everything is going wrong at once
Posted Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:32 AM
Posted Sat Jul 11, 2009 02:48 AM
Posted Sun Jul 12, 2009 01:19 AM
Posted Sun Jul 12, 2009 03:43 AM
Probably be best to have your car checked by someone that is reputable to diagnose the problem then provide you with a few options of repair. If it is an engine seizure, there is always the long block route that will be backed by a warranty against mechanical defect for a certain amount of time.
Those items that you listed as being replaced are just normal items that should be replaced on a higher mileage car. All of that stuff was done on my Tacoma at 140 thousand. Just what you have to do to keep them in great condition.
Posted Sun Jul 12, 2009 07:35 PM
Posted Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:18 PM
is it stick shift or automatic?
it is impossible for an automatic to lock up the brakes if the motor siezes/shuts off because the friction plates lose pressure, and the tranny goes into a neutral of sorts.
did you run the motor low on oil, or did the oil pump fail? those are the only 2 reasons a motor that new would just sieze up.
Posted Mon Jul 13, 2009 01:39 AM
Don't forget to check your oil level with your new car/engine.
Posted Mon Jul 13, 2009 01:19 PM
Ok you got me. My Toyota is American made.
My dad was a maintenance nazi. Guess he brain washed me growing up. But I've never ran out of oil! I run synthetic and the only time I add oil is after spinning a new filter on or a complete change. The 3.4 V6 runs great at 152K like the day I bought over seven years ago. Japanese cars are so great... I mean American.
Posted Mon Jul 13, 2009 02:13 PM