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2006 Toyota Matrix Question: lost all compression on all 4 cylinders....car was running fine..just died

 

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northstream, Exmore, VA, January 23, 2013, 04:29
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running along on highway, car was running fine, started slowing down & just died. Heard slight ticking sound.

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    milesauto from Miles Auto Service Inc., January 23, 2013, 05:49
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    First thing that comes to my mind is the timing chain. Could have jumped time.

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    northstream, January 23, 2013, 06:05
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    My mechanic checked the timing......still in time, just 5-10 lbbs. of compression 4 cylinders.

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    milesauto, January 23, 2013, 06:12
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    Has he spayed oil in cylinders and retested for compression? It called a wet compression test.

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    northstream, January 23, 2013, 06:24
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    will do, thanks.

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    milesauto, January 23, 2013, 07:06
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    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.

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    ziptie12 January 23, 2013, 17:13
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    Was it low on oil?......

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    northstream, January 24, 2013, 09:36
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    no....and it has only 55,000 miles on it!!

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    milesauto, January 24, 2013, 09:40
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    I would be interested to find out what happened when you find out whats wrong with your car also...Good Luck

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    northstream, January 24, 2013, 09:47
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    Thanks.....he's pulling the head off as we write.

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