where is oil level sensor on 1998 Camry 2.2

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Old 19 Sep 2009, 11:52 am   #1 (permalink)
jan siepelstad
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Default where is oil level sensor on 1998 Camry 2.2

I sometimes have problems with the oil level light in the dashboard.
It lits up when the motor is getting quite hot (like in traffic jams)
although there is enough oil level in the motor.
Attention: I'm not talking about oil pressure light, but about oil level
light.
At my Toyota dealer they tell me I have no sensor anymore, since the oil pan
(is that the right word? I'm not a native English speaker) under the motor
has been renewed and the new type doesn't have the sensor anymore.
But the dealer can't explain why the control light lits up now and then.
I think they just doesn't know.

Anyone knows where to find it?

Zwerius Kriegsman (from the Netherlands)


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Old 22 Sep 2009, 01:57 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Sep 19, 12:52 pm, "jan siepelstad" <j...@microsoft.com> wrote:
> I sometimes have problems with the oil level light in the dashboard.
> It lits up when the motor is getting quite hot (like in traffic jams)
> although there is enough oil level in the motor.
> Attention: I'm not talking about oil pressure light, but about oil level
> light.
> At my Toyota dealer they tell me I have no sensor anymore, since the oil pan
> (is that the right word? I'm not a native English speaker) under the motor
> has been renewed and the new type doesn't have the sensor anymore.
> But the dealer can't explain why the control light lits up now and then.
> I think they just doesn't know.
>
> Anyone knows where to find it?
>
> Zwerius Kriegsman (from the Netherlands)



European models may be different, but the US models only have an oil
pressure light. If the light comes on there are a few causes: bad
sensor. bad oil pump. blocked pickup tube in oil sump. too light a
grade of oil.

Do you change the oil with the proper grade at recommended intervals?
If yes,

Does the car leak oil? If no,

Check the oil pressure sensor. It could have some gunk in it. That's
the cheapest solution.

If that doesn't work, pull the oil pan and check the pickup tube.
Clean it if needed.

If that doesn't work, the front of the engine has to come off because
it's the oil pump.

In the U.S. there has also been a problem known as sludge buildup and
the Toyota has been repairing cars with the condition. I don't know
about Europe. But it might be worth a call to the "Regional
Representative" if the dealer doesn't have a clue.

The light should not come on, and if it does, the car should not be
driven.

Cheers,

MD



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