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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby gt4tified » Fri May 29, 2020 2:21 am

FC Zach wrote:I also recently got a couple packs of poly bushings from a friend for the rear of a 185 (and possibly others) so with that said if anyone is interested in a pack I'll part with the other pack (one pack will do both sides).

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Sure, let me know how much shipped to 33206-3206.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:18 pm

Wasn't a whole lot going on with the Celica and definitely not now! Until a few weeks ago, things were great with it and all was well. Despite diagnosing the timing issue which oddly followed some maintenance I had done to the front of the engine (new cam seals and oil pump o-ring, adjustable gears, belt, and PS pump leak fix). After finding that issue was actually a code and was caused by a failed TPS, I replaced sensor and drove the car for a short while. . . Till my transmission decided that shifting out of fifth gear was optional. :bangshead: I came to a stop at a traffic light and of all the lights to break down at, it had to be one of the busiest ones in town!

The funny thing is, I was on my way to meet my wife to drive to Bowling Green, KY to trade her car in for a 4Runner, I'm actually kind of happy this happened when it did because I'll definitely need something else to drive since this wont be a quick fix. I was able to limp it home but at the expense of my Exedy stage 2 three puck (I can't wait to see what it looks like now). . . LOL I just rode the crap out of the clutch till I built up enough speed to somewhat move along without pressing the clutch pedal (the engine still bogged down bad), the posted speed was only 45 so I could never get to an acceptable RPM.

Anyway, the car sat at my in-laws till I could get back to access the damage. I was able to get it out of gear and while leaving, I noticed reverse was rough too. I did limp it home but I stayed out of fifth. Once I got home I tested my luck with fifth and reverse some more and they are both tough to shift in and out of. My guess is that the clutch hub(whatever the assembly is called that the the shift fork moves) is bad (there is nothing wrong with the cables) so I'll definitely need to pull the engine/trans for this :cry:

All that said, I'm the proud new owner of an Acura MDX and looking at the silver lining, I'm glad this happened when it did and that we didn't trade in her Acura. This is definitely the newest, nicest, and probably fastest vehicle I've ever owned. At least it's AWD, the 300hp helps too :)

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I'll update this thread whenever I get around to tearing into her. The good news is that I don't have to and I can take my sweet time, which will possibly be when it cools off some more :D
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby autojumbled » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:01 pm

You've been using an ST185 as a daily/only car?! LOL brave man

Any idea at all what the fault could be? Thinking clutch rather than gearbox?
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby underscore » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:09 pm

If it's only 2 of the gears acting up it shouldn't be the clutch. I'd check the whole cable system again to be sure and maybe pull just the selector systen out of the top of the trans and check it before pulling the whole thing out. I had issues with 5/R in my GTS and then lost them, it turned out somehow the sugar cube had come
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:16 pm

autojumbled wrote:You've been using an ST185 as a daily/only car?! LOL brave man

Ha Ha! Yep, it wasn't easy but I was able to pull it off. . I'm pretty good with turning wrenches so at least I can do my own repairs :) It will soon be registered as an antique auto (25 years in TN), I'll do that when the current tag expires. I have already switched to Hagerty insurance with a stated value, so it's daily days are long gone. Before the trans incident happened, I was waiting patiently for the GR Yaris but sadly the official announcement was made that the US will not get it :roll: So now, in the meantime while I drive my wife's hand-me-downs LOL, the flavor of the week for me currently is the RS Fucus (if I can find one).

autojumbled wrote:Any idea at all what the fault could be? Thinking clutch rather than gearbox?

Doubt it's the clutch, all other gears shift as the should. Definitely gear box but I'll find out for sure when I get motivated.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:18 pm

underscore wrote:If it's only 2 of the gears acting up it shouldn't be the clutch. I'd check the whole cable system again to be sure and maybe pull just the selector systen out of the top of the trans and check it before pulling the whole thing out. I had issues with 5/R in my GTS and then lost them, it turned out somehow the sugar cube had come


Thanks but I'm positive it's not the cables. I've had both off and both move freely. . the trans did not.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby underscore » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:45 pm

I was going to say they could be stretched but if the trans isn't moving that's pretty definitive lol. Hopefully it's just something in the selector mechanism up top.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:02 pm

I don't know, we shall see. My bet is that it's a clutch hub (or whatever it's called that the fork moves).
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:54 am

MY apologies, I'm calling the assembly that I'm thinking of a "clutch hub" (an internal transmission part, really not sure of the actual part name). I definitely didn't mean to imply the actual clutch but after rereading the last comments and wondering why the clutch was mentioned, I see now. .
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby transneptunian » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:15 pm

Damn brother. Hate to see one as nice as yours go down like that. Any updates?
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:21 pm

No updates since, except cleaning her up and setting aside till I feel like pulling everything. That and was waiting for the weather to get cooler. . . That has happened so it's just getting motivated now :)
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby transneptunian » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:36 pm

Good luck man.

I live with the same fears daily as a fellow sr185 daily driver lol.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby alltrac801 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:04 pm

transneptunian69 wrote: I live with the same fears daily as a fellow sr185 daily driver lol.


So much truth in this statement lol That's why I have two St185's now
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:30 pm

I loved driving my AllTrac daily, especially up until recently because the longer I had it, the more I was able to fix all the little issues to make it a trustworthy car that I had confidence in taking anywhere. . But after having said that, there was always the scary thought of the car getting destroyed by anything out of my control and because of that very thought, I'm happy I'm driving something else.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby transneptunian » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:44 pm

I’ve been pretty fortunate so far. It hasn’t left me stranded and besides having to replace the clutch and master clutch cylinder, I haven’t had any major issue. It’s pretty low mileage though. I figure why buy a car if you’re not going to daily, or at least drive often. I have a newer van or a beater truck also I could be driving, it just feels better to drive the trac. Definitely smart to at least have another reliable car while owning one of these though. Gives you the piece of mind to work on it in your own time and not seemed rushed or burdened by HAVING to get it fixed.

Are you planning to just get it back to where it was or working on any new bits?
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