Asked by Nov 18, 2015 at 01:59 PM about the 2005 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This morning at 7am I was on my way to work and
my car didn't want to go as I pushed the gas, it
had very little power. The car started up fine but
We even floored it and it went about 5mph.. I have
noticed it losing power since October but today
it's pretty much immobile. I bought the car in
March and have had some heating issues with it
since.. In July I had replaced the radiator and
thermostat because my car was over heating.
That fixed the problem. When he showed me the
old thermostat it was full of purple gooey gunk.
Just in September I noticed my heater wasn't
working. It could've been out the whole time have
had the car I just never noticed because it was
summer and I didn't need the heater. The AC
worked great..?.. I didn't get it checked out until a
week ago when it started getting cold.. a guy at
an auto shop says I may need a heater core flush
and a new water pump because he says my water
pump is cracked.. Could the two have to do with
each other? I really need some help here :(

7 Answers


The junk in the radiator could be engine oil from a leaking head gasket or a cracked head. The lack of power may be from a plugged up catalytic converter.


Oh boy... Okay I will have to have someone check that out, So do you think the cracked water pump gas anything to do with it?

Is the CEL(Check Engine Light) ON when the engine is running?


Yes the check engine light is on


And my muffler is smoking appears you have several issues with this vehicle. Are they all related? Unknown at this time. IMO this vehicle needs to be evaluated by a pro. Special diagnostic equipment will be needed. Cooling System Pressure Test. Scan Tool evaluation. Engine Compression Test. This process will not be cheap. Good Luck


Okay. Thank you for your help

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