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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.
Is It Safe to Drive With the Oil Pressure Light On?
When your Oil Pressure Light comes on, you can bet that there is a reason. It could be something as simple as...
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 High Pressure Safety Valve
Common signs include the Oil Pressure Light illuminating, increased engine noise, and oil pressure dropping.
How Long Does an Oil Pressure Sensor Last?
The The lubrication that the oil in your engine offers is important in maintaining the car’s functionality. A variety of parts go into ensuring that the oil supply in a car stays at peak levels. Making sure that the pressure...

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What does the Engine Oil Pressure light mean on the dash?
One of the most alarming lights you’ll see on the dash of the Fusion is the Engine Oil Pressure light. It looks like a little oil can, and it will come on under a couple of different conditions. Here’s what...
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Oil pressure warning light flashing
The first thing I would recommend doing after seeing a warning like that on your vehicle is to check the engine oil level. When the oil level goes low, this can cause the oil pressure to go low as well....
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Oil pressure warning light flashing
Many engines, regardless of the mileage, will burn a little bit of oil over time. This is part of the reason that the manufacturers recommend changing your oil at certain intervals. If your vehicle was due for an oil...
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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...
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Oil Pressure Light is on.
Exactly how low the oil level is inside the motor - which caused the Oil Pressure Light to come on - will determine whether or not there may be damage. Chances are, if it just came on briefly, the oil...
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Oil pressure light
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. I...
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Oil Pressure Gauge
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. I...
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Oil light is on
There are a variety of possibilities that could be at play here. The oil light may have come on due to low oil pressure which may be what has caused the rattling you hear. If this is the case, there...
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Oil light goes off and 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. I...
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Oil light goes off and 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. I...
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Oil light goes off and 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. I...
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Oil light
You would need to have the oil pressure tested with a gauge to see if the pressure is within specifications. A sending unit may be bad or you are low on oil pressure. The reason for this could be anything...
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Low oil pressure light on
Hi there. Sometimes when a mechanic removes the OEM timing chain and installs a new kit, mistakes can be made on reattaching electrical or ground wires to internal components, such as the oil pump. Other causes that might trigger the...
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Low oil pressure light
Oil pump failure can happen on high mileage vehicles. This is normal due to engine wear and oil pump wear. Before replacing the oil pump, I would suggest having it properly inspected. A qualified mechanic can perform an oil pressure...
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Cranking up
The Check Engine and Oil Pressure Light may flash if the oil pressure switch did not give an oil pressure signal to keep the fuel pump running. I suggest having the vehicle scanned for any codes, then test and replace...
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Today I was backing out of my driveway and my car cut off and the oil light came on
It would be normal for the oil pressure light to come on after the engine stalled. If the light came on before the engine stalled, or if it has been coming on while you are driving, that could be a...
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We're is the oil sener
If you are referring to the oil pressure sensor, that sensor is screwed into the engine block. On a transverse mounted engine, the sensor is visible as you look from the front of the engine compartment. If you are referring...
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HI I was driving home today and noticed while I was at a traffic light my oil light started to flicker.
Engine oil pressure may be below the requirement at idle. To determine that, temporarily install an external pressure gauge and verify that you have at least 5 PSI at idle, although you should compare against the pressure specification set forth...
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oil pressure light comes on when l stop at a light or when it idles then l push the gas peddle and it goes off.
When the oil pressure light comes on, the engine oil is loosing oil pressure. I recommend performing an oil change and filter change with a good brand filter. If the light is still coming on, then hook up a mechanical...
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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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