What is an insert and does it really cost $2k to replace?

Asked by HoustonsAP Jan 27, 2021 at 10:48 PM about the 2008 Toyota Corolla CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So my Corolla(08) stopped while driving. I got a diagnostic
done and the mechanic says it needs a new insert and its
cheaper to replace the whole motor. Is this really a thing?

1 Answer


He might be referring to a cylinder repair sleeve, which would entail rebuilding the motor, often much more expensive than buying a remanufactured engine or finding a good used motor.

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