Toyota Celica 1986-1993 Repair Guide



A vehicle with a manual transaxle can be push started; however, several precautions should be exercised:

Push start only in an emergency.
The clutch should be released with the transaxle in a higher gear than first gear.
If the vehicle is being pulled by another vehicle, make sure there is enough distance between the two so that if the vehicle starts, it does not ram the pulling vehicle.
Make sure the vehicle has gas. If you attempt time after time to get it started without fuel, the fuel pump can be damaged, since it depends on the fuel for lubrication and cooling.
Make sure the ignition switch is at the Run position when releasing the clutch.

If your vehicle ever needs to be towed, use a safety chain system for all towing. The wheels and axle on the ground must be in operational condition. If they are damaged, a towing dolly or flat bed truck must be used.

If the vehicle is towed with the front or all four wheels on the ground, the ignition key must be in the Acc position.

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Fig. Fig. 1 Vehicle towing instructions4wd models

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Fig. Fig. 2 Vehicle towing instructions2wd models

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Fig. Fig. 3 The preferred towing methodall Celicas

If the vehicle is equipped with All-Trac 4-Wheel Drive, special methods and precautions must be followed.