View Full Version : leaky injectors?

08-17-2006, 01:46 AM
I've got a friend who took her car into the shop recently. They told her the problem was leaking fuel injectors and that they needed to be replaced. They are quoting some obscence amount of $ for the replacement of them. The car is a 94 tercel. She insists it's the 1.5L, I haven't done my research but i just assumed it had the same motor as my car. . .they say its a pain to get to them. I've never had to pull injectors before so i don't know how time intensive its going to be.

is it worth my time to do it if she hands me the injectors?

08-17-2006, 01:53 AM
there easy to get to on that car.

08-17-2006, 01:55 AM
This belongs in the General Forum, not OT.

08-17-2006, 01:57 AM
eh, i didn't know where to put it with it not being a celica. I guess it still applies and is a toyota. . .can i move it in edit?

08-17-2006, 01:59 AM
so, how much time should I set aside for such a swap, are they similar to spark plugs in their removal (minus purging the fuel rail and disconnecting lines). As in, do they just screw out and screw back in?

08-17-2006, 02:05 AM
what is the problem she is having?

08-17-2006, 02:07 AM
if the injectors are leaking... they dont get replaced. you only replace the o-rings on them. its a really easy job, but you do have to deal with fuel. you can look up the instructions in the online bgb..as long as her tercel has an 7afe

08-17-2006, 02:07 AM
not sure, i'm leaving her a message as i type (which i guess is difficult after a 10+ hr shift...and paint fumes).

08-17-2006, 02:16 AM
Moving to General :)

08-17-2006, 02:18 AM

08-17-2006, 03:44 AM
they just pop in after you take the fuel rail off.

08-17-2006, 06:59 AM
smelled of gas (like a lot...she went into great detail). Supposedly the guy said that it spews gas out one injector and leaks out two others. He said it's a pain in the ass and (according to her) "pretty much every thing needed to be replaced. I'm going to look at it on friday.

08-17-2006, 08:26 AM
You can do it. A haynes manual should explain it. Get new TOYOTA o-ring kits for them. see simple and easy. enjoy. Post some pics on here maybe we can help you smore.

08-19-2006, 07:35 PM
she took it in before i could get back to her. looks like she'll be paying ~$600 for it.

08-19-2006, 07:40 PM
Rediculous. sometimes girls just scare me. You could do it for about 20 bux and a few hours of time.

08-19-2006, 07:48 PM