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Official: 2002-2006 Camry 2.4 Liter 2AZFE Stripped Head Bolt Thread
EDIT: This Thread will now be used for all issues related to this topic. Thank you!!!!!!
Hello. Hope I can explain this correctly as I am not mechanically inclined. But this is my understanding:
I have a 2003 Camry LE with about 75K miles on it. Performed all service as outlined in the booklet that comes with the car.
My car started overheating. It was leaking coolant like crazy. Took it to the mechanic and he couldn't find the leak because the manifold was blocking the view. After he removed it he said that it was the head gasket. He also said that he had never seen anything like it. That it wasn't a result of the overheating because it was leaking externally instead of internally (I hope that makes sense). Also when they took off the bolts, that something happened to the threads? And that they had to rebuild the threads and then test if they could handle the pressure?
I just don't understand how this could happen. He said that it wasn't anything that I did and it was some kind of defect or something. That he would try to help me talk with Toyota and see if they would cover some of the cost because of the strange circumstances on why the head gasket was leaking...
Does any of this make sense???
Last edited by hardtopte72; 10-23-2014 at 01:19 PM.