Toyota Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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It sounds like what they are telling you is that water got into the engine and the engine is seized up. What happens when you try to start the engine? Does it start, is there a clicking noise?
If the engine starts is there any loud noise when running?
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You probably won't need a new car but if water got inside the engine the engine may need to be replaced, if the engine does not turn over the bearings are seized because there was no oil getting to them, you can have the oil pan removed for inspection of the bearings and getting all the water out then put in new oil and see what happens, at this time I can only go by what the repair shop is telling you and I don't know how much water may have gotten in, maybe just drain the water out of the oil pan and all the oil and then trying to start it may help.
It's worth a try and a lot cheaper than a new engine, the Wd40 removes the moisture from the coils, remove the spark plugs and see if the engine turns over with the starter.
It's possible yes, I don't know how much water got in or how long the engine ran after the water got in, just how deep was the car under water?
I don't even see how that would cause a problem with the engine, did the engine keep running for a while after that?
Ok, I just don't see how water got in the engine if it was only half way up the wheel, have you tried to jump start it with another car?
It may not be enough to engage the starter, please try to jump and let me know what happens.
Ok, can you rotate the engine after removing the spark plugs and turning the crankshaft pulley with a wrench? Would you like to try that next?
Ok, I'm sorry but it sounds like the engine is seized, either the pistons or the main or rod bearings, i would advise you to get a second opinion from another shop to confirm this. Once an engine has seized up to this point there is some damage to rotating parts.
That would be correct, you may be able to have a repair shop repair it by replacing the bad parts, they would have to make the decision if it can be repaired, there are also used engines available at less cost than a new one.
Yes, that is also possible if water got into it, can you have the starter tested at an auto parts store? You should be able to rotate the engine by hand using a wrench on the front pulley with the spark p[lugs out, when doing this see if there is any water inside the spark plug holes.
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Yes, that is possible, if that's the case I would recommend that you just get a used engine because there may be other issues than just the crankshaft bearings, buying a crakshaft and bearings may not fix the whole problrm unless the shop that is telling you this is 100% sure that it is the solution.