My 1999 Toyota Avalon has dead cylinders 1&2 with no compression the other 4 have great compression what is causing this or how to fix it.

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Asked by Feb 21, 2013 at 02:28 PM about the 1999 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

First original owner told me that I had
to replace coil packs so I fixed it and
the problem persisted,so I took it to a  
mechanic and he told me cylinders
1&2 have no compression but the
other 4 where good.now I don't know
what to do please help. Can this be
fixed or am I just screwed and have to
get another motor which I can't afford .

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217,555

What did you mechanic say? I'm sure he told you the motor needs to be rebuilt. Without going back to the owner you bought it from and getting some compensation (they aren't obligated to by law), your only recourse is to fix it. Purchase a used motor, rebuild the existing one, or you can sell the car as is, taking your loses and start over. Sorry.

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What caused this and how do I fix it

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The mechanic said I might have to get new piston rings for the sellers are there is a valve problem

217,555

Sometime things just fail and or the motor was neglected or the oil wasn't changed. So two cylinders need have new piston rings and you usually will do the valve and seals. Since two are bad, your better off rebuilding the whole engine at this time.

Get a Jasper rebuild. they are guaranteed!

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