Mechanics

CLUTCH REPLACE

1990 Toyota Corolla

Transmission problem
1990 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 200000 miles

Mechanics have stated that a clutch and timing belt need to be replaced. The timing belt broke and we towed the car to a shop. There has been a smell of anti freeze when the car is parked.

Is it worth it to keep this car. The body is fine and the car is driven by a 16 yr boy.
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Joels
January 18, 2010.



Hi there,

The broken timing belt will have caused internal damage to the engine, you will have a number of bent valves, the coolant loss will have to be checked out and with the clutch job as well, this may be getting beyond economical repair, I would get the head removed and get it all quoted, that way you will have something to work with, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jan 18, 2010.
Good advice by Mark.

I would have engine checked and if beyond (reasonable) repair, get a used engine.

I have had several 90-92 Corolla's and (in my opinion) they are some of the most reliable cars ever built.

Mmprince4000
Jan 19, 2010.