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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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Transmission fluid pressure sensor not working.
Hi there. Check the wiring to the sensor and make sure that its connected. Look for any wiring that could be damaged or broken on the harness. If the harness checks out to be in good condition, then I recommend...
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I spun on some ice. Now my car doesn't seem to have any oil pressure.
You didn't say weather you had a "rough landing." If in the process of spinning you ran over some debris or maybe a curb, you could have damaged your oil pan and lost your oil. If you haven't already looked...
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I just had my oil changed so why is my guage reading low oil pressure 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Hello - the "low oil pressure after an oil change" behavior is usually caused by a stuck oil pressure regulator. The oil change process drains the oil passages in the pressure regulator. Refilling and restarting the engine causes a surge...
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Oil presure light
Hello. You should not have to reset anything related to the oil pressure after servicing the vehicle. If the light is coming on then that is a sign that there is an issue with the engine's oil pressure or an...
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Zero oil pressure
It is possible you have an oil pressure problem with the oil pump or the oil sending unit erratic output. The oil pressure should be tested with a manual gauge to see if pressures are good and steady or erratic...
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just drove a brand new truck off the lot today and 10 minutes down the road it starts blowing blue smoke out the exhaust and engin
Hello, thank you for writing in. In this situation you need to make sure you take the vehicle back to the dealership immediately. Assuming it is already there, they should be able to compensate for your time and energy. There...
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Oil sending unit life
It may be possible that the oil pressure sending unit is bad or the connection is bad. The oil pressure should be checked to make sure the oil pressure is within specifications. If the pressure stays in specified range then...
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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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I had the oil changed friday. Tonight the oil pressure gauge was all over the place and it said low oil pressure.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Oil pressure issues can occur for several reasons. If the oil pressure is low, there is likely a clog, bad pump, or issue with the filter. Most filters have a bypass that will cut...
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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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I can't find the oil pressure switch.
Hi there. The oil pressure switch is located either behind the cylinder heads attached to the engine block or located on the oil filter housing. Replace the oil pressure switch and clear the codes again by either a code reader...
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Had low oil pressure cut truck off now the starter just clicks 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello - Check the oil level first. Unfortunately, the low oil pressure light comes on too late in most cases, and potentially engine damage has already been done. It is possible that the "no starter" behavior is unrelated, and simply...
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oil pressure on 80 what can be the problem?
The best scenario is if the oil pressure sending unit is simply bad. The sending unit can be tested and/or you can simply tee in a known good gauge to rule the sending unit in or out as the cause....
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What issues would I have if my oil pressure switch is bad
Oil pressure switches can develop external leaks (that is, they can leak oil onto the engine) and/or the switch can fail internally such that the switch either fails to warn of low oil pressure or the switch goes off prematurely...
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Can using the wrong oil filter cause the oil pressure gasket to leak?
If the check engine light came on, and the light was still on at the time the mechanic did the "diagnostic", it is impossible for there to "be nothing wrong". In particular, the check engine light will only illuminate if...
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Had high rpm in 2nd, till no oil pressure 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
Yikes - hope you're recovering quickly - what a serious personal event! It is possible that your truck engine also sustained major damage during this scenario - damaged connecting rod or main bearings. It might be something as simple as...
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Oil leaking from top left side of engine, could that be the vavle cover gasket?
Oil leaks at the top of engine could be at valve covers, intake manifolds, head gaskets, cam seals, PCV valve grommets and tubing and related components. The best thing to do, to get the source of the leak identified, is...
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Upon starting, the vehicle has a dry start for about 5 seconds unless it sits overnight.
Hi there. Check the oil pressure sensor and see if its working or sticking. When the oil pressure sensor is sticking or not working correctly, the computer will cut the ignition and fuel off until oil pressure is met and...
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oil pressure sensor occuring on dashboard, oil change done yesterday no leaks, switched synthetic
Check your oil level to be sure it is adequate. Oil pressure can be checked and confirmed using an external gauge. If the pressure is normal based on a gauge reading, then the switch and/or circuit has a fault and...
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Jeep won't start, have a p0523 code
Diagnostic trouble code P0523 signifies that there is trouble with the oil pressure sensor circuit or an actual excursion, to the high side, in oil pressure. A "high" reading is being recorded by the PCM due to either electrical or...

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