1994 PREVIA. HARD KNOCKING WHEN FOOT ON BRAKE AND IN DRIVE OR REVERSE. REPLACED SPARK WIRES, ROTOR, AND CAP

  • Tiny
  • Cornbread777
  • 1994 TOYOTA PREVIA
  • 200,000 MILES

Think oil pump?0

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Saturday, January 7th, 2012 AT 4:24 AM

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  • Rivermikerat
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If you suspect the oil pump, rent or borrow an oil pressure gauge from a parts store. Remove the oil pressure sending unit (lower side of the engine by the oil filter) and install the pressure gauge. Start the engine and check the pressure reading. Should be at least 30-35PSI.

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Saturday, January 7th, 2012 AT 4:35 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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Where is the knocking coming from?

If external, I would suggest checking the engine mounts.

Oil pump would not cause knocking, especially when stopped.

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Saturday, January 7th, 2012 AT 2:00 PM
  • Tiny
  • Rivermikerat
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Unless it caused a spun bearing.

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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 9:05 PM

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