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Bad engine noise low oil pressure

I have a camry 1993 with a 4 cyl 2.2 engine and i have an oil leak on the passenger side, my mechanic said it was the oil pump and estimated $1200++ to fix it. this seemed rather high, so i told him to take the car down and drove off. i was also told that if the oil pump is shot than more than likely the engine is shot as well and that it's not worth fixing. should i get the repair done? and what's a reasonable price for the repair ? thanks for your help Hi, My 1998 Camry 2.2L just turned 200k, @ 200,040 it started making a REALLY BAD noise in the engine - i.e. clanking, but still runs. My 17 year old son was driving it at the time and said the car just stopped, he was able to re-start and drove it home 2 miles. All the fluids looks good - but the oil light fades on and off between idle and slight rev - goes on as RPM increases. Timing belt and water pump were all done at 145k - haven't run it long enough to see if over heating. It had a slight ticking Around 165k that Dealer said was wrist pin - could go any time - . If it were a wrist pin failure would it still run? Thanks JAke Ward Hampden Maine

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As for the 93 model i would say if the oil pump isn't working properly chances are that the crank and con rod bearings will be damaged and possibly piston i'm not sure about repairers where you are but if i were to pay $1200 i would expect the motor to be rebuilt too if it has done some serious damage i woul suggest a reconditioned engine you should be able to pick one up for around $1500-$2000 and most of them come with 2 yr warranty firstly id check the oil filter and see wether there are any debris in it such as metal or brass filings as for the 98 model with oil pressure light flickering on and bad engine knock i would think it was either a small end bearing or a big end bearing probably best not to drive it to long with a bad knock because a worn out big end bearing can end up letting the con rod come loose and break or bend causing serious damage ask your mechanic to check the engine oil pressure with a guage and put a new oil filter on it (Could be blocked)

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