Toyota'98 camry wouldn't start, only 66k miles.

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Old 25 Jan 2005, 08:09 pm   #1 (permalink)
sn008
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Default Toyota'98 camry wouldn't start, only 66k miles.

I could believe this low mileage car died suddenly and couldn't start. This
toyota'98 v4 auto, had to be towed away and later diagnosed at mechanic
shop for a suspected feul pump problem at cost of $500, he is not sure of
exact problem. Could it be possible for mechanic to be unsure of the
problem ? And how much possiblity of feul pump to die.
Any response would be appreciated.

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Old 25 Jan 2005, 08:58 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Toyota'98 camry wouldn't start, only 66k miles.

Is it possible for the mechanic to be unsure?! You know, I have heard of
one or two isolated cases, but cannot recall the specifics at the moment,
mostly because of the infrequency of occurence.Ha.

Sarcasm button off, I suppose it's possible that the 'feul' pump is gone,
but we rarely see that failure on any toyota anymore. But, if your mechanic
knows what he's doing and did the proper testing in the proper places to
determine that the pump is bad, then go with it. Bottom line is be sure
your guy knows what he's talking about before you toss 500 bucks at a new
pump.

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Old 25 Jan 2005, 10:15 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Toyota'98 camry wouldn't start, only 66k miles.

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 21:09:10 -0500, sn008 wrote:

> I could believe this low mileage car died suddenly and couldn't start. This
> toyota'98 v4 auto, had to be towed away and later diagnosed at mechanic
> shop for a suspected feul pump problem at cost of $500, he is not sure of
> exact problem. Could it be possible for mechanic to be unsure of the
> problem ? And how much possiblity of feul pump to die.
> Any response would be appreciated.



Does seem kind of odd that the pump would go at such an early age, BUT, it
is not unheard of. Did the car sit for a long time (8-12 months or more)
without being started. Since it is low miles for that car, it may ahve sat
and the fuel pump 'dried out'. This happened to my car...twice! What a
pain at $490 a pop!

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