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Old 11 Jun 2006, 07:10 pm   #1 (permalink)
Darkfro@gmail.com
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I have a '93 Toyota camry and it won't drive. It has oil and it starts
up. But when I push the accelerator it doesn't do anything. You can
hear the engine working. I have no idea what is going on so I purchased
a new car. But I want to give this car to my son. So does anyone have
any idea what is going on?

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Old 11 Jun 2006, 09:07 pm   #2 (permalink)
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You do not mention putting it in gear. Are you trolling?

It sounds like your transmission is gone.

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<Darkfro@gmail.com> wrote in message :

> I have a '93 Toyota camry and it won't drive. It has oil and it starts
> up. But when I push the accelerator it doesn't do anything. You can
> hear the engine working. I have no idea what is going on so I purchased
> a new car. But I want to give this car to my son. So does anyone have
> any idea what is going on?
>



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Old 11 Jun 2006, 10:00 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Automatic or standard transmission - if standard then clutch is gone.

<Darkfro@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a '93 Toyota camry and it won't drive. It has oil and it starts
> up. But when I push the accelerator it doesn't do anything. You can
> hear the engine working. I have no idea what is going on so I purchased
> a new car. But I want to give this car to my son. So does anyone have
> any idea what is going on?
>



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Old 12 Jun 2006, 12:07 am   #4 (permalink)
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"RichK" <me@isp.net> wrote in message
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> You do not mention putting it in gear. Are you trolling?
> It sounds like your transmission is gone.
>

....or a broken axle, no automatic fluid, burned clutch, seized brakes. Or if
the drive train is ok, broken accel. cable, blocked exhaust, bad ignition
circuit, bad fuel system. Bad fuel. Just about anything really, maybe a
mechanic would be a good idea. Or a car salesman, whoever you choose to
believe or spend money on.

> RichK
>
> <Darkfro@gmail.com> wrote in message :
>
> > I have a '93 Toyota camry and it won't drive. It has oil and it starts
> > up. But when I push the accelerator it doesn't do anything. You can
> > hear the engine working. I have no idea what is going on so I purchased
> > a new car. But I want to give this car to my son. So does anyone have
> > any idea what is going on?
> >

>
>



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Old 12 Jun 2006, 04:46 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Ok sorry about that. Its an automatic. And i put it into gear. The
problem is I hear the engine reving like its working but the car won't
move. Before I bought the new car the car would atleast move but
would'nt top 20mph until I held it all the way down and let it build up
some steam. So would that be low transmission fluid?
jg wrote:
> "RichK" <me@isp.net> wrote in message
> news:95mdnUswuKXFURHZnZ2dnUVZ_sidnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
> > You do not mention putting it in gear. Are you trolling?
> > It sounds like your transmission is gone.
> >

> ...or a broken axle, no automatic fluid, burned clutch, seized brakes. Or if
> the drive train is ok, broken accel. cable, blocked exhaust, bad ignition
> circuit, bad fuel system. Bad fuel. Just about anything really, maybe a
> mechanic would be a good idea. Or a car salesman, whoever you choose to
> believe or spend money on.
>
> > RichK
> >
> > <Darkfro@gmail.com> wrote in message :
> >
> > > I have a '93 Toyota camry and it won't drive. It has oil and it starts
> > > up. But when I push the accelerator it doesn't do anything. You can
> > > hear the engine working. I have no idea what is going on so I purchased
> > > a new car. But I want to give this car to my son. So does anyone have
> > > any idea what is going on?
> > >

> >
> >


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Old 12 Jun 2006, 05:51 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Darkfro" <Darkfro@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Ok sorry about that. Its an automatic. And i put it into gear. The
> problem is I hear the engine reving like its working but the car won't
> move. Before I bought the new car the car would atleast move but
> would'nt top 20mph until I held it all the way down and let it build up
> some steam. So would that be low transmission fluid?


Check it. I hadn't realised my 91 had to be checked with the motor running.
See if the car rolls easily without power or brakes on. It's possible the
gearshift linkage is broken or worn and holds it in 1st gear - does it
change? Does the motor rev easily or perhaps it lacks power? You need to
isolate the problem to one general area first.


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Old 12 Jun 2006, 05:59 pm   #7 (permalink)
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So you never checked your trans fluid and probably never changed it and
you never thought it strange to have problems getting to 20 and now you
are here asking why it wont run, Go buy a bicycle you dont deserve to
own a car.

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Old 12 Jun 2006, 06:12 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Sounds like your torque converter is gone. It's the mechanism that couples
the engine to the automatic transmission. When the bands start slipping,
you have no way to convert the engine RPM into output to the wheels. Sounds
pretty straight forward - take it to your mechanic or transmission shop.
Either way, it will be very expensive.
"Darkfro" <Darkfro@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Ok sorry about that. Its an automatic. And i put it into gear. The
> problem is I hear the engine reving like its working but the car won't
> move. Before I bought the new car the car would atleast move but
> would'nt top 20mph until I held it all the way down and let it build up
> some steam. So would that be low transmission fluid?
> jg wrote:
>> "RichK" <me@isp.net> wrote in message
>> news:95mdnUswuKXFURHZnZ2dnUVZ_sidnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>> > You do not mention putting it in gear. Are you trolling?
>> > It sounds like your transmission is gone.
>> >

>> ...or a broken axle, no automatic fluid, burned clutch, seized brakes. Or
>> if
>> the drive train is ok, broken accel. cable, blocked exhaust, bad ignition
>> circuit, bad fuel system. Bad fuel. Just about anything really, maybe a
>> mechanic would be a good idea. Or a car salesman, whoever you choose to
>> believe or spend money on.
>>
>> > RichK
>> >
>> > <Darkfro@gmail.com> wrote in message :
>> >
>> > > I have a '93 Toyota camry and it won't drive. It has oil and it
>> > > starts
>> > > up. But when I push the accelerator it doesn't do anything. You can
>> > > hear the engine working. I have no idea what is going on so I
>> > > purchased
>> > > a new car. But I want to give this car to my son. So does anyone have
>> > > any idea what is going on?
>> > >
>> >
>> >

>



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Old 12 Jun 2006, 06:35 pm   #9 (permalink)
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"Richard Cheney" <richcheney@arcor.de> wrote in message
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> Sounds like your torque converter is gone. It's the mechanism that

couples
> the engine to the automatic transmission. When the bands start slipping,
> you have no way to convert the engine RPM into output to the wheels.

Sounds
> pretty straight forward - take it to your mechanic or transmission shop.
> Either way, it will be very expensive.


er... the bands aren't in the torque converter, they're in the gearbox. Not
much can happen to the converter.


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Old 13 Jun 2006, 09:17 am   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for all your help. I'm just going to take it to a mechanic this
weekend. I'm no car guy.
jg wrote:
> "Richard Cheney" <richcheney@arcor.de> wrote in message
> news:448df4d1$0$4514$9b4e6d93@newsread2.arcor-online.net...
> > Sounds like your torque converter is gone. It's the mechanism that

> couples
> > the engine to the automatic transmission. When the bands start slipping,
> > you have no way to convert the engine RPM into output to the wheels.

> Sounds
> > pretty straight forward - take it to your mechanic or transmission shop.
> > Either way, it will be very expensive.

>
> er... the bands aren't in the torque converter, they're in the gearbox. Not
> much can happen to the converter.


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