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Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:35 am
by abeans
Yes sir that's what I got brand new.

2010833 (201-0833) Beck/arnley.

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:01 am
by Magroo
If I remember correctly its one single wire thst runs from the temp sensor through a junction connector near the ecu. I would start at the junction block and check for continuity in both directions.

I made a thread a long time ago about that junction connector let me see if I can dig it up.

Edit; found it. This is when I was building a new engine harness.

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=52672&p=484797#p484797

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:40 am
by abeans
Magroo wrote:If I remember correctly its one single wire thst runs from the temp sensor through a junction connector near the ecu. I would start at the junction block and check for continuity in both directions.

I made a thread a long time ago about that junction connector let me see if I can dig it up.

Edit; found it. This is when I was building a new engine harness.

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=52672&p=484797#p484797


That may help. I have the toyota manual(s) which are helpful... What is the other single wire sensor off this block? It's got a larger base maybe 22mm or 7/8 and it has a pig tail off of it to a grey plug

This harness isn't exactly winning any awards, but it's leaps and bounds better then the mess i ripped out from the car, i planned on redoing it eventually, once i get all the bugs sorted.

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:13 pm
by Magroo
I cant remember exactly think that's for either the cold start injector or the ac. Leaning more towards cold start.

I think the vacuum port looking thing is for the evap system.

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:56 pm
by underscore
You may find this thread helpful viewtopic.php?f=10&t=42290

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:03 am
by abeans
That is helpful, thank you.

Im going to spend a bit more time on it to try to get it to work, the coolant sensor setup seems needlessly complicated, especially for an old car.

If i can't get it to work right i might just give it it's own standalone circuit and sensor. Get a SPAL relay with a sensor and hit a temp send 12v to the fan. Easy.

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:09 pm
by abeans
I gave up on the stock coolant switches. Needlessly complicated. Ended up pulling the trigger on a SPAL relay kit so it will be all standalone on some good fresh wiring and sensors.

Weekend project is dashboard. - Parts car i couldn't get it out in one piece. - Maroon car it was already broke (in the same spot no less) So i junkyard'ed this one (getting pretty good at this pulling apart Celica stuff now.)

It was a dark blue color, so wasn't going to run it As-is... so i decided to flock it. It turned out pretty good (still have some excess material on it) Looks decent with the grey trim pieces as well.

Messy job, would not do again. Might end up doing the A-pillers as well later though.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rUx3nSmPWc

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:06 pm
by abeans
Original New JDM bumper acquired. Got one of the ebay replica bumper supports as well... Longer term mod. Somewhere between car driving around good and paint. :D

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Putting more details in here:

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=53624

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:48 pm
by abeans
f*** this cars e-brake drum brakes! :pissed: #1 Bendix R529 does not fit. Must be for a rear drum brake car.

#2 I ordered 2 spring kits... and they do not include the parts needed to redo the e/drum brake setup.

So.. for now pressing on with no ebrake. :bangshead:

Installed a 5mm spacer on the rear as it seems like the +35 wheels with the 245s are a little close for my liking to the strut.. Not crazy about running spacers + hub centric rings (that barely will touch the hub now) Might revist my wheel selection in the future.
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Dropped the tank again (Best part of this car, so easy) to clean it up as well with POR-15 and the gas tank straps. Sand blasted them first, they were in pretty bad shape.
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This was the last rear wheel bearing. This is the timken tried and true combo for a rear wheel bearing.

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Parts car came with a whiteline sway bar so i threw that on since the old endlinks were stuck to the old struts.

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Seems like the parts car came with standard non all-trac sized brakes on all 4 corners. Really strange...

Pretty close to moving under its own power, need to bleed brakes... Also should drop driveshaft and do the rear pinion seal as its got a bad case of the weaps for quite awhile before i owned it.

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:37 am
by abeans
Moving under its own power. (testing brakes too) Good milestone.

https://youtu.be/FCRYLRfsPtc

Thanks for the help and support getting me here.


Next up, powersteering ( dumb belt tensioner, possible leaky hose ) and rear pinion seal

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:08 am
by abeans
Well i tried playing with my radiator fan wiring got that working. Which is good news.

Bad news is the car is overheating, my basic troubleshooting shows that upper radiator hose is super hot lower is cold.

Seems like thermostat to me... Running a brand new OE took it all apart to make sure its not plugged. Fresh water, no change.

Guess i need to take it apart again.

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:36 am
by abeans
I pulled the other thermostat from the parts cars engine, going to throw them both in some hot water this weekend if weather complies.

Here is a photo to keep someone happy, that might be reading (Assuming im not talking to myself here)

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Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:56 am
by underscore
Worst case you can always gut the thermostat for the time being, that way you know for sure it's not a problem.

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:47 am
by abeans
underscore wrote:Worst case you can always gut the thermostat for the time being, that way you know for sure it's not a problem.

Yeah that's a good idea, does it need the thermostat to seal properly? I can't imagine it could be anything else, but I'd be pretty dissapointed if my brand new water pump failed...

Part of me is not took suprised by this, poor engine cooling passages had so much gunk in it. I did my best to flush it while it was apart I know it flows across fine, rain some Preston's flush through it too... Hoping I just got a bad thermostat.

Re: abeans st185 - Kill 1 Save Another

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:46 pm
by underscore
It'll need the oring that goes around the thermostat, I don't know if it'll stay in place by itself though.