Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine Issue

asked by on

I have Toyota Camry 2004 I started to hear a ticking noise coming from the motor it overheated and I didn't want to drive it anymore until a Macanic saw it he came and told its my engine he noticed it had metal shaving in the motor oil which I was upset since I had the engine rebuilt a year ago is my car done

If you have overheated the motor and found metal in the oil then you may have had a bearing failure. I would recommend having the person that rebuilt it check it out to see if a bearing failure or something worse has happened to the motor.

Since it was overheated you may need to find out why. The cost to repair the car may exceed the value of the car if the engine does need to be replaced.

If you need someone to check this out for you, consider YourMechanic, as a certified professional can come diagnose your overheated engine and suggest a fix from there. Good luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car makes a loud humming like whoop sound when I accelerate past 50 MPH and gets louder the faster I coming from front end.

If the noise suddenly appears at 50 mph, then check the brake system as there could be an issue with the brake pads rubbing the rotors. If the noise starts off quiet and gets louder with speed, then check the...

Q: Clunking noise front left tire on my way home tonight from work. Pulled over couldn't see anything hanging off.

Check the shock absorbers on the front and see if they are leaking. If they are leaking, then I recommend replacing the shock absorbers. When a shock absorber fails, the wheel will not stay in contact with the road as...

Q: The temperature on my jeep wrangler started going high all of a sudden and it started making a strange noise 2012 Jeep Wrangler

Hello. It sounds like the engine may have gotten hot enough to cause some damage, especially if it was struggling. I would usually start by doing a block test to make sure that there is not any damage to the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...