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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Low Oil Level Sensor
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How Long Does a Low Oil Level Sensor Last?
Having the right amount of oil in an engine is important to the smooth running of your engine. In order for the engine on a car to run as intended, it will...
How Long Does an Oil Pump Cover Gasket Last?
In order for the oil in your car to get to where it needs to go, it will need the right amount of pressure. There are a number of different...
How Long Does an Oil Pan Gasket Last?
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How Long Do Oil Cooler Lines Last?
The only way that an engine will be able to run as intended is by having the right internal temperature. With all of the different things that can cause an engine’s...
How Long Does an Oil Filter Housing Gasket Last?
Oil is one of the most important parts of any engine due to the lubrication that it can provide. The internal parts of the engine need a lot of lubrication in...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing High Pressure Safety Valve
Common signs include the Oil Pressure Light illuminating, increased engine noise, and oil pressure dropping.
How Much Oil Does My Car Take?
Motor oil is vital to engine function. Usually 4-cylinder engines use five quarts of oil, 6-cylinder engines use six quarts, and V8 engines use eight.
How to React When Your Oil Light Is On
You’re driving along and you notice your oil light come on. You’re on your way to work and you don’t want to be late, but you wonder...
What Does It Mean When My Car Is "Burning" Oil?
You’re cruising along the highway when your Check Oil light comes on. As soon as you get home and the engine has a chance to cool off, you check the oil level. You’re surprised...
What Does It Mean When the Dashboard Warning Lights Blink?
A blinking car warning light can indicate different problems with your car. If your Check Engine Light flashes without stopping, get it checked out.
Is it Safe to Drive With the Oil Light On?
The Engine Oil Light indicates low engine oil levels or low engine oil pressure. Pull over and check your engine oil to avoid major engine damage.

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The oil pressure light comes on ONLY in park after getting oil changed. The car is full of oil.
This may very well be a faulty oil pressure sending unit. This is a sensor located down near the oil pan on your engine that monitors the oil pressure inside your motor. When this detects lower than normal oil pressure,...
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Car started to slow down and then the check engine light, battery, and engine oil light came on. What could cause this?
Hi there. It is possible that the battery cable came loose or the wires to the oil pressure sensor has came loose or failed. Check the battery cables and make sure that the terminals are tight and clean. Check the...
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When the stop engine oil low light keep coming on I put oil in the car why does it keep coming on
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle's low oil light comes on when the engine is stopped; this may not be a low oil level. It is very important to not overfill the engine with oil. Always...
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Car shuts down - Cadillac DeVille
Hi there. From the description you have provided, Oil Light comes on, steering wheel hard to turn, brakes barely work, gas pedal doesn't work at all, your vehicle appears to be stalling as you exit the freeway. Not knowing the...
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Ugly noise coming from the engine when I hit the gas pedal. Oil Light comes on when I brake harshly
The first thing to check would be the engine oil level. The red oil can light is a warning light for low oil pressure and this can happen if there is an internal failure or if the oil level is...
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oil light on. Will not start.
The low oil level and knocking noise may be very likely related in that this may have caused a number of things to fail such as crankshaft bearings or rod bearings. Depending on the severity of this, it may have...
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Oil change light comes on.
Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The light you are referring to is most likely your oil pressure sensor light. When this light comes on it is never advisable to drive your vehicle. This normally comes on when your...
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Car won't start after adding oil to I added oil drove for like 3 blocks and it died now it just turns over but will not start
Hello. The oil light is telling you the vehicle has low oil pressure. How low was the oil when you had to add it? If you have not check it since it stalled you should do that first. If it...
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Oil light breifly came on then went back off and the car died and won't start up. When it did this, the engine sounded horrible.
Hi there. If the engine oil light was flashing and the engine was running a little rough, then there was an issue that was happening at that moment. Check the engine oil and see if the level if full or...
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not starting
Hi there. If your Mitsubishi Lancer stopped running all of the sudden and the oil pressure light is illuminated, this may be a major mechanical problem that should be inspected and repaired by a professional mechanic. Before you head to...
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The oil light keeps coming on when we brake or park.
This may be a sign of a faulty or failing oil pressure sending unit switch. This is a unit that monitors the oil pressure inside the engine block and relays this information to the computer. When this is faulty or...
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My oil gets extremely low but my oil light does not come on. What part would regulate this?
Hello, thanks for writing in. There is no sensor on your Chrysler for oil level. The "oil light" (or oil can symbol) on your instrument cluster indicates when the engine has less than roughly 5 psi of oil pressure (this...
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My oil light does not come on when the oil is low, and the heater only blows hot air for a short time.
When the oil pressure drops lower than 8 psi, then the oil light will come on. If the oil pressure drops and there is no light, then check the oil pressure sensor harness for power. If there is power, then...
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Acura RDX 2010-check engine oil light
Hi there. The oil smoke seen, should have had a bluish tint and did not quickly dissipate. There are several possibilities for engine oil consumption. The most likely cause for your engine, is a failed oil seal in the turbocharger....
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At oil temp light flashing
Hello. Yes, your warning light will illuminate when the automatic transmission fluid is low. The transmission is one of the components that will turn on a "check engine" light. The reason you are low on transmission fluid may be the...
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Oil light goes off and on.
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...
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Oil light
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...
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Engine won't stay cranked over.
Check the engine oil level to see if there is oil in the engine. If there is oil in the engine and the oil light is on, then you will need to tap into an oil gallery on the engine...
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B1 Service Due NOW notification still pops up.
Hi there. The oil light may be coming on as the technician may have not turned it off or for got to reset the oil reminder light. Click here to view how to reset the oil reminder light on your...
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Engine light blinking and the oil light come on. Accelerates slow but when you get to about 30 mph it smooth out. Then when you slow down it start shake.
For the cylinder that has excessive oil in it, the oil is either coming in for the piston rings being worn or the valve guide is leaking on the intake valve causing the engine to consume the oil. If the...

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