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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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Oil light goes off and on.
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I have a 2001 5.4 Ford F150. The oil pressure light & gauge is on.
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Oil pressure light turns on at idle
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Intermittent Oil Pressure Light shows still, please help!
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Oil pressure light and grinding noise on startup
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My oil and engine light are flickering on and off after about 15 minutes of driving
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My oil pressure sending unit is faulty. What is the cost to replace it?
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My oil light does not come on when the oil is low, and the heater only blows hot air for a short time.
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My car won't start - 2005 Nissan Micra
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Oil Pressure Light - 2005 Kia Cerato
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The oil pressure gauge triggers the red oil lamp when idling
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Oil light goes off and on.
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Oil Pressure Light is on.
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Hi temp low oil and low oil pressure warnings come on
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Chevy 5.3l - Lost oil pressure, why?
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Oil Pressure Gauge
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