Did I blow my engine passing a car? 1999 Toyota Camry.

xx1999xx1999 Member Posts: 1
edited November 2014 in Toyota
I have a 1999 Toyota Camry 2.2 4cyl with 220K+ miles.

I was driving on the freeway when I heard a loud "POP" and rat-tat-tat cracking sound from my engine. I managed to pull over on the road where the car rolled to a stop. I tried to start up the car and the starter cranked, but the engine wouldn't start.

I thought it might be a broken timing belt since a similar situation happened to a family member (who was driving another Camry) a couple of years ago, and we were able to fix the car by changing the worn down timing belt. So today I spent all day taking things apart and finally got to the timing belt, but to my surprise, the belt looks completely fine.

I fear I might've actually blown the engine but don't know how to diagnose this. What do you guys think? I would really appreciate any ideas that might help me save my car!


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