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What I do for entertainment; go to youtube and type in "bad camry harry" --bad Camry is my 405,000 + mile 4cyl. Camry , that I abuse on a daily basis , in hopes that it will blow up and the wife 'lets' me get a new car been hitting the rev-limiter almost every time I'm in it since about 310,000 miles. Been in the family since 1 year old , 7,000 miles. Original engine and trans , Trans NEVER been out or apart except for inspection and ONE filter/screen change back in maybe 98. Engine has had the head gasket replaced for an updated one due to an oil leak. 5 timing belts and maybe 4 water pumps. ORIGINAL A/C compressor. Alternator just replaced at 396,000. ORIGINAL power steering pump and rack. I credit the Toyota engineers and Marvel Mystery Oil, for the engine holding up to my abuse!
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Question Answered: my mechanics great, not Honda dealer,car needs alignment kit needed?Price
March 14, 2017, 05:47 PM
has your Civic ever had the 'updated' rear upper control arms replaced?? IF not, the very bad and rapid inner edge wear is due to that , and an alignment alone , will NOT fix it.It had been a warranty extension, but that campaign was over, years ago.
Question Answered: What would make loud acceleration motor sound while driving, but quiet at idle?
March 14, 2017, 05:42 PM
Like an airplane roaring? Pitch changes with speed, starting usually at or above 20mph, but when slowing down, will continue to a much slower speed?? Have a pro test drive it to verify a failing wheel bearing.
Question Answered: oil pump weak or bad
March 14, 2017, 05:39 PM
Agree with other replies, but with a few questions to add to the guesswork puzzle; how many miles on the engine, and what is the idle specification on the under hood emission sticker? 550 sounds kinda low to me, even if it is in drive. Low idle combined with sludged up oil pick-up screen?
Question Answered: How to replace front transmission pump?
March 14, 2017, 05:34 PM
Why would you suspect the pump? What symptoms? How often has it had a filter and fluid service? Using OEM fluid and filter?
Question Answered: Would you buy a BMW X5 AWD V8 that has 190k miles?
March 14, 2017, 05:32 PM
IF you are buying it from a used car lot, I would say a definite "NO". IF you are buying it through a 'private seller', then I would seriously question the lack of maintenance records (and STILL say NO). At that mileage, I would prepare for some major maintenance/repairs very soon. As has been suggested , have it inspected by an unbiased BMW specialist (if that's possible), and be able to take it for a nice leisurely 'joy ride' (test drive), of at least 2 hours, and see how it does. If the 2 hour drive request is declined by the seller, then again, I would suspect hidden issues! Good luck!
Question Answered: Why does my engine shake after it warms up?
March 14, 2017, 05:16 PM
From your description, you may want to get it to a shop immediately, although if it's been like that for almost a month, the damage may be done. Sounds like bad misfires possibly due to a blown head gasket(s)---blown head gasket(s) due to ongoing coolant leak.
Question Answered: How do I reset the ignition
March 14, 2017, 05:12 PM
Have you verified that the battery is at full charge and that the alternator is working? IF 'yes' to either of those, HOW did you verify? Sounds more like a dying battery due to a failing/failed alternator, rather than a key/security issue.
Question Answered: My car does not accelerate when I press gas pedal and check engine light is on.
March 11, 2017, 07:49 PM
IF the "check engine light" is blinking/flashing continuously, I suggest towing it to a trusted shop. IF it is NOT flashing, bring to parts store , have codes read, and post here for more help.
Question Answered: What would make it die and not start
March 11, 2017, 07:44 PM
how many miles since the timing belt was last replaced? when you try to start it, does it seem like it is cranking(spinning) faster than usual?
Question Answered: How much 2 set timing, I had belt changed and timing seems 2 to b off
February 26, 2017, 09:37 PM
Would this not be warranty??
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