running along on highway, car was running fine, started slowing down & just died. Heard slight ticking sound.
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2006 Toyota Matrix
Question: lost all compression on all 4 cylinders....car was running fine..just died
Answer #1milesauto from Miles Auto Service Inc., January 23, 2013, 05:49Master
First thing that comes to my mind is the timing chain. Could have jumped time.
Replynorthstream, January 23, 2013, 06:05Rookie
My mechanic checked the timing......still in time, just 5-10 lbbs. of compression 4 cylinders.
Replymilesauto, January 23, 2013, 06:12Master
Has he spayed oil in cylinders and retested for compression? It called a wet compression test.
Replynorthstream, January 23, 2013, 06:24Rookie
will do, thanks.
Replymilesauto, January 23, 2013, 07:06Master
If its does not increase compression with a wet test I suspect a head gasket could have failed. I see that car has had some failures of compession loss due to head gasket fail in a site that we track commom failures of specfic car makes.
Answer #2ziptie12 January 23, 2013, 17:13Master
Was it low on oil?......
Replynorthstream, January 24, 2013, 09:36Rookie
no....and it has only 55,000 miles on it!!
Replymilesauto, January 24, 2013, 09:40Master
I would be interested to find out what happened when you find out whats wrong with your car also...Good Luck
Replynorthstream, January 24, 2013, 09:47Rookie
Thanks.....he's pulling the head off as we write.