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88 MARK3 05-26-2006 12:15 AM

TEMS Problem!
I am new to this. Just got myself a 88 turbo. But I have a Problem with my TEMS system.
I was wondering if anyone can help.
The problem is when I step on the brakes, the TEMS kicks in and works fine.
But when I am at high speed and when I hard accelerate, the TEMS doesn't seem to respond (Doesn't kick in at all).
Any one know what is going on and how I can fix this problem?
Do I need to replace the stock suspensions?
I don't think there is any fuse or relay for the TEMS. If there is, I can't find it.
I have a repair manual but it doesn't say anything about it.
If anyone can would be much appreciated! Thank you!

burton51m 05-26-2006 12:55 AM

I have TEMS also...i do not feel the tems kick in really at all. but when i brake i can see the little 3 lights come on so they must be working eh?

what i am trying to say is that i cant feel mine kick in at high speeds or accl. ether.
How would you tell?

Supra2NR 05-26-2006 01:23 AM

eveb when u change it from normal to sport u can barely feel it , sometimes if its queit enough u can hear it , but when u brake or turn hard (i dont advice looking at it while turning hard) but when the three lights come on its working,

the tems barely does anything tho, jus some dampening on the shocks to handle diffrent types of road surface

but when your on the e-way i think when your doing 70 mph it changes to sport automatically

88 MARK3 05-26-2006 05:05 PM

Also... when I am driving and I hit a bump or something, it tense to bounce around alot. Is the strut dead? Coil spring? CV joint? Upper/lower arm? stablizer bar? or the whole suspenion?
If I get it replaced, would it be better to just put custom ones on it? or do I have to stick with the stock? I heard that the stock TEMS suspension is overly expensive and doesn't do much to help with handling etc...

damdog05 05-26-2006 07:28 PM

so i have the same problem with my suspension, i bounce around a lot when i go over bumps and such. anyway...i was reading in a repair manual i have that when the TEMS lights come on it means there is a problem with the TEMS. now you might wanna check that out with someone more knowledgable about supras than me but itll give you somewhere to start.

burton51m 05-27-2006 03:51 AM

after you go over a bump/hump and your car keeps on bouncing up and down that means youre struts are bad

mrnickleye 05-27-2006 07:01 AM

Check the FAQs
Read the thread on TEMS in the FAQs section. Then you may have some more questions.

damdog05 05-27-2006 05:30 PM

ok so i read the FAQ, please disregard what i said about the lights signaling a problem. i love this forum. i learn so much from everybody here.

88 MARK3 05-29-2006 04:18 PM

Yeah...I figured it was the shocks. Would I be able to go for customs shocks or do I have to stick with the TEMS ones? Is customs shocks better? Please advise.

Supra2NR 05-30-2006 03:17 AM

of course custom shocks, they'll give u the drop that stock suspension cant offer , and give you better handling

i suggest looking at the tein flexes with the EDFC

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