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I've got an 89 Camry 4 cyl. automatic my dad bought brand new that I acquired in 97. It's been a fantastic vehicle and is super-clean. The only things we'ver ever had done to it were routine maintainence, a couple of starters, a windshield and I think the timing belt a long time ago.

It's been acting really funny lately. I had a tune up 3 years ago (new distributor cap and plug wires, new plugs etc.) This year it kept quitting in the rain - so I replaced the distributor cap again and it seemed to do okay. But it's just acting sluggish and dies when you gun it. (similar to a lot of other posts I've noticed).

I'm wondering what types of service you all would recommend to make the engine super snappy again. Complete overhaul? Rebuild? or something as simple as cleaning out the fuel injector or fuel filter?
 

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I would swap. It will cost you $3000+ to do an overhaul. You vould find a new 4cyl for a grand or so. It's usually not worth it to rebuild unless you are upgrading the internals.

At this point, unless the car is in mint physical condition, it would almost be more worth it to buy a new car then rebuild. But if you have a good body on that, swap the engine for a matching one. It will save you some cash, and put some new life back in it:)
 

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If a swap is the answer, what are the chances of swapping the 4 Cyl. for a V6? Too much hassle?
 

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wraevn said:
This year it kept quitting in the rain - so I replaced the distributor cap again and it seemed to do okay. But it's just acting sluggish and dies when you gun it. (similar to a lot of other posts I've noticed).
The coil is probably cracked.

I would check it out and replace it if necessary.
 
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