I have an issue with my Toyota [camry](/topics-camry/) 19...

I have an issue with my Toyota [camry](/topics-camry/) 1996 4 cyl LE trim Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far? Yes, I actually replaced the top cylinder It wasn't staring b...

I have an issue with my Toyota [camry](/topics-camry/) 1996 4 cyl LE trim Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far? Yes, I actually replaced the top cylinder It wasn't staring before then And after the replacement, [Engine](/topics-engine-toyota/) is idling so high And the high idle is leading to some overheating Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system? [Water pump](/topics-water-pump-toyota/) was replaced as well Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? The old water pump was leaking by drops

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Hello, my name is \*\*\*\*\* \*\*\*\*\* to just answer! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. I’m really sorry that you’re having this issue and I’m going to help you through it, but please understand that I (respectfully) don't know your skill level or tools you have to assist us to diagnose/repair your vehicle. Also, understand that I can't see, smell, hear or touch the vehicle either, so your patience/understanding is appreciated. Please allow me up to 10 minutes to gather schematics and other pertinent information for this issue. I do not know anything about the fees or charge so please if you have any concerns, direct them to customer service. My aim is to give you the best service possible and to help you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I appreciate your patience and will provide responses as soon as possible. Thank you. you replaced the top cylinder? what exactly does that mean?

My mechanic had me to replace it. I am talking about the upper section which houses the valves 16 valves to be preciseFrom the beginning, he changed my water pump, and some 2 oil seals located around the the same [timing belt](/topics-timing-belt-toyota/) train off the timing beltAfter changing these oil seals and the water pump. My engine wouldn't start, but cranked fine.
Automotive Expert
so you replaced the cylinder head?

I was also advised to change the gear-like unit which the crank sensor readsAt this point, I discovered the wrong part was replaced.Do you understand me to this point please?
Automotive Expert
so you replaced the cylinder head and the crank sensor tone ring. and you said you replaced the wrong part? what part? answer the questions please

The gear-like bode which the crank sensor reads is the only part I discovered was wrong.body\*This part has an internal diameter of about 2"
Automotive Expert
did you get the correct part and replace it?

That was after the whole replacement of several parts
Automotive Expert
ok, is the check engine light on? and did you double-check the timing?

Right now car starts, but hesitates start up only on first start of the dayWould still start up after about 3 engine cranksAfter this first start of the day, it would start at once on every other start on that same daysecond issue is, idle is high even to the hearing and the heat build up around the engine is much and rapid.This was not like this before these replacements were done sir.I got the correct part and replaced at last. CEL is on. Timing was double-checked and declared correctThe crank sensor tone ring was replaced with the correct one at last. Car had started but other complications set inFirst Start up hesitation and High engine idle. This high idle is making me get a temperature rise in engine hood and underneath and also on the temp gauge
Automotive Expert
what codes are you getting?

No scan tool available sorry
Automotive Expert
so it cranks and does not start now? Can you borrow buyt or rent a scan tool? its very important at this point?

please check my previous messages. I stated it starts now. but on first start up for the day, it needs me to crank the engine up to about 3 timesthen subsequently, it will continue to start at once throughout the daybut once car sits overnight, it will require me to crank about 3 times in the morning before it will start up to idle
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ok do you have a auto zone nearby they usually scan codes for free.. we really ned fault codes... The check engine light comes on when the on-board computer detects a fault in engine driveability or performance, transmission control system or transmission, or the emissions system, and a fault code is set and stored in the computer. Faults that can set the check engine light can range from a vaccuum leak, engine mis-fire, low engine compression, faulty sensor such as O2 sensor or other engine sensor, hydraulic pressure loss in transmission, transmission shift solenoid, open/short in wiring harness, emission evaporative system leak, or one of over a hundred different reasons. The only way to know what set a fault code and turned the check engine light on is to have a diagnostic scanner hooked up to the on-board computer and read it for stored diagnostic fault codes. Many auto parts stores will do this service for free- (like auto zone)check with you local parts stores. If none in your area do, then you will have to take it to a shop and pay to have the computer read for stored fault codes. Without knowing the fault codes numbers, it would be irresponsible to guess as to the cause as there are hundreds of possible causes if you provide me a diagnostic code we can narrow down the cause of failure

the Second stage of the issue is idle is high enough that one would sense the heat from the under hood if you stand close to the car about 2 ft awaytemp gauge rises a bit above normal operating temp
Automotive Expert
does the fan work? could be multiple issues? Could be throttle or even a plugged cat..codes are step one

both fans work finealright.
Automotive Expert
Get the codes and respons back,, They even sell scan tools on ebay and amazon for as little as 10 bucks..really a valuable tool In any DIY persons tool box

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Keep me posted

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