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Oil light Toyota camery 1998 4 cylinder. oil light comes on already change sender and put a oil pressure gauge which I'm not sure was any good and I didn't get a reading. I took the gauge out of the sender hole with the engine going and no oil came out.No abnormal noises coming from the engine and still goes normally

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  • jetandbonnie May 08, 2009

    Will the engine record a code for this problem?

    How do i check for codes


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No oil spiting out the open hole is not a good sign. Im sure you checked the oil level but check it again. Do not run the engine with no oil pressure or it will eat itself up in real fast. The problem could be in the pump itself. They seldom go bad but the some times they will have a clogged pick up screen or shear a pin on the gear.

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  • Manuel Rebelo May 08, 2009

    I'm certain it will have a code to tell you low or no oil pressure.


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