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Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post but I need some help and thought I'd come to the experts! I have a Celica (2004) and have had it for 6 months. Last month the ABS light started flashing when stationary. Local garages can't find a fault but Toyota said it was a faulty ECU unit so I had this replaced with a secondhand ECU but I still have the same problem. It has now cost me around £300 and I'm no closer to it being fixed. Has anyone else had this problem or can suggest what I might try to fix it. It's an MOT failure so I don't have long to sort it out. Thanks so much for any help you can give me! Jackie
Wondering what money my Toyota Celica 25th Anniversary is worth?
made in 1997
100th one made out of 250
im 2nd owner
literally nothing wrong and no signs of anything to come
completely spotless interior and exterior
thoughts on what it would be worth please
Gentlemen (and Ladies)
So two weeks ago, my middle section decided that it no longer wanted to be attached to my back box. After a week of driving with what sounded like a bags of nails in my exhaust, I decided to go for a stainless catback system. My thought was, I would like a bit more noise, and it should be more efficient, due to reducing back pressure.
For the week before the mod (without the backbox attached), i seemed to get really good mpg, but on the first half a tank after the mod, the fuel gauge is dropping remarkably quickly.....and my driving style hasnt changed- if anything I'm being even more efficient so as not to get an ASBO (it's a lot louder than I thought it would be...gulp).
The new catback comes from after the post cat o2 sensor follows the standard exhaust route, and then bends under the rear suspension before bending again into the new back box. I've removed the middle box, and the new backbox is not far off being the same size, only difference is the new pipework from after the cat is 1/4" diameter bigger. That'll slightly kill air velocity, i know, but surely not much.
Any ideas on why this mpg seems to have taken a nosedive? I know the celica fuel guage likes to play about a bit, but this is a little bit too much. I'm thinking of doing an ECU reset, my thinking being this could be to do with the air/fuel mixture. I'll maybe do a MAF sensor clean too, but I'd be surprised if that was it, i clean that every time i do a service. Is there a set procedure for resetting the ECU? On other cars i've owned, if you don't follow a set procedure you can end up messing up the BSI etc. (they were french).
Any help appreciated,
Just gone to visit relatives, got half way there and could hear the exhaust blowing. Stopped off and couldn't see anything obvious from under the bonnet or from under the back of the car. Drove straight home with all windows open, had a look with a torch when on the driveway. Noise seems to be coming from the section from the manifold to the middle muffler box. The rear section looks a lot newer than the middle, so may have been replaced at some time.
As it's bank holiday everywhere seems to be closed or on limited hours, so a bit stuck for getting the car onto a ramp to take a proper look. Kiki fit are open but only got a tyre fitter in until Tuesday. Anyone else experienced this, and any rough ideas as to how much either the fast fit centres, or local garages would (or should) charge for this?
Not inclined to do stuff like this any more due to painful knees bought on by old age... Just wondering how many of my "grey pounds" I will end up parting with... Car is Avensis 1.8 vvti auto, 2001.
Many thanks in advance for member's thoughts or answers.