1995 Toyota Camry 2.2 Check the Fuel Pump

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The 1995 Toyota Camry LE coupe came equipped with a 3.0 liter six cylinder engine. It also came included with several standard features including power brakes, cruise control, power steering, tinted glass and power windows. The Camry also came with a fuel pump located inside the fuel tank of the vehicle. The pump sends gasoline from the tank to the engine of the car, and will need to be replaced from time to time. Because the pump is difficult to access it is important to properly troubleshoot it first before you attempt to make any repairs.

Tools Used[edit]

Ignition key
Fuel pressure gauge

Check the Fuel Pump[edit]

  • Check to see if the fuel pump is sending gasoline from the fuel tank to the engine as soon as the car battery is turned on. Turn the ignition key to the first setting so that the battery is on and the engine is off. You should be able to hear the pump working if it is functioning properly. Be sure to do this test in a quiet place so you can hear the pump. You may need to enlist the help of another individual if you are in a noisy environment or are not sure what you hear.
  • Notice whether the engine of your Camry shows signs that the fuel pump is not functioning as it should. Two key signs that the pump has failed are the engine stalling when the accelerator pedal is pressed while you are driving and the engine not starting at all.
  • Look at what the fuel pressure of the engine is to see if it is too low. Connect the fuel pressure gauge to the Schrader valve of the engine. The Schrader valve resembles the air nozzle on a bicycle tire. Once the gauge is attached turn the engine on and let it idle. Read the fuel pressure level on the gauge and see if the pressure is too low. If you are unsure what the proper fuel pressure level is contact your local Toyota dealership to find out or speak with a mechanic that is familiar with Toyota Camry vehicles.
  • Determine if the fuel pressure regulator is working like it should. If the fuel pressure is low the regulator could be the problem instead of the fuel pump. Leave the fuel pressure gauge connected to the Schrader valve and run the engine at idle. Use pliers to squeeze the fuel line running to the fuel pressure regulator. Watch the pressure gauge as you squeeze. If the fuel pressure increases while you squeeze the regulator needs to be changed instead of the fuel pump.