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2003 Toyota Camry Question: I need an entire exhaust system, including catalytic conv. and oxy sensors. The

 

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reese123, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Cincinnati, OH, July 15, 2013, 18:51
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The entire piece from the front of the car to the back, about ten foot long, fell off of my car in my driveway. I know that the catalytic conv. needs to be replaced as someone stole mine. That was before the problem with the entire exhaust. I need to also know how much I should pay for a timing belt. This car has only 92/M miles and my dad
sold it to me. I just don't know if I should repair or buy something a tad newer. Thanks so much for your time.
J

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    July 15, 2013, 19:27
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    the car is falling apart. sell it !!!

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    reese123, July 16, 2013, 08:54
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    Thanks for your support and non-answer. Why would I junk a car with problems that can be fixed for about a grand, that will last a few more 100/M's of miles? Have a lovely day and thanks for taking the time
    not to be your mechanic self.

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    July 15, 2013, 20:54
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    First, whom ever attempted to fix the exhaust , after the cat was stolen, did not do a very good job! Second, this engine does not have a timing belt, it has a timing chain, which should last as long as the engine does! Third, this is a very durable vehicle, i suggest you have a muffler shop fix the exhaust and drive it on for another couple hundred thousand miles!!!

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    reese123, July 16, 2013, 08:52
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    Thanks for your reply, I appreciate your taking the time. My mechanic??, says that I should sell mine and get a newer vehicle. I feel that if I put another grand into it, fixing the exhaust, cat. conv., that I will be able to run it another couple 100/M's of miles too.
    Have a lovely day.

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    pushrod, July 16, 2013, 09:06
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    I agree! I own one and know what this vehicle is capable of, so IF you like it, fix it and keep it.

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    reese123, July 16, 2013, 09:11
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    Thanks again. One of the replies said, trash it?? I want to know why someone would be so sarcastic or uneducated, hmmm.
    Jen

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    pushrod, July 16, 2013, 09:20
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    Unless one has owned a Toyota, it's hard to know just how dependable they really are!
    There is three in my driveway, one older Corolla has 260,000 on the clock, min. maint. and repair, as i am a mech.,still running great!
    So lets just say you have to own one, or have owned one,to actually know the potential. Even a (young) tech. may not know!

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    reese123, July 16, 2013, 11:29
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    You are right about that. They just sounded crass. Stay cool, OH here hot as all get out. Enjoy and again, thanks

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    pushrod, July 16, 2013, 14:30
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    Hot as Hell here too, (i guess!) Well at least it's not raining, now anyway. Much rain up in the valley?

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    reese123, July 17, 2013, 07:17
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    We had a good deal of rain this year in the OH valley, more than normal and the farmer's are smilin'. Where do you hail from?

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    pushrod, July 17, 2013, 07:32
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    Franklin county Va. near Roanoke. Moonshine capitol of the world! Heck of a claim to fame but at least we got something. Did you see the movie Lawless?

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    reese123, July 18, 2013, 06:01
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    Sorry, not a move person. I love moonshine, or used to. Lost my hubby a few years ago, he was 59, and I quit drinking. Gotta run today, errands to accomplish. Have a lovely day down in the holler.

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    pushrod, July 18, 2013, 06:08
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    Have a good day and luck with your Camry! Any more questions, someone here will try to help.
    Got to go myself.

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