'96 Camry oil pressure problem

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Old 04-03-03, 06:14 AM
pwhatley
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'96 Camry oil pressure problem

A friend has a '96 Camry w/ the 2.2 4-cyl engine and is having a problem with the oil pressure. He installed a new oil pump and the engine only maintained pressure for a few moments. The oil
pressure reading is 4lbs. He says engine compression is within the normal range. Any ideas? Thanks.
 
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Old 04-03-03, 06:38 AM
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Reasons for low fuel pressure include: Blocked Strainer, Faulty Pressure Gauge, Faulty Sending Unit, Faulty Wiring, Faulty Pressure Switch, Worn Barings/Crank Shaft Journals, Crank Case Gasket. This is not a complete list but some of the more common causes of low oil pressures.

I know thatís lot of different things but, this is one of those problems with a lot of causes. I would start by making sure you have a Low Oil Pressure situation with a manual gauge, If you do indeed have a low pressure problem, I would look at my pressure switch if you have one. Next I would make sure the crank case gasket is not damaged or missing, last I would consider the Worn Barings/Crank Shat Journals problem.
 
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Old 04-03-03, 07:04 AM
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100% correct. I agree. Good advice from Weld.
 
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