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Lost all compression on all 4 cylinders....car was running fine..just died

(2006 Toyota Matrix)
in Exmore, VA on January 23, 2013
running along on highway, car was running fine, started slowing down & just died. Heard slight ticking sound.
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on January 23, 2013
Was it low on oil?......
on January 24, 2013
no....and it has only 55,000 miles on it!!
of Miles Auto Services on January 24, 2013
I would be interested to find out what happened when you find out whats wrong with your car also...Good Luck
on January 24, 2013
Thanks.....he's pulling the head off as we write.
of Miles Auto Services on January 23, 2013
First thing that comes to my mind is the timing chain. Could have jumped time.
on January 23, 2013
My mechanic checked the timing......still in time, just 5-10 lbbs. of compression 4 cylinders.
of Miles Auto Services on January 23, 2013
Has he spayed oil in cylinders and retested for compression? It called a wet compression test.
on January 23, 2013
will do, thanks.
of Miles Auto Services on January 23, 2013
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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