Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I have a 2007 crown Vic interceptor my oil light came on and went off ,is that the oil pressure sensor or the oil pump itself? 2007 Ford Crown Vic

asked by on

My oil light came on and went off but only does it when I'm moving slow and goes right off .I got a oil change right after it happened and it didn't come back on for some hours afterwards but like I said I was driving at a slow pace ,but when im driving at regular speed it doesn't come on ,is that the oil pressure sensor or the oil pump? I have a 2007crown Vic interceptor

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there - to be specific, the oil pressure warning light is coming on in response to the oil pressure sensor (usually located on the block next to the oil filter). The sensor triggers at about 5 psi of oil pressure. The bigger issue is that your oil pump, even when the engine hot and at a slow idle, should keep about 20 psi of oil pressure. Either the pressure sensor is malfunctioning, or something is amiss in your engine - worn connection rod or crankshaft main bearings. I recommend a low oil pressure inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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
  • Home
  • Questions
  • I have a 2007 crown Vic interceptor my oil light came on and went off ,is that the oil pressure sensor or the oil pump itself? 2007 Ford Crown Vic

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: Key turns freely

It's going to be challenging finding a mechanic that is going to tell you to continue macgyver-ing your ignition switch. Luckily, you sound very mechanically inclined. I would just replace that ignition switch. I checked my favorite places and Rockauto...

Q: Engine light was on it started with a slight knock on a cold morning. It didn't stop and it got worse.

Hi there. Depending on the sound of the knocking noise and where the noise is coming from on the engine will determine if the engine needs replaced or not. If the noise is near the top of the engine, then...

Q: Slight vibration and knocking when braking suddenly

This sounds like you are feeling the anti-lock brakes working as they should. Sometimes when the rotors get warped then your brakes can lock up earlier than normal and the ABS kicks in. You should have the brake system inspected...

Related articles

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.