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car problems help on GTS? #57565 Nov 3, 12:42pm Nov 3, 12:42pm
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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

Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: KooL] #57566 Nov 3, 12:46pm Nov 3, 12:46pm
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Kind of sounds like the lift bolts might be broken. Anybody wanna confirm this?


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Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: KooL] #57567 Nov 3, 12:53pm Nov 3, 12:53pm
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Does it have this problem even after the car has warmed up all the way?

Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: KooL] #57568 Nov 3, 12:55pm Nov 3, 12:55pm
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yes it does and i feel helpless because the cars feels very slow at high rpm

Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: KooL] #57569 Nov 3, 12:56pm Nov 3, 12:56pm
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sounds like lift bolts. BUMMER what year and how many miles are on your car.

Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: guitars34] #57570 Nov 3, 1:03pm Nov 3, 1:03pm
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2000 celica with 62,000 miles. what is gonna happen if i don't get if fix

Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: KooL] #57571 Nov 3, 1:05pm Nov 3, 1:05pm
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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.

Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: guitars34] #57572 Nov 3, 1:13pm Nov 3, 1:13pm
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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

Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: KooL] #57573 Nov 3, 1:35pm Nov 3, 1:35pm
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sounds like a broken lift bolt.

Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: KooL] #57574 Nov 4, 1:43am Nov 4, 1:43am
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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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Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: guitars34] #57575 Nov 4, 3:46am Nov 4, 3:46am
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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??

Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: KooL] #57576 Nov 4, 9:39pm Nov 4, 9:39pm
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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

Re: car problems help on GTS? [Re: KooL] #57577 Nov 5, 12:57am Nov 5, 12:57am
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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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