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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.
How Long Does an Oil Pressure Sensor Last?
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...
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.
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 being low on oil, or it could be an indication...

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My 96 Cadillac Seville is running for about 30 mins and then my oil pressure lights comes on and says "stop engine". I've checked the oil and it's ok.
From what you've described, the problem sounds like you are loosing oil pressure to the engine and the light and noise are indicating that there is a problem. The fact that you are full of oil tells me that the...
Why did my car leak oil? 2004 Cadillac DeVille
Hey there. You must have gotten the oil filter double gasket from the old gasket O-ring left on and put a new filter on, and it would not let the new filter seal. Remove the oil filter and check for...
Cracked my oil pan, lost oil, and now wont start. Did i kill it?
If you lost all your oil, I'm afraid that by the time the oil light came on, you had already done some damage. If you continued to drive with an oil pressure warning, you may have wrecked it. Once the...
Dash lights stay on until the car starts running
Hi! We will be happy to assist you. The hood light not working is likely due due to a bad bulb or a loose wire. There are a few things I recommend that a technician inspect to find as to...
Oil Pressure Issues
The PCV system on this engine is incorporated into the air filter housing and has no serviceable parts. If there is excessive oil in the air filter housing then the entire housing would need to be replaced as an assembly....
My oil pressure light comes on when driving
The Check Engine Light may have come on for another reason and may not be related. You should have it scanned and diagnosed. As for the Oil Pressure Light, you may have a blockage in the oil pump screen and...
Oil light keeps coming on
You should have the oil pressure checked first. If the pressure is normal then replace the oil pressure switch. The switch controls the light if pressure is lost or if the sensor shorts internally to a ground which sets the...
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...
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...
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...
My Oil Pressure Light blinks when I come to a stop. What's wrong?
This is likely a sign of low oil pressure, which is usually caused by a leak or low oil levels. I would start by checking your oil to be sure the oil level is at the appropriate capacity. You should...
I was driving and then all of a sudden, my oil pressure went down and a loud knocking started.
Hi, thanks for writing in. The only way to verify if the engine is damaged is to do at least a partial inspection of the internals. The oil pan and/or valve covers should be removed to inspect the camshaft sensors,...
Oil light flashes when I push brakes
Hello. You don't indicate the mileage on your vehicle, but a high mileage or poorly maintained or abused engine could have low oil pressure from worn connecting rod or crankshaft main bearings or a clogged oil pump pickup screen. It...
Engine light came on after washing engine 2 days later then went off and oil lamp came on three times - driving - went off.
Well, you have a couple of questions here and not a lot to go on, so I'll address them as best I can. Your Check Engine light indicates that a trouble code from a sensor has been registered in the...
Oil level sensor
Hi, thanks for writing in. The answer is yes. When the oil gets oil and dirty it may start to thicken and cause a sludge to start to build up on components including the oil level sensor. Here is an...
Got my oil changed this morning and now my oil light is on and the cold/hot gauge is passed the h.
Hello. It sounds like the engine was not filled all the way. A lack of engine oil or a low engine oil level will cause the oil pressure to drop and can cause the engine to overheat as well. I...
Oil pressure light comes on in the morning when the car is cold, but goes off if I turn the car off then back on.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The sensor, or oil pressure switch, can be tested. If the sensor appears to be within the factory spec, the first thing to check is if you have the right viscosity oil. If the...
No oil but light didn't come on or stay on
Hello there, oil lights can be slow to respond to for a lack of oil in your 2004 BMW 320i. 10 liters of oil is excessive oil consumption. Excessive oil consumption is a problem and can damage your engine if...
Low oil pressure light comes on when idle. Check engine light is on as well. Both came on after getting an oil change 3 days ago.
It is possible that they put in the wrong viscosity oil. In rare instances, a defective filter will also cause low pressure. If there is too much oil, it will aerate and cause low pressure. Be sure the oil level...
Oil pressure light and the engine's max speed is 4000 rpm. After 2 days the car isn't starting anymore.
You have several problems and this makes things considerably more confusing. Jetta's are known for having challenges with their oil pressure light switches. The important thing to determine is that your motor has good oil pressure. The surest way to...

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