WHY DID MY CAR DIED

1996 Toyota Camry

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tcamry89

July, 15, 2012 AT 1:44 AM

I have a 94 toyota camry and it just stop working while I was driving. I pused the gas but the spedometer kept going down then my battery light came on followed by the oil light and when I tried to push the brake the brake wouldn't work so I had to use the emergency break nos its making the sound like it wants to start but its not turning over. Please tell me what's wrong with my car!

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rasmataz

July, 15, 2012 AT 1:49 AM

Review this link and then let me know what you have: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

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tcamry89

July, 15, 2012 AT 2:42 PM

@ rasmataz The link is helpful but it requires a device that I do not own. But thank you

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ASEMaster6371

July, 15, 2012 AT 4:32 PM

Those toyotas are very reliable cars. When this issue happens, the most likely cuase in my eyes is a broken timing belt. When did you have it changed last?

Luckily, it is not an interference motor and can be changed with no possibility of bent valves.

Have a shop check it for you to confirm.
I am assuming it is a 4 cylinder

Roy

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tcamry89

July, 15, 2012 AT 7:06 PM

@ asemaster6371 I honestly don't know but I do know that it is a 4 cylinder. When I bought the car it was used and the guy I bought it from said everything was either new or fixed since then I've been back to that place 3 times for them to fix things the right way. My dash lights weren't working when I first got it and I couldn't unlock my door from the driver side only the passenger side. Btw if anyon is around ct and looking to buy a car do not I repeat go to bouelvard motors in new haven.

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ASEMaster6371

July, 15, 2012 AT 7:12 PM

Ok, you still need to find a solution. You need a shop, another shop, to check it for you.

Roy

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