Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 175000 miles
I have had my 1997 Camry regulary serviced at a local service chain. Two weeks ago they told me that I nneded to have the belts changed and that overall the car was running great and should last me another 50,000 miles. Fast forward 1.5 weeks, the car was hesitating and when I hit the gas - it made a popping sound and started spewing smoke. I had the car towed back to them at my expense and they told me they would do an engine diagnostic. Their normally cheery demeanors changed when they told me oil was leaking into the engine block and the engine would have to be replaced.
Is it possible that they may have caused/accelerated the damage when they replaced the belts? Or am I being paranoid?
Just need a sanity check.
Saturday, August 9th, 2008 AT 5:47 PM