Question about 1998 Toyota Camry
I have 177,000 miles on my 1998 Camry and the check oil light came on. I got the oil changed and the light went out for a day. It's back on, I checked the oil and it is at full.
The red oil warning light is telling you the oil pressure is below 10 psi. Low oil pressure can be caused by a lack of oil, but not always.
The engine can be full of oil and have no oil pressure because of a faulty oil pump or screen, or other mechanical problems.
You would need to have the oil pressure checked with a mechanical gauge to verify. You could also replace the pressure switch to cross it off the list. If you replace it and the light stays on, you need to check it with a mechanical gauge.
Posted on Jan 17, 2013
If it is the oil pressure warning light showing, the next thing to do is to remove the oil pressure sender unit and screw in a gauge to see if the sender is at fault.
After that it could be that the over-pressure relief valve in the oil pump has stuck open.
Posted on Jan 17, 2013
Check the oil sending unit. You can put a external gauge on your motor to see if the pressure really is bad or good. If its good then you most likely got a bad sending unit. Also check the oil filter they used to make sure it was correct and the weight of oil
Posted on Jan 14, 2015
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Code P0401 1998 Toyota Camry
I'm assuming that it is a four cyl.The p0401 code is for insufficient egr flow.Most of the time it is the egr vsv valve (vsv means vacuum switching valve)which is what controls the vacuum to the egr valve to open it.It is kind of hard to get to as it is on the block under the head on the back side.If you follow the hose from the egr valve it goes to the vsv.I have also seen mice eat holes in the vacuum line which would also give you problems.I hope this help and let me know if you have anymore questions
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
SOURCE: maintenance required
That is a friendly "get the oil changed light" and a reminder that a 25K service is due. To get rid of the light, push down the "A" trip reset button, turn the car off (while holding the button down), and turn the ignition on but don't start the car - while still holding down the A reset button. You'll see a count up meter on the display that will tell you when the system is reset. Enjoy.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
these cars have problems with bad oil pressure warning switches you may have someone put an oil pressure gauge on the car and make sure your pressure is within spec and go ahead and change the sender if it checks out please rate -jeff
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
SOURCE: 1998 toyota camry V6
P0420 indicates you have a catalyst efficiency issue; replacement of the Air-Fuel Sensor should take care of that;
The P0441, P0446 and (I assume P0440); you said 446 twice, indicates a faulty or loose fuel cap; it is not sealing properly.
Please feel free to respond to me if you have any further questions.
A FixYa rating from you regarding my assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
obviously they did disconnect a sensor while they were working on your vehicle.this will set a code in your vehicle's computer.They call this a soft code since there was not a failure but it just did not sense a signal.After reconnecting it clears the code after so many ignition cycles,meaning turning the key on and off so many times.The code is stored in the computer so it would be a good idea to take it to the dealer to check it out and make sure there are no other problems
Posted on May 25, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 16, 2013 | 1998 Toyota Camry
Apr 17, 2012 | 1998 Toyota Camry
Feb 17, 2011 | 1998 Toyota Camry
Mar 07, 2010 | 1998 Toyota Camry
Oct 12, 2009 | 2007 Toyota Camry
Oct 09, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Camry
Jun 12, 2009 | 1988 Toyota Camry
Sep 01, 2008 | 1998 Toyota Camry
463 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: