I put a new oil sending unit on it but still got the light and the knocking. I took it to the Toyota dealer to see if it was full of "sludge", but the mechanic there said it was clean. So yesterday I decide to drive it home from the Toyota dealer and my wife drove it all the way home and there was no oil light or knocking.
I decided to take it out last night, I drove it around for an hour and everything was fine, The engine was as quiet as could be and no oil light came on.
The Toyota dealer told me the engine was bad and I'd need a new/ rebuilt one, but if the engine was bad, wouldn't it be knocking all the time? Something is wrong with it, but I just don't think the engine is shot like the mechanic told me. Possibly a clogged oil pump screen? Why only intermitten knocking?
I appreciate all suggestions and apologize for such a long first post.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 AT 2:39 PM