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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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Oil light comes on when braking
You should first check to make sure the oil level is full. If system is full of oil then you should have the oil pressure checked to see if it is in specifications. The problem sounds like when you are...
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Car starts then immediately stalls out.
Hi there. Check the engine oil level and make sure that it's full. Top off the oil if it's low and recheck to see if the engine is still stalling. The symptoms that you describe are as if the engine...
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So I recently left my 2010 Dodge Charger with out oil and it started a tapping noise inside the motor.
Hi there. When operating an engine without any oil in the oil sump (oil pan), then the bearings, rings, valves, and lifters will starve of lubrication and begin to tap and knock. The lifters were closed up causing the valves...
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Oil pressure sensor came unplugged i need to know where to plug it back in at 1992 Geo Metro
Hello - the oil pressure sensor on your Geo is located immediately above the oil filter. It is a single-wire connector. This sensor screws into the engine block just below the oxygen sensor wiring. For assistance, I recommend an electrical...
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Do I need to replace the engine?
If the upper part of the engine is noisey then you may have lack of oil getting to the camshaft and the lifters. You may need to have the oil pressure checked to see if the engine is getting oil...
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What could cause it not to move forward?
Hi there. When the pump is turning in the transmission and the oil cooler line breaks off, the oil tends to pump out very quickly. It sounds like the pressure control solenoid has failed and is not directing the pressure...
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Went to Jiffy Lube got a oil change
To determine if an engine is seized, one would turn it clockwise by hand using a wrench and socket applied to the crankshaft pulley bolt. That test is made easier if you remove the spark plugs so that there is...
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Could the low oil level sensor be accidentally knocked off during an oil change on a es330 Lexus 2005. My engine recently seized up.
Hi there. Look all around the engine and around the oil pan and filter. Look for any signs of oil leakage. If there is no oil leakage, then check the engine oil level. If the oil level is full, then...
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Driving down the road oil pressure red light comes on no check engine comes on but car starts to sound like a diesel truck
The oil pressure warning light will come on if oil pressure falls below a safe threshold. It is possible for there to be plenty of oil in the engine but, due to a fault in the oil pump, oil pressure...
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Starts fine then after a minute or so starts to misfire.
Hi there. Check the oil pressure to the fuel injectors and see if the pressure is dropping. The injectors require the oil pressure to make them work and if the pressure is dropping, then the injectors will not fire. If...
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Oil Pressure light comes on after driving for 10 mins
If the oil pressure warning light has come on, the very first thing to do is make sure the cause is not a malfunction in the warning light circuit or oil pressure sensor. The circuit can be tested and the...
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Oil light stay on 2005 Toyota Corolla
Congratulations - way to take the initiative! It might be worthwhile to put a real oil pressure gauge in there to see what real operating oil pressure is. The "oil pressure light" trips on only about 5 psi of pressure...
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Truck won't start but it is turning over just not catching but just checked oil and there is none
Without additional information and testing the no start cannot be determined with supplied information. However if you ran the engine with no oil in the engine then there may have been internal engine damage. First fill oil in the crankcase...
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Motor making a tapping noise.
The tapping noise that you are hearing is the lifters on the engine not filling up with the engine oil either due to lack of oil pressure or they are stuck. First check the oil level and make sure that...
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I drove home with the oil light on. Is my engine still good?
It's very likely that you've done some serious engine damage. Normally oil is continuously pumped through all of the turning and sliding surfaces of the engine and when the pressure goes, it doesn't take long to damage the precision ground...
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How can I fix a ticking noise coming from the engine to my Pontiac torrent 2009?
Hi there. The noise you are hearing is the lifters in the engine are not pressurizing up or stuck in the down position. Check the oil level on the engine and see if the level is low. If the fluid...
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What type of oil does an Audi A4 quatro 2009 use?
You can use 5W-40 synthetic oil that meets Volkswagen standards 502.00 and 505.00. Alternatively, you can use 5W-30, 0W-40, or 0W-30. If the light you are referring to is a low engine oil level warning light and the oil level...
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Oil pressure drops too low and then when I start the drive it goes back up to normal 2002 Mercury Mountaineer
Hello - low oil pressure at a hot idle is a normal indicator of worn engine bearings in a high-mileage engine. Since the oil light turns off when you accelerate indicates the oil pump is pumping more than 5 psi...
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Oil light comes on
If the oil pressure warning light comes on there is either dangerously low oil pressure or there is a sensor malfunction. You should always turn the engine off immediately due to the significant potential for costly engine damage. First, be...
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Over filled oil gears shift late on turns. Will draining excess resolve issue?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things that can happen when you overfill the oil in your engine. The damages can range from high oil pressures (and stress on the system), to complete engine failure. With that...

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