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I already recieved advice as to what might cause my 1997 toyota camry to be leaking oil to the point of needing a quart every day or every other day and was told possibly the piston rings were installed upside down, my question is wouldnt a mechanic notice himself installing them incorrectly? and why is it running through so much power steering fluid? it never had this problem before the engine teardown. I am suspicious that new problems arise so new bills can be racked up.

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Most likely that same Toyota engine was used in a few models over a few years Before I dumped more money in it than it is worth to rebuild the engine I would find a used lower mileage toyota engine at an auto recycler and pay to have it installed. This is a toyota and should run out to at least a quarter million miles with normal maintenance. I would also make sure the used engine comes with its power steering pump and I would check the car for a steering fluid cooler, and if there is one does it have a crack in it.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

Testimonial: "problem being he never offered to find a new one just proceeded to rebuild this one, think we need to dump the mechanic and the car. Thanks "

  • tremkosfarm Nov 14, 2010

    Just wish the mechanic had been more reliable, next time I believe we will go back to my husband doing all the repairs himself. He did a better job

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