1992 Toyota Camry XLE Major Maintenance!
Out of break down more like it!
After 417,000 miles the original Fuel Pump in the Gas tank finally gave out. I am experienced with my car for over 20 years but, this one really left me scratching my head. I checked all Fuses, including the AM2 that is the Ignition and Fuel pump and even replaced the entire Distributor (Cap & Rotor had been replaced recently) and nothing, it just did not want to crank up.
Well, it appeared that the Engine experienced some sort of high back-fire explosions internally due to the Fuel Pump operating in a irregular manner and caused the timing belt to stretch (after trying to start the Engine so many times.)
Here is today's mileage: FYI...ENGINE HAS NOT BEEN REBUILT
Timing Belt Stretched:
Towing to my good Friend Mechanic:
Water Pump Replacement: (Note that tiny screw at the upper Left Corner!)
Needed to be carefully chiseled Out!!!
Water Pump (Engine Side) Mating surface all cleaned!
New Thermostat Replacement:
New Water Pump Installed and Timing Belt Tensioner and Tensioner Pully!
Crankshaft Seal Replacement:
Old Fuel Pump after 417,000 miles!!!!
New Fuel Pump:
My good friend Pete!
Needless to say that after perhaps equivalent to one modern car payment my 1992 Camry XLE continues to run down the road and much better now!
For earlier fix-up and repairs go to: