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Toyota Camry Valve Cover Gaskets May Leak Oil

Toyota Camry Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009

Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6

Average Mileage: 139,192 mi (30,000 mi - 280,667 mi)


The valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.

  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 175,000 mi

    Just changed the Valve Cover gasket and within 2 days it was leaking again. Retorqued oit and it may even be leaking worse.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 188,000 mi

    Valve Cover Gasket Leaked oil. Replaced gasket.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 75,500 mi

    oil leaking around valve cover gaskets. Should they be adjusted. My son has had camry's and has an avalon that did the same thing. He turned the gaskets 1/4 turn and the problem ceased. Also we have been told b a toyota mechanic that this does sometimes happen if you use synthetic oil which we do in all our toyota cars.
    Do I need to have them replaced or just adjusted?

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 136,000 mi

    Dripping oil, smell of oil when car is stopped after driving.

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  • Visitor, , 2.5L V6, 197,000 mi

    There's always oil leaking from gasgets;slow leak that sits on engine;not dripping everywhere kind of leak! I also smell oil burnoff when running engine uphill and such thru mountains.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 135,000 mi

    My car burns oil fast n I was told I needed my valve cover gasket replaced. After doing so, I continued to burn oil. I don't have any obvious leaks, so not sure why/where it is coming from..

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 74,787 mi

    Car runs great but the oil smell occasionally comes into the vehicle.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 40,000 mi

    Cover near firewall. Firestone mechanic mis-diagnosed as power steering hose and pump problem.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 170,000 mi

    burning oil smell, leaking valve cover gaskets.

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  • Vale coves leak

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