1997 Toyota Camry Issues.


Asked by Nov 24, 2013 at 01:57 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1997 2.2L Toyota Camry I purchased when it was overheating. Replaced thermostat water pump and radiator cap. Problem solved. Drove it the other day and it started to lose power and died on me. I am guessing bad alternator and possibly a battery. I charged the battery just to get it home and I am now getting what sounds like a loose pulley and screeching belt sound with some knocking and very little power. I know it may be something way worse then a belt screeching. It also has an exhaust leak at the exhaust manifold gasket which is my next step. I don't know if its that noise getting worse and louder or something more important. It has oil and antifreeze and doesn't seem to be mixing so I do not think its a blown head gasket. It does have an oil leak around the head facing the fire wall. Any and all help is very appreciated. Thanks.

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My spark plugs are also carbon fouled.

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