2002 Toyota Camry le 6 cylinder

Asked by Jerry Jan 27, 2020 at 10:13 AM about the 2002 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Vehicle died while driving it. It will not start. A
tester was hooked up and the code said it was the
crankshaft position sensor I put the new one on it
still would not start so I was about start process
of elimination. Well I checked the oil first and it
was thin and the odor of gasoline was really
strong. What should I do?

5 Answers


Gas Oder in the engine oil...very bad. DO NOT START THE ENGINE. BIG $$$$$ repairs could result. Find the Fuel Pressure Regulator. It is usually a round device with a rubber hose attached. Pull off the rubber hose and smell the hose and the nipple it is attached to. If you smell or see gasoline...you have a bad FPR. Change the oil and Filter before a restart. You might have to replace the Spark Plugs if they are fouled with gasoline. Get back with results.


Jerry.....any updates concerning the issue with this vehicle?

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Haven't had time yet. But I was wondering as long as it has not been started since it has died that changing the oil and FPR it should be fine . Not sure if I would want to do it if bigger more expensive problems would be an issue. I would like your thoughts and your opinion if it wouldn't be to much trouble.


I understand your concern about the fost of repairs. Change the oil and filter is a start. Beyond that ....well....depends on how you want to proceed. DIY....or...get an expert to do the repaires.

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