Camry running perfectly, then just dies, now won't start

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  1. Glock Commando

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    Did you sustain a very recent "bump" to the rear of the Camry? Many vehicles are equipped with a safety switch that prevents the fuel pump from operating (assuming that you have an electronic fuel pump) in the event of a collision/rollover/sometimes a bump to the rear. The reset switch is usually located within the confines of the trunk. Good luck. :D
     
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    Seafoam is NOT bad. Not only that its great!

    I used to have a Camry. A loaded 2002 XLE that i took from new to 268,000 miles in april of 2015. It had the small 4. 2.3 or whatever.

    I had a hood rattle in mid age while sitting at the light. Rough idle. 2 cans of seafoam cleared the crud out of it. Modern unleaded w ethanol is a bad thing...the alcohol attracts water/humidity in the gas tank and combines w gas to form a varnish that clogs throttle bodies and injectors. As a solvent it clears that crap right out. It was not the use of seafoam that caused this problem.

    What year is it
    How many miles on it?
     
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    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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    it's what guns were made for.............kill that sumdaboich car
     
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    My 2002 Camry did not have a belt. It had a steel, self tensioning timing chain, rated for 300,000 miles.

    If the car is a 6 cyl or maybe a later 4 cyl it has a belt that needs to be changed every 100k and that job runs about 900 bucks.
     
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    Read the fault codes from the OBD2 port. My son's 2002 Nissan Altima was doing the same thing. Bad crank and cam position sensors.
     
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  7. itisbruno

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    Wow, I'll check it out

    Typical story - '93, 144k, timing belt changed in '05 @ 125k, bought from a chain smoking little 'ol lady's brother after she was placed in a nursing home and he took care of her affairs.

    Car and house smell like a cigarette butt.

    Until this mechanically excellent, and cosmetically pretty nice with no rust.

    I hate when I break stuff, pisses me off :fist:
     
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    If you had a scanner with data stream, you could see if it showed an RPM signal while you were cranking. That would help to confirm whether crank/cam signals may be an issue. The first step I would take though, is to see if there’s spark at the plugs.
     
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    Not in my house! All you need is a book and a set of sockets.
     
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    In this case youve saved enough money on this transportation bargain to tow it into a dealer and have them give it a complete 150k service.
     
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    That would cost way more than its value. You'd be better off scrapping it.
     
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    What does that run? I only paid $1600 for the car ;)
     
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    #1 Batteries die outright on these things. Around 38K miles. I missed the year model, but welcome to the new battery tech. It sucks. Toyota is good about the battery croaking rather quickly in about the 3-3 1/2 year mark. Had 3 of them do it at the same mileage. The driver door actuator went out on two of them at the same mileage. Don't pay the ~$1000 they want to fix it. If you are even a little handy it can be done under $100, and about an hour.
    #2 check the cables. Both ends. Clean the terminals.
    #3 fuel. You should shoot a stream across the yard. Don't do this inside.
    #4 there is a reset for the fuel pump. Some years it is under a panel in the trunk, some have reset instructions in the OM.
    If all this is good, then you have a head scratcher. They usually don't "just die".
    Let us know.
     
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    Really?


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    That car could be good for 300k plus miles if its well maintained. If its stalling out for no reason it needs a look over by a pro. Might be a few hundred but reliable transportation is worth it.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    On most OBD1 cars if the oil pressure sensor fails the fuel pump shuts off. Find the pump relay and see if it is getting power where it should. It may not be the pump if there is no pressure. On OBD2 cars you can bypass the relay with a professional sensor to determine if it's the pump.
     
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