Q: do i need a new motor?

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my car was original running hot, it began to shake , it wont start only cranks and when i first tried starting it it blew grey smoke out the back

My car has 202965 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. It is very difficult to tell you for certain that you need a new motor or new vehicle based on reading a description. However, what you’re describing is typically associate with an overheating problem or a head gasket that is damaged. When the head gasket breaks, coolant enters the engine’s oil galley; which restricts lubrication of oil and can cause other internal engine damage to occur. It’s probably a good idea to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a car is hard to start inspection first, so they can examine your Toyota to determine what might be causing your problems.

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