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Dead cylinder needs engine. runs fine! 2009 toyota camry 2.5 – Auto Repair Chat

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97 thoughts on “Dead cylinder needs engine. runs fine! 2009 toyota camry 2.5”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gwcracker says:

    Funny how mechanics feel that other mechanics are by default crooked.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars One Tone says:

    I think a compression test would've yielded some information while you had the plugs out.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Royce Ardery says:

    Ray, I love your videos you are a DAMN good mechanic But take this from someone who has been doing this work for 22 years, and with love USE your DAMN GLOVES! I and a couple people I know have had to deal with cancer because some of the chemicals involved like to soak into your skin and it's accumulative, especially the Oils and solvents and such. I would hate for you to have to deal with something like that…

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DirtySouthDoGgg says:

    Your breaking the law video recording with the phone in your hand while driving, living on the wild side

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars craig bollinger says:

    That Toyota probably has another 100k before it needs a engine unless the timing belt breaks

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff G says:

    I doubt any of the rings are broken – you'd see deeper gouges if so. What is more common is the oil control ring gets fouled and sticks out in one or two places, scratching the walls. A hail-mary engine flush might unstick the rings, but those scratches are going to cause oil consumption.

    PS: you can replace valve stem seals without pulling the head. Set the cylinder to TDC and used compressed air or a small coiled rope to keep the valve in place. At TDC even if the valve does fall (if you lose air pressure), it won't fall all the way in and you'll be able to pull it up by hand and reapply pressure. Amazon has plenty of special tools to help compress the springs and R&R the keepers (though you can get by using a 16mm socket, latex glove, & old valve stem seal)

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tedmich says:

    Sorry to have you meet one of these Ray: 2007-2009 Camry 4 cylinder were the worst Camry's ever, with head bolt threads that let go and oil control rings that clogged. The V6 of these years was bullet proof, though rarer.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TakeDeadAim says:

    That scoring is pretty high up the cylinder wall to be the oil ring, unless of course I’m wrong and it’s a short skirt piston and rings are all at the top of the piston. Anyway that was the best interaction I could think of at 0103hrs

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Smith says:

    I know that you can't say so, but the possibility exists of failure to change and/or fill the oil. I wonder, if you were to check the oil, would it be full and clean? That's what happens after a car owner discovers his engine running rough after oil abuse.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars smallblockV8 says:

    We have a 2010 Camry with the 2AR-FE in the shop. Broken intake valve spring in cylinder 1. Made contact with the piston too – had to pull the head and send it out.

    For your '09, I'd drop some seafoam or trans fluid in the engine and have the customer drive it for a while. It's a last resort, result is 50/50, worst case it does nothing and engine still needs replacing.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mathew Hoffer says:

    You need to invest in a set of snap on extensions with the pin so that when using air powered impact wrenches with extensions the sockets do not become air borne and lost .. no they are not cheap but time is money trying to find and retrieve lost sockets ejected at speed across the shop.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Kinna sad

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Compression test? Hmm

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars guitartec says:

    Add a can of Restore to give you a few hundred extra miles as the owner goes from bank to bank trying to obtain a load for said repair. Just a thought

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Poky's Place says:

    I seen it the first time at the start of the video.. this happens when oil goes unchanged for long periods of time during use of vehicle.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ADRIAN PARADA says:

    How are you brother nice videos!! That camry must be 2010 cause 2009 only came in 2.4L and 3.5L!! I have a 2009 2.4L!! Nice videos!! Keep em coming!!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Snap on repo man

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cherokee2005 says:

    Another great video Ray, very informative and entertaining.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars America First says:

    I would soak that cylinder with seafoam or berrymans b12 to clean up that cylinder and rings

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Wheres brake clean and the "CLAW"?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jesse wynne says:

    Unfortunately cuz the carbon clean and extensive long 10k repeated oil changes big NO it caused piston ring walls to be so gorged that even a carbon clean it’s too late..oils going to pass the piston ring from the wear on the cylinder wall now…had they done oil changes every 5 k or sooner
    And carbon cleaned and long drives and not so many short in town drives
    It prob could’ve been saved if it was caught sooner…

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Hoakus pokus

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hal Weilbrenner says:

    Do you ever check plug wires with an ohm meter?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jdogg9696 says:

    I just watched another video of a complete teardown of a Toyota Camry with the same issue. They are saying it's because Toyota has a 10k mile oil change and some oil cannot meet that lifespan, hence wear starts prematurely. So I think the moral of the story is change your oil 5k miles or less. Do you guys agree?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jesse wynne says:

    They do have carbon cleaners like CRz5 that completely works
    Pour into oil run for 20 mins
    Dump oil and change and new oil
    And it releases the carbon which releases the rings and can save you from having to need a new engine

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jesse wynne says:

    Toyota had this same problem with the 07 ZFE 4 cyl engines in the rav4
    And Toyota says to never do oil changes past the 4,500 / 5,000 miles
    To keep the low tension piston rings
    Clean and prevent carbon build up that locks the rings and allows oil to pass around the piston
    Causing oil consumption issues…
    Toyota even recalled and rebuilt or replaced those engines used in 07 rav4 and Camrys and celica
    Actually 07 Toyota Celicas
    Had the worst problem with people racing and blowing those engines..
    For some reason Toyota even used those engines in their SCION models
    And idk why they let that engine design go on for so many years..
    I think Toyota stopped rebuilding or replacing those engines on cars that kept doing 10k miles oil changes
    Only way you could get a new or rebuilt engine for free was to prove you did your oil changes every 5k miles or sooner…

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thermal Reboot says:

    In may day we'd do a leak down test to narrow it down to head or rings.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars solly g says:

    I've learned alot from you 💯

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars solly g says:

    Simple way to know ole skool is take of the oil filler cover. An see a timely pushig of smoke… then that cylinder is having issues tight valves or tell me. Turn the round hydraulic tippet. Then you can get a dremell. an you get.true

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oscar Garcia says:

    Such low miles for a Toyota,,
    that sucks

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Bignall says:

    Why is it always the 10mm…lol

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Becker says:

    hey those paycheck collection trucks are they anything like paycheck collection websites (shopping sites not those ones you nasties)

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Reiss says:

    The first e in borescope is silent.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars UltramindcontroL realzz says:

    Thats sucks

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craigie F Concert says:

    Interesting video, but if you had the boroscope to begin with wouldn’t it have saved a whole bunch of work? Made a good video though.

    Now was that scoring due to extended oil change intervals? I wonder if you could have looked at their service history.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Simon Allan says:

    I've had more than one car with a dead cylinder, and twice I removed the rockers (or just the pushrods on the old Valiant) so the valves didn't open, and no blowback into the crankcase, no worries 👍 I drove on 5 cylinders for many miles, even off road was great being auto they didn't have enough power to get stuck, actually one of my sparkplugs had zero gap after being hit by a piece of the piston, I diagnosed broken rings that eventually hammer their way to the top (the Toyota) but the Valiant had a melted valley down one side of the piston.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Bennett says:

    Another victim of 10K mile warranty oil changes…

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rolando Ocampo says:

    lol happen to find the long lost 10mm socket? Hopefully you found it before the test drive, those 10mm tend to run away from mechanics XD.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michelediane miller says:

    yota had an issue with 2azfe engines ,,,,,, bad batch of oil rings on the pistons caused by them sticking

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mostly Motorized says:

    Its common knowledge that the 2010 year range 2.5L toyota motors are junk. The valve guides and or seals let excessive oil through to the intake side….. i think theres even a recall.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Winzlo says:

    Great video, except for the part where you introduced drama by dropping a bolt and then never covering how you recovered it. More drama! LOL

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthony Von says:

    Those years of that Toyota 4 cyl are known to have ring issues.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Pope says:

    Snap-On Paycheck Collection Truck! 🤣🤣
    I remember those days, too, before my USAF days.
    But, hey, the Snap-On guy's kids need shoes, too.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Arrieta says:

    Grasias

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny444 says:

    Had a toyota with same issues. Oil on spark plugs causing misfires after every 10k miles. Had to add 1qt every 1000miles too. Did a piston soak overnight with B12 and it's fixed. Worth a shot.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris says:

    Honesty 😎

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jose martinez says:

    I don't think it's worth putting an engine into a 13 year old car. I would just drive it until the motor finally blows up and then junk it.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars skymaster71 says:

    There is heat there too. Nice work.

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SabotPottery says:

    It's refreshing to hear a mechanic concur with another shop's diagnosis and methodology (It's probably not what the customer wanted to hear as its more money for the second opinion). Great work as usual, thanks.

  50. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris says:

    Snap-on paycheck collection truck 🤣😂😅🤣😂😅

  51. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Shaw says:

    Like reading a good book, you held my interest right to the end of this video. Thank you for a great and in depth diagnosis.