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  1. Rod Knock sound at cold start

    ENGINE
    TL;DR: When you start the cold engine (sometimes) it makes a sound as if the engine has thrown a rod or spun a bearing. Video of the engine making the sound is attached. So about 7-8 months ago my engine (2ZZ-GE) started to make a sound. when i start it when its cold, sometimes (2 times out...
  2. 04 Celica immobiliser

    Advanced Technical Discussion
    Hi all, So I'm in a bit of A pickle it would seem.. My one and only complete key has gone walkabout and my spare is just the key itself, the engine cranks but won't start so my assumption is that the Australian model is the same as the Jap or Euro model with built in immobiliser and the key...
  3. car starts, backfires then dies

    Repair & Maintenance
    Hey guys, so I got a 2003 2zz from a wrecked celica and put it into my 2001 mr2. When I try to start it, it turns on and half the time it backfires but every time it dies on me. It shoots up the 1500 rpms go a sec or two then dies. It also dies immediately when I push the gas pedal down. It...
  4. Idling problem--- because of the ac?

    Repair & Maintenance
    So my A/C works but it takes a while for it to get cold so I decided to try the A/c pro. After doing so, my engine takes a while to warm up to the middle position and if I use my AC, my engine's thermostat would actually drop down 1 bar so if I'm at a stop, my rpm would rev up and down. Car...
  5. Oil pressure drop at lift engagement!!! Pls help.

    Repair & Maintenance
    Hi mates...would really appreciate if anyone can pls guide me on what could be wrong with the engine of my 2001 JDM Celica. Engine: Stock 2ZZGE 6MT Engine sounds good, performs really good. Very Good acceleration. Oil used: Castrol Edge 5W-40 (summer temp. in my country is appx 35 deg celsius...
  6. Brakes wearing out fast! Help

    Suspension & Brake Tuning
    Hi, i have a 2001 Celica GTS 2ZZGE 6MT which i usually drive only on weekends. I do push it to the limit when i drive it on the streets on the weekend nights with my frnds....but it seems my OEM front brake pads are wearing out every 1500 kms!! :smug: I replaced the brake booster, checked...
  7. Very worried about my tranny 02 GT-S 6 speed

    General Discussion
    Hey guys its been a while since my last post. I wanted to ask you guys for your opinions on some things I am experiencing with my transmission. I have had the car for about 7-8 months now and I've put on 11,000 miles, now it's at 144,445. I still have much trouble shifting smoothly. I have a...
  8. axle mount and transmission problems

    Repair & Maintenance
    Hey guys so I recently picked up a 00 celica gt with a six speed swap. Unfortunately whoever did the swap used the wrong mount to hold the passenger side axle onto the engine. Sorry about the wording but the mount was only held on by the bottom bolt which was bent so the whole axle shaft was...
  9. would this be a problem for me, pipe not connected to anything?

    Repair & Maintenance
    I bought a Celica GT 2000, it had a lot of miles so I decided to buy a newer engine 1zzfe (45k) for it. I had my mechanic back in Pennsylvania install it. I moved to New York 2 months ago. Two days ago I opened up the hood and noticed that there was a pipe not connected to anything (picture 1...
  10. Unknown Car Issues?

    Repair & Maintenance
    Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong area, I'm new to this website. But I have a 2001 Toyota Celica GT 5-speed that I picked up off of craigslist about half a year ago, and am having a few issues with it. So far in the past week, my car has lost power completely while I was driving it. I was...
  11. Problem starting after....

    Repair & Maintenance
    Hey everyone, this site it great! :wiggle: I'm new here and this is my first post here, so hello. So a few days ago, I bought a used 2001 celica gt Manual, 5speed, i love it, but since I am learning how to drive a manual, "never drove one" i have been stalling more than i would like :AF: Now...
  12. New here and having a gas tank issue, I think?

    Introduction Zone
    Hey guys, any help with this would be appreciated. I have an '02 Celi GT. I just got the car (inherited). Went to fill up today and as soon as I squeezed the handle to put gas in it let off as if the tank was full. The display on the panel shows it at a 1/4 tank. Now, obviously I know the...
  13. Manual Trans. shifting problem

    Repair & Maintenance
    Hi, I just bought a 03 Celica gts and I am having shifting problems. The car was shifting just fine until I couldn't shift into reverse (6 speed manual). It feels as if it was blocked, and the 1st and 2nd gear have a lot of play. Please help. Thank you.
  14. H.I.D. reaches temp then shuts off?

    Appearance Mods
    Hi everyone, So I picked up a set of 6000k Kaixen HID's and installed them with ease about a week ago. So everything was working perfect and the light output was awesome. Then, for some reason the hid in drivers side headlight stopped working. When i turn the lights on, both work, but as soon...
  15. 2ZZ-GE tore apart my clutch, pressure plate and flywheel.

    Repair & Maintenance
    2 days ago i finished my 2ZZ-GE swap, and curious thing happened as i was shifting from 3rd to 4th: Everything went smooth with the shift, 4th engaged well and second and a half after the clutch was fully released it suddenly tried (as if i shifted Again) to overrev as if it went from 4th...
  16. Repeated CEL caused by low octane fuel?

    Repair & Maintenance
    So I just bought my Celica from a big Honda dealer in AZ and I've been in and out of the shop for about 3 weeks now. To make it short, Honda and Toyota have done repairs on the car and the CEL keeps coming back. What I would like to know is if lower octane fuel such as 87 and 89 would cause my...
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