93 Camry Oil Light

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Old 04-28-06, 09:18 AM
jcwasson
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93 Camry Oil Light

I have a 1993 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder with an automatic transmission. I've just begun having issues with the oil light flickering on and off. It seems that when I drive it for about 20 minutes the oil light will flicker on and then stay on for a while. It then goes off briefly and then flickers and comes back on. After letting the car sit for a few hours to cool down, the same thing happens when I start to drive it. When I check the oil level it's full. The car has 147,000 miles, but there are no major leaks that I can see. I'm at a loss on this.
 
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Old 04-28-06, 09:41 AM
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Several possibilities:
1. Faulty sending unit
2. Worn bearings
3. Worn oil pump
4. Too low viscosoity oil

When's the last time the oil was changed and do you know what weight oil was used? Also, when the light is on or flickering is there any noticeable clicking or clattering in the engine?

Here's some reading material on the subject:

http://www.aa1car.com/library/us1097.htm
 
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