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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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pressure Sensor
Common signs include the Oil Pressure Light coming on or blinking constantly despite oil levels being fine or the oil pressure gauge reading zero.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Filter Housing Gasket
Common signs include the Engine Oil Light coming on, oil dripping from the filter, and lower than normal oil pressure.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Return Hose
Common signs include cracks or bulges on the hose and noticeable oil leaks.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Pump O-Ring
Common signs include a low level of engine oil, leaking oil covering other parts of the engine, and puddles of oil under the car.
How Long Does a High Pressure Safety Valve Last?
Among the most important parts of an engine is the oil that it contains. Without the right amount of oil pressure in an engine, it will be hard for all...
How Long Does a Transmission Oil Pressure Switch Last?
The transmission oil lubricates the different parts in the transmission to ensure they are protected against heat and friction. In addition, the transmission fluid pump creates hydraulic pressure inside of the...
How Long Does a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Switch Last?
Having a smooth running car is no accident. A lot of different parts have to work in conjunction with each other for the engine to run smoothly. The variable valve timing (VVT)...
5 Warning Lights You Should Never Ignore
The modern automobile is almost fully computerized, and it provides drivers with access to a wide range of information. However, the problem is that your car can’t really talk to you (not yet, at any...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Cooler Hose (Automatic Transmission)
Common signs include visible damage on the hose, oil leaking around the fittings, transmission overheating, and deterioration in the rubber.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Cooler
Common signs include oil or coolant leaking from the oil cooler, oil getting in the cooling system, and coolant getting in the oil.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Vent Oil Separator
Common signs include smoke coming from the exhaust pipe, the Check Engine Light coming on, excessive oil consumption, and sludge under the oil cap.
What Does the Oil Pressure Warning Light Mean?
The oil pressure light warns you when the oil pressure in your car is getting low, due to either a pump malfunction or low oil level in the engine.
How to Replace an Oil Pressure Sensor on Most Cars
Oil pressure sensors fail if the sensor light blinks or stays on constantly when the pressure if acceptable or when the gauge is at zero.
How to Replace a Transmission Oil Pressure Switch
A transmission oil pressure switch relays measurements from the pump. If the filter is clogged, this switch puts the transmission into limp mode.
How to Buy a Good Quality Oil Pump
The movement of metal against metal in your engine can cause a great deal of friction and heat, which is tough on even the most durable metal parts. Metal-on-metal parts require a...
Is it Safe to Drive With the Oil Light On?
The Oil Light may come on due to a couple different reasons, which include low oil pressure or a low oil level. If your Oil Light comes on while you are driving...

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My 96 Cadillac Seville is running for about 30 mins and then my oil pressure lights comes on and says "stop engine". I've checked the oil and it's ok.
From what you've described, the problem sounds like you are loosing oil pressure to the engine and the light and noise are indicating that there is a problem. The fact that you are full of oil tells me that the...
Went to check my oil, oil cap was broken, threaded plastic was still intact, looked like top blew off.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Excess crankcase pressure is the likely source of this problem. If one or more of your crankcase ventilation components (i.e. PCV valve, oil breather/separator, or other crankcase ventilation device) are clogged up or inoperative, then...
My oil pressure a lot lower than normal
More than likely, this is an oil pressure sending unit issue, rather than an engine internals issue. The most straightforward way to check this is to put a trusted pressure gauge on the oil system, preferably plugged into where the...
My ford 500 2007 leaked out the oil and shut down on the road. The leak is fixed but it wont start. What could be the problem
When you leaked out all the oil, the oil pressure was lost in the engine. This loss of pressure caused all the moving parts to be starved of oil and no longer lubricated. You most likely seized the engine bearings....
How many quarts of oil should I put in the car, just until I get an oil change...Low oil pressure light just came on
With the engine off, add one quart of oil. Let the vehicle sit for a minute then check the level again. If it is still low, then add 1/2 quart of oil and recheck the level again until the dipstick...
No oil on dipstick and slightly lower oil pressure
Hello. If you are checking the oil at the dipstick and it is being added to the correct area then you more than likely have a serious internal sludge issue. If there is a lot of sludge then the oil...
Oil pressure low
Hi there, thanks for writing in. It's very possible that the crank position sensor is either sending faulty data or is broken and needs to be replaced. The car is shutting off automatically as a safety precaution due low pressure...
My car stopped on the highway said low oil pressure took it to a shop they change the sensor still have the same problem
I believe you have 2 problems here. The fundamental problem is that you may REALLY have low oil pressure, since replacing the oil pressure sending unit has not changed the "low oil pressure" indicator. I would get a dial-type pressure...
no oil pressure
It sounds like you may have a wiring issue with your oil pressure sensor. I would recommend inspecting the wiring yourself or having the wiring inspected professionally to determine if the circuitry is causing any issues. If any wiring requires...
Still burning oil - CCV replaced - No smoke at startup/while driving I'm burning through roughly 1 qt. oil every 600-800 miles. Al
Hello. You should start by checking your antifreeze. If your antifreeze is too low, your car could just be compensating for the coolant its missing. I always put 1/2 of a can of Seafoam in my engine before doing...
Oil light flashes when I push brakes
Hello. You don't indicate the mileage on your vehicle, but a high mileage or poorly maintained or abused engine could have low oil pressure from worn connecting rod or crankshaft main bearings or a clogged oil pump pickup screen. It...
2006 Tunda Oil Pressure gage shows between 1/2 - 3/4 depending on the speed going
Hello. The truck is designed to have a lower oil pressure at lower engine speeds and more pressure as the engine speed is increased. This sounds like it is normal operation of the gauge and oil pressure in the engine....
Low oil pressure eventually will stall out. Is the oil pressure sensor connected to the fuel pump relay?
Hello. Your oil pressure sensor should not be connected in any way to the fuel pump relay. These are two separate and distinct functions. I would first recommend checking the oil level to be sure there is enough oil in...
When I turn on the vehicle, my parking lights flash repeatedly. When I turn the headlight switch on, they stop flashing.
Hello there, you have several different issues going on with your 2003 Dodge Durango. The most likely cause for the multiple and erratic electrical issues is a shorted wiring harness, these will effect multiple systems and cause this type of...
Will the Oil pressure sensor make car shut off
Hello there. You have a few different issues going on with your 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The oil pressure sensor will not shut the vehicle off, it can prevent the vehicle from starting if low oil pressure is detected though. If...
Oil pressure - 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hello and thanks for your question. If your oil pressure gauge is showing low pressure all the time with the engine running, then the gauge may be faulty. If your oil pressure gauge is showing low at idle and when...
Low fluctuating oil pressure when engine is cold and noisy lifters when driving over 50 miles an hour
There are several causes for low oil pressure. They include components such as crankshaft bearings, to things like an oil filter or pump. A leaking o-ring will cause some issues, mostly related to low oil levels. The oil passages...
Low oil pressure - 2000 Chevrolet S10
With the weight of the oil, 5w-30 is preferred in climates that see temps below 0 degrees, and 10w-30 for 0 degrees and above. With that said, it is not unusual to see a drop in oil pressure when the...
Oil pressure light and the engine's max speed is 4000 rpm. After 2 days the car isn't starting anymore.
You have several problems and this makes things considerably more confusing. Jetta's are known for having challenges with their oil pressure light switches. The important thing to determine is that your motor has good oil pressure. The surest way to...
My oil pressure gauge is reading zero.
Hi there. There is no way to tell if the oil pressure is really low or your sending unit or gauge is bad. Instead of towing it, you may want to have a mechanic come to you and diagnose the...

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