The oil light is on when i start the car. i checked the d...

The oil light is on when i start the car. i checked the dipstick and it is full and the oil is clean. The car is running. I don’t want to drive it and rick it cutting off somewhere and then I am stranded somewhere Mechanic's A...

The oil light is on when i start the car. i checked the dipstick and it is full and the oil is clean. The car is running. I don’t want to drive it and rick it cutting off somewhere and then I am stranded somewhere Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about? Oil light Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2001 ford expedition xlt 4.6 lt Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Expedition yourself? What have you tried so far? I took it to a mechanic weeks ago for a different issue. they worked on my heat. I have only checked for low oil and to see if there was a leak by looking for oil on the ground. no oil on the ground

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I’m very sorry that you’re having this issue and together, we will get this figured out. I will need your help too because I can’t see, touch, hear or smell anything that’s going on with your vehicle. We may also require some specialized testing tools in order to assist us in diagnosing the problems due to the complexity of today’s vehicles. JA will offer a phone call to you at an additional fee, it’s your choice. Please be patient with my replies, I reply back in question order received. If I send you an attachment, I will tell you, BUT, you will NOT get it on a phone; you must be on a tablet or PC. Please let me know when you are satisfied with my answers too so we can close out your question. You need to have the oil pressure checked with a gauge. Also make sure you don't have sludge in the motor. If you do, it needs to be flushed. Thanks again and all the best:) Ron

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Please SCROLL UP and read my initial reply to you. Thanks again and be well:) Ron

To get it flushed means i hqve to drive it to a mechanic?
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You can buy Rosline from a parts store and do it yourself but you may need to do about 3 oil changes one right after the other to get ALL the sludge out. Thanks, Ron

if that doesn't work should i then take it to a mechanic or rather at what point do i take it to a mechanic
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Yes, the pressure needs to be tested FIRST though. Most parts stores will loan/rent you the tester. Ron

thank you
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You're welcome, thank you too and best of luck. Ron

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