the clutch going, that's what i felt, i do a lot of highway driving and it felt powerless in the higher revs, like if i was hitting the throttle in 6th to pass. it was the most frustrating feeling imaginable. finally it was it would rev up in low gear but wouldn't catch and that's when i figured out i needed a new clutch, thumbsdown just a potential diagnosis
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vvtlr Nov 5, 7:57am - #57577 

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Sorry to say this to you but I know for sure your lift bolt(s) are broken. I had the exact same problem. My car would bogg at about 6k rpm and an obvious absence of the high rpm lift power after the bogg. I recomend no matter how much it costs to have the toyota dealer make this repair. I repaired my own and I ran into other complications. The oil guide shaft rotated 90 degrees with the broken bolt(Intake side) still inside creating a groove inside the bore making it almost impossible to remove the shaft. Anyways, It took me almost 10 hrs. to fix my vvtl. It works just like it used to but I would highly recomend you have the dealer fix it!!!!

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