Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car won't start after adding oil to I added oil drove for like 3 blocks and it died now it just turns over but will not start

asked by on

My low oil level light came on i drove it to parts store added oil started it drove about 3 miles then it died and now it won't start it just turns over

A: Hello. The oil light is telling you the veh...

Hello. The oil light is telling you the vehicle has low oil pressure. How low was the oil when you had to add it? If you have not check it since it stalled you should do that first. If it is leaking oil or consuming oil heavily then you will need to find the cause. If the oil is not leaking, then the oil pump may have failed. This would prevent the oil from circulating into the engine, and cause excess strain on it. If a leak is the main concern then you will want to find out if its leaking externally or internally and proceed from there. You can also run an oil pressure check and hook up a gauge. When you find and repair the cause of the low oil pressure the vehicle should not stall anymore.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Oil pressure drops too low and then when I start the drive it goes back up to normal 2002 Mercury Mountaineer

Hello - low oil pressure at a hot idle is a normal indicator of worn engine bearings in a high-mileage engine. Since the oil light turns off when you accelerate indicates the oil pump is pumping more than 5 psi...

Q: My engine is burning through 10 3 0 high mileage Castro Lutz motor oil.

Hello, oil usage of this type could be created from internal engine wear (piston rings) - the rings help control the amount of oil in the cylinders, and if the rings wear, they allow oil to be burned in the...

Q: My check oil light come on and then go right back off, it did that,3 times yesterday.my oil is full.

You should have the oil pressure manually checked with a pressure gauge to make sure the pressure is with in specifications. If the pressure is not correct or erratic then the first thing I would recommend is to make sure...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...