My 2002 Taco has been serviced regularly, ~135k miles. I was driving normally and suddenly the engine still ran but I could not accelerate. Engine still running, I pulled over and stopped the truck. Stopped the engine, tried starting it once and nothing.
Waiting for the tow truck, I noticed major amounts of oil leaking. It leaked for the 45 minutes I waited, on the way home, and in the driveway.
Called the mobile mechanic and he filled up 2 quarts of oil and tried to start it. After a a second or two of hearing the starting sound, he called it. Said I need a new engine.
The starter, to me, sounds a hair weaker than normal but still sounds strong. The engine won't start at all. I've been told it could be an oil pressure thing but I don't know if the 2002 has the oil safety sensor. I had a ton of oil leaking out but I still assume there was oil in the engine? Again, no major sound or anything, acceleration just cut out, now it won't start.
Could it be an oil pressure problem? A buddy of mine thinks so but I thought I'd ask all you wise folks. Belts are fine, timing was changed at 100k, only fluid leaking is oil.