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Old 12-16-2004, 01:26 AM   #1
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Angry Oops, drop a screw driver bit into opened hood

Hi, just did something stupid. I was trying to install a hood deflector onto my Corolla 2005. The screw driver bit fell out and drop into the engine. (Not into the engine block - it has cover)I, of course (I am a newbie) freak out. I move the car and check the floor, found nothing. next day I drive to garage (no strange sound) and have them check, nothing. I am just wondering, since I am not very familar with the machinic of a car, is there any moving parts of the powertrain that might get stuck with the bit? (about 5 cm long) the machinic of the garage told me that all moving part is covered. But I just want a second opinion.

Any help is appeciated.

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Old 12-16-2004, 03:20 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 12-20-2004, 02:44 AM   #3
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Thumbs up

i've dropped bigger things into the hood of a toyota, nothing went wrong.. everything from oil caps, to cigarettes, to screws, oil plugs.. nothing has happened... i wouldn't worry about it, i'm sure it has fell out by now.. with acceleration and braking and bumps and stuff..
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Old 02-10-2005, 09:24 AM   #4
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don't worry

I've lost 8 bits, 2 bolts and numerous washers in my engine bay and nothings happened yet. heres some words of wisdom.never set an open toolbox on your engine.
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Old 02-10-2005, 09:52 AM   #5
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it most likely got lost in a grove on outside of car, i did a head gasket on a 3.8 and thought i droped something in the block becouse once i started it it ratteled and klanged, ( i forgot to tighten down all the rocker arms, and all i had to do was put some more push rods in it,to fix my mess up) but if you dont hear no noise then dont worry.
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