Engine Mechanical problem
1985 Toyota Pickup 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 85000 miles
The issue is with a Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½85 Toyota pickup. The engine went out one afternoon and we found a hole blasted through the motor by the oil pan. We arranged for a mechanic to replace the motor who said, after installation, he had trouble starting the vehicle. After I took possession of it, I also had trouble starting it and had it towed to the mechanic who sold me the motor. That mechanic said a failed oil pump had caused the new engine to seize and it is beyond repair and the warranty voided because of the oil pump failure. Is it not to be expected that a knowledgeable mechanic when installing the motor would have checked the oil pump? Should the hole and location of the damage to the original motor have clued the mechanic the oil pump should be inspected when the motor was replaced? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Also, I readily admit IÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½m out of my area of expertise here, so please, when responding feel free to dumb it down.
Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 10:23 AM