Toyota Celica 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Intercooler

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The 3S-GTE engine is equipped with an intercooler to cool the turbocharger. On 1988-89 models, the turbocharger is water-cooled. On 1990-93 models, the turbocharger is air-cooled.

1988-89 Models
  1. Disconnect the intercooler radiator water hoses.
  2.  
  3. Remove the reservoir tank water hose.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the intercooler coolant level warning sensor connector.
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  7. Disconnect the intercooler air hoses. Remove the intercooler assembly retaining bolts.
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To Install:

  1. Install the intercooler assembly retaining bolts. Connect the intercooler radiator water hoses.
  2.  
  3. Install the reservoir tank water hose.
  4.  
  5. Reconnect the intercooler coolant level warning sensor connector.
  6.  
  7. Reconnect the intercooler air hoses as necessary.
  8.  

1990-93
  1. Using a clip remover, remove the intercooler cool air inlet.
  2.  
  3. Remove the bolts and the intercooler protector.
  4.  
  5. Remove the intercooler bolts. Disconnect the intercooler from the turbocharger and air intake connector, then remove the intercooler.
  6.  

To Install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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