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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 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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Oil light is on car full of oil runs smooth but oil light comes on
Hi there. When a motor is replaced, sometimes electrical sensors that relay information to the ECU have problems in communication and can cause multiple electrical problems as you've described. However, it's also possible this is mechanical, caused by a faulty...
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I have a 2011 Ford F-150. I tried turning the truck on this morning and there was a knocking sound as soon as I try to turn it on.
If the warnings you saw were for oil pressure, you might have some engine damage. If the truck is running, you need to stop using it until you get it checked out. Driving with low oil pressure can do a...
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Oil light comes on for a few seconds only when idle
If you are getting low oil pressure it would first start to show up in drive and low engine speeds. I would first suggest to have the oil and filter changed using correct oil. If problem continues then have pressure...
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Low oil pressure light came on car cut off won't start anymore
When the engine is running, oil is pumped throughout to lubricate and cool all of the places where metal slides against metal. If the engine runs low on oil, or if something goes wrong with the pump or oiling system,...
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My VTEC engine variable timing solenoid keeps going bad every week to two weeks, yet that's the only code that pops up on Autozone
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fact the solenoid continuously fails may indicate that electrical side or mechanical side behind it is not working properly. You can do two things to start off diagnostics. First, considering the interaction with...
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Oil temperature guage goes to max car starts to smoke
Hello, high oil pressure reading could be caused by a sending unit failure or an internal failure with oil pump regulator. Car smoke from exhaust system could be cause rich fuel mixture, anti-freeze consumption, and engine oil usage. It would...
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my 2007 impala lt has been getting the engine power reduced sign and will cut my car completely off, i recently just bought a scan
The code is for the oil pressure is low or the pressure sensor is open circuit. This will cause the failure low power mode. I suggest having the oil pressure checked and if okay then replace pressure sensor to fix...
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I have water in my engine oil, is the engine okay?
There's no good spin I can put on this. It's very likely that you've done some damage to your engine. The oil circulation is pretty high, so it's almost certain that the water was stirred up into the oil and...
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Is it possible to open my radiator cap too often - to the point that doing so can damage it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you are not doing any damage to the cap when you remove and replace it, the cap will likely be fine. However, any time you mess with any component over and over again,...
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Hello, i have problem with my Range rover sport 2008 3.6 TDV8. red oil lamp turns on
If the oil pressure light is on, you need to stop driving the car until you find the problem. Driving a car with low oil pressure can do a lot of damage to your engine in a fairly short time....
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2004 5.3 Tahoe oil pressure drops when stopped, rises when accelerating, sounded like an exhaust leak to, blow whit smoke on crank
Hello, thank you for writing in. The smoke on start up is usually due to the valve stem guides and or seals. They may need to be replaced. As far as the oil pressure is concerned, you need to check...
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I have a 2003 Dodge Dakota I just changed the oil and now the oil pressure seems to go too high
Check to make sure that you have the correct oil filter on the car and that the oil you put in the engine is of the correct viscosity recommended in the manual. If these things are correct you might have...
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Part question 93 saburban
Yes this engine has a screen below the oil pressure sending unit that may get clogged with engine sludge and will need to be removed using mechanical fingers and spray some carb cleaner in hole to loosen the screen so...
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My oil gauge fluctuates with my rpm is this bad
The oil pump is driven by the engine. Consequently the speed of the pump will vary directly with engine speed. Higher engine speeds result in higher pump output pressure while at lower engine speeds pump output pressure will be lower....
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Car was saying low oil pressure then started making a loud noise then then it leaked all of its oil out
Hi Jerry. What you are describing is a rather clear indication of an oil line leak. There are multiple oil lines and connections that are near the upper portion of your vehicle, that can leak on the exhaust, so knowing...
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My oil light came on different times the last few days what could it be
The first thing to do is to check the engine oil level to see if it is low on oil. If low then top it off. If oil is full then you will need to have the oil pressure checked...
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I drive Mkvi gti, oil pressure fault at high revs >3k rpm
Although your problem with the oil pressure warning is probably instrumentation. It's a bad idea to ignore oil pressure warnings. If the oil pressure is actually low, it will do serious engine damage very quickly. The thing to do is...
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I have a check oil light that's always on but the oil pressure is good how do you fix the light
You will need to have computer tested for codes and diagnose the codes and then have the oil pressure tested with a manual gauge and if pressure is good then replace the oil pressure sending unit and retest system. ...
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Had oil changed, now low oil pressure light is on. No leaks or metallic noises, but hear a hissing noise near air filter
You may have a defective oil filter or have an oil pressure sensor issue. Have the oil pressure checked at the oil pressure sensor port and if it is within specifications then replace oil pressure switch and retest system for...
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No oil pressue 2008 tahoe new oil pump
If the engine is not noisey then you may have a bad oil sender and clogged screen under sender and need to remove it and replace or clean it and replace sender. If you check pressure manually at the sender...

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