1995 Toyota 4Runner 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 109k miles
hello, please help. I brought my yota to a mechanic to replace head gaskets and after a grand worth of work he informed me that after it was all back together there was a lower rod knocking and the engine was trashed. So $2100 later I have a used engine swapped w/ only 79k on it. After I got it back, being over 3grand into the repair, the car really doesn't idle well, and skips/bucks under steady acceleration starting at about 1500rpm to about 2500rpm. I brought it back to him for the fix and he replaced the spark plugs and wires but is being persistent about it running as good as it's going to, he wants to wash his hands of it. The rough idle is still there, my oil pressure is running in the red for the most part, and it skips just as badly. He had taken out the cat conv. And welded a straight pipe due to the old one being clogged, so I have an engine code#27 that wont clear until I replace w/ a universal cat and new sub o2 sensor(don't know if that could have anything to do w/ it) please help, I don't know how to get this thing running right and can't afford to keep dumping money into it, especially if this guy is trying to do bare minimum to get it out. And I can't listen to my kids singing in the car anymore because of the lovely verbrato it gives them from the skipping ;) any ideas I can bring back to this guy to make him get the job done right?
have the same problem?
Monday, June 16th, 2008 AT 11:10 AM