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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
Car warning lights tell you something in your car needs attention. If you see the Check Engine Light or other warnings, get it inspected right away.
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 Replace a High Pressure Safety Valve
High pressure safety valves help the car engine run smoothly. Oil filter housings can burst if high pressure relief valves are stuck closed.
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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yesterday I was driving and losing oil like crazy. I had it checked and it was determined that my oil pressure sensor or switch is
If the part leaking oil is confirmed in a leak inspection to be the oil pressure sending unit, switch or sensor, replacement of the pressure sensor is usually fairly straightforward and thus can be accomplished during a mobile visit to...
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Oil light goes off and on
The engine oil pressure may be getting too low at idle from the engine oil pump not pumping enough pressure or the engine bearing are worn and leaking excess oil past them when the engine is running. You could also...
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Low oil pressure light stop engine
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. In...
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Oil pressure sensor works erratic
You will need to check to see if the oil pressure sensor got damaged when all the work was performed. If it is damaged in any way then replace oil pressure sensor. If the pressure sensor is not damaged then...
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The engine on my car has seized and is a write off. Should the manufacturer accept any liability?
Unfortunately, your car is outside the warranty period, so legally speaking, they do not have to warranty your motor. It is unfortunate your car has suffered so many failures and very frustrating for you because you have done what you...
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Over heating and oil light comes 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. it...
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High oil pressure
This will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact over filled with oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...
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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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Engine Code P0016
The P0016 code is most likely due to the engine sludge build up as the VVT (variable valve timing) system is control with oil pressure. In regards to the engine flush, I whole heartedly agree with Toyota. The number of...
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Low oil pressure - 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
Hi there. If you are having a low oil pressure on the gauge, put a mechanical gauge on the engine and check for oil pressure. If the oil pressure is 40 psi or higher, then the engine is fine and...
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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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Loss of oil pressure in engine - 1998 Dodge Ram 1500
The first task is to determine what is causing the low oil pressure. Only then will we know what the other options may be. Typical causes of low oil pressure are a bad oil pump, low oil level, oil leaks,...
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Oil sending unit
Hey there. The two parts are different in their operation but performs the same function. The oil pressure sender is a variable resistor sensor that will increase and decrease resistance as the oil pressure goes up and down. This sensor...
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Oil pressure
The oil pressure should never read "0." It will be very low, usually around 15-20 psi, but should never be "0." There are a number of factors to consider in terms of oil pressure such as the viscosity of the...
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The oil pressure gauge triggers the red oil lamp when idling
This may be related to low oil in the motor or potentially a faulty oil pressure sensor. I would recommend checking the oil via the dipstick first to be sure the proper amount of oil is in the motor to...
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Chevy 5.3l - Lost oil pressure, why?
Hello - since you didn't appear to be leaking oil in a significant way (busted oil line, hole in the pan), I suspect that the oil pressure relief valve may have been stuck in the "relief" position. Some of the...
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Oil light coming on
This may be a result of low oil levels creating low oil pressure at lower engine speeds. When the engine is at an idle or lower rpm's, the engine builds less oil pressure. If your oil is lower than the...
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My car is in limp mode - 1997 Ford Taurus
If you cracked your oil filter and the engine pumped out all the oil and you continued to drive it, you may have damaged the internal bearing of the motor. If you perform an oil and filter change you may...
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What is minimum oil pressure at idle?
The minimum oil pressure at idle is only 5 psi (34.5 kpa). The minimum oil pressure at 2000 engine rpms is 35 psi (241 kpa). Both of these pressures are using a mechanical oil pressure gauge that can measure the...
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Would a faulty front main bearing seal drop oil pressure to the hydraulic lifters?
Hi there. Lifters will tap if there is no pressure to them causing a gap or if the lifters are out of adjustment. Put on a mechanical oil pressure gauge to the engine and check for oil pressure. If there...

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