I have a 2006 Toyota Camery Hybrid, my sister i law was driving it the other day and she said it overheated while driving it, she kept driving till it died, and she continued coasting as far as she could on a mountain road, it was taken to a local gas station and parked, when I got to the car, the radiator cap was blown off , so I tried to refill the coolant , but it leeked out I looked to see ware it was coming from, it seems to be from the water pump, as well I opened the the oil cap, and the oils smells burnt and the color is dark brown? While I was looking at the engine I had my son press the ignition button, when the engine tried to start I saw a puff of smoke come from the exhaust manifold area and then the engine stopped, what could be the possible problems

Asked by Aug 08, 2014 at 11:42 AM about the 2006 Toyota Camry XLE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2006 Toyota Camery Hybrid, my sister i law was driving it the other day and she
said it overheated while driving it, she kept driving till it died, and she continued coasting
as far as she could on a mountain road, it was taken to a local gas station and parked,
when I got to the car, the radiator cap was blown off , so I tried to refill the coolant , but it
leeked out I looked to see ware it was coming from, it seems to be  from the water pump,
as well I opened the the oil cap, and the oils smells burnt and the color is dark brown?
While I was looking at the engine I had my son press the ignition button, when the engine
tried to start I saw a puff of smoke come from the exhaust manifold area and then the
engine stopped, what could be the possible problems

2 Answers

108,915

Opps that does not sound good. Hopefully just a blown head gasket but could be much worse.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
63,365

Possible bad water pump to start with,now being she kept driving it,you have blowed head gasket and or intake gasket,and possibly haed damage to your engine.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Toyota Camry Questions

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 12,170
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,260
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 2,930
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
769 Great Deals out of 88,118 listings starting at $1,150
Used Toyota Corolla
696 Great Deals out of 73,140 listings starting at $1,950
Used Honda Civic
514 Great Deals out of 89,870 listings starting at $1,299
Used Nissan Altima
894 Great Deals out of 80,544 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Avalon
203 Great Deals out of 13,712 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota RAV4
645 Great Deals out of 70,828 listings starting at $2,350
Used Hyundai Sonata
619 Great Deals out of 52,211 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Highlander
338 Great Deals out of 25,848 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Maxima
280 Great Deals out of 26,377 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda CR-V
822 Great Deals out of 60,379 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Prius
158 Great Deals out of 17,117 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fusion
1,045 Great Deals out of 85,453 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Malibu
864 Great Deals out of 81,221 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota 4Runner
281 Great Deals out of 20,895 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
502 Great Deals out of 39,894 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Camry XLE V6 For Sale
715 listings starting at $26,442
2016 Toyota Camry XLE V6 For Sale
59 listings starting at $21,000
2015 Toyota Camry XLE V6 For Sale
52 listings starting at $16,890
2014 Toyota Camry XLE V6 For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 181 listings starting at $13,347