I purchased a used 1999 Toyota Camry CE (4 cyl engine with 170,000 mi) about 12 months ago. In January, I took it to mechanic for an oil leak and a rattling noice from the engine. Unfortunately, we learned that the timing belt had never been replaced. The mechanic replaced the belt and several gaskets, but the rattling sound from the engine remained. His suggestion was to completely replace the engine. Recently, the noise from the engine is very loud. Before I take it back in, any input on the likely problem and suggestions on a solution? Thanks.
Monday, August 27th, 2007 AT 1:49 PM