Engine Performance problem
1992 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 190000 miles
I'm the original owner of a 1992 Camry 4cyl. After having plugs, wires, and rotor replaced on a road trip, I began to notice a rare and random miss at idle. After no change in this behavior for six months, the problem has dramatically increased. It now is difficult to start and idles very erratically most of the time. If I give it a little extra gas it idles smoothly at about 1000 RPM. Every once in a while it idles at about 600 RPM, at a stop light, as if nothing ever happened.
I just returned from a shop offering free diags. They told me that the #1 cylinder has a bad valve, which is causing the spark to cut out. They quoted me $1200 dollars for a valve job and timing belt replacement.
Doesn't seem to add up!
have the same problem?
Friday, July 17th, 2009 AT 6:47 PM