1999 Toyota Camry Q&A

1999 Toyota Camry Question: Oil leak then stopped running

Two days ago, I discovered an oil leak. Checked the oil and it was still on the full mark. Today, it cranked and I droved about 3 miles and it stopped running. The engine tries to start, but won't turn over. I discovered where the oil leak is at - behind the top of the engine block is this a seal, or the head gasket? -
Answer 1
theres 2 spots it could be leaking from valve cover at the very top of the engine or it could be a head gasket , which would be more in the middle of the engine . if the oil leak is minor , try using pennzoil high mileage oil , it does work wonders on engine oil leaks , i use it on my engine , and before i had my motor stroked , it almost closed all the leaks , and i had alot of leaks on the engine . -
Comment 1
it won't restart at all. I had my sons pull me back home. It has new battery and all the plug thingies (sorry, I don't know the correct names) are seated good. Someone suggested some sort of distributor seal and/or head gasket. I knew I shouldn't have mentioned my income tax return while within hearing distance of my car. -
Comment 2
well a leaky gasket wouldnt cause an enigne to stop running . now when you try to start it does the engine turn over with out starting , or does it just click ? -
Comment 3
it turns over without starting...like it is not sparking, igniting, or whatever you call it. It is like there is power (battery, starter) but no kick or engagement. It has over a quarter tank gas, and full oil. Could it be a fuel filter or fuel pump? I read somewhere that if the distributor is bad or the seal is leaking, that it won't start. Where is that located on the engine? Thanks for the help. -
Comment 4
all your of spark plug wires lead right to the distributor cap . -
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