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1994 Toyota Camry Question: on hwy. check engine light came on. smoking . temp up. starts briefly cuts off.

 

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forevergiggett, 3.0L V6, Greensboro, NC, March 28, 2014, 10:27
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on hwy. started slowing down. started smoking and temp.is hot

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    ProfessorG March 28, 2014, 10:31
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    What color smoke, White.

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    forevergiggett, March 28, 2014, 10:55
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    yes white thank you!

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    Action702, March 28, 2014, 11:26
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    Blown head gasket

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    ProfessorG, March 28, 2014, 15:57
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    Shop around the check the price of the gasket replacement and machine work. May want to shop for another vehicle.

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    forevergiggett, March 28, 2014, 16:23
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    yes , that sounds like a good idea. lucky to have only paid 2000 for it but the bad thing is only had it for 2 wks. and bought it from an individual. I but I really appreciate you thoughts amd help on tkis matter. your great ! Will give you a great rstinh ! thank you ! Betsy

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    ProfessorG, March 28, 2014, 16:25
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    U bet sorry.

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    forevergiggett, March 30, 2014, 14:09
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    this car was bought from a mechanic shop in Greensboro Probably left due to a unpaid bill. The mechanic said he had put a new head cylinder , radiator and hoses a water pump , the tires are like new , body good . interiot good. My question is they are talking about a used motor from Jspan where they have to change them every 20,000 miles on them . I don't have an estimate yet but with this being a 1994, is it worth the cost of replacing this motor. ? Im just guessing, you are the expert , but Im guessing about 2000 to pay for all repairs minimum. I guess it'd be like a new one. I looked on line and another one would be about the same 2000. I do realy thank you for opinion. Betsy

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    ProfessorG, March 30, 2014, 14:21
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    One thing bothers me. He put a new head on it and it's probably bad now. Now you could have $4,000 in a 94 and the same mechanic is going to so called fix on it some more. What's the next cost he needs to work you a deal. He should have some warranty of some king since he repaired it the first time. It's your call be a lot of considering needs to be thought of.

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    forevergiggett, March 30, 2014, 15:09
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    That was what I thought , he is a mechanic and did all these repairs . I figure he should at least do the labor, which will be what , about 1/2 the cost. which eould make alot of difference. I thought Toyota 's lasted for about 250 - 300,000 miles on the motor. when it was towed in the man in Morganton said the oil level was right. He said right off it'd need a new engine. If He fixes it there it will be full price. A high end shop with high end prices I imagine.

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    ProfessorG, March 30, 2014, 16:30
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    And half ass repair it sounds like. Apparently he knew it might not work then took your money now wanting more. Return the money or help with the repair work which should have been done right.

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    forevergiggett, March 30, 2014, 17:47
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    now I hear there is another hear there is another car sitting out front about the same. i figured out owned the car for 14 days. its Cardinal Express car care in greensboro...

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    ProfessorG, March 30, 2014, 17:50
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    I know nothing about them. Just from you're issue I don't want to know them either.

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    forevergiggett, March 30, 2014, 17:58
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    I wish I didn't know them eithet believe me. i read the reviews. sound like they're capible of being nasty. I'll find out tomorrow if they're willing to do the right thing.I have doubts. But I'll post it when I find out. You're really great. I enjoyed conversating with you ! Have a great night ! Thanks so much !! Betsy

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    ProfessorG, March 30, 2014, 18:09
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    Happy Trails from the Lone Star State.

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    forevergiggett, March 30, 2014, 18:12
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    Ya'll take care now,ya hear !

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