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Need new engine 1999 Corolla

My 1999 Corolla broke down on the expressway after the oil light flickered on and off, then stayed on steady for about 20 minutes. Then the battery light came on and the car shut down. I just had the oil changed and the car checked out 2 weeks ago because the oil and brake light kept coming on. They told me the car was fine. Now I have a dead engine, faulty strut mounts, and a Toyota dealership telling me that it will cost between $5000 and $6000 to repair. I paid $5000 for it and still owe $3000 on it! What do I do?

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  • vparalitici Dec 16, 2008

    Can't! Virtually impossible. I am looking for a used engine and have found some for less than $1000. I want to fix my car.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    then install the used engine, but that will not be the end of it.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    buy a new car

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Have you had the timing belt and the cam shaft checked?? I had similar problems with my corolla and the dealership replaced the bulbs and then the fuses thinking that they were bad, but it turned out that when my timing belt went bad and was replaced it 'corrupted' the cam shaft.

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What part of the world are you in? and which engine is in it (engine code/vin/ or emissions tab info)

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