Q: Q: Oil light comes on when idle

asked by on

overol engine now oil light burns when idle , replaced oil ,filter , sensor switch , oilpickup ,what can be wrong

My car has 300000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

I would recommend checking the oil level. Sometimes when an engine is just slightly low, the oil light may come on at idle simply due to the lack of oil pressure when the motor is not working as hard. Be sure that it has the proper amount in it. If this does not solve your issue, you may have a leak somewhere or potentially be burning oil. If you’d like, a certified YourMechanic technician can come to your home or place of business to perform an Oil Pressure Light is on Inspection and help you diagnose this issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Oil light comes on when idle

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: THE CARS DOES NOT ENGAGE IN GEAR , EVEN THO IT DID WHEN IT CAME OFF DELIVERY TRAILER, I HAVER EXAMINED THE LINKAGE

Hi Hugo. It sounds like something may have come loose; shift cable, connector, linkage, etc.. Are there any warning lights illuminated? Are there any noises that don't sound normal present? All in all it sounds like a connection may have...

Q: My fiat punto cylinder 1 is not firing. I have replaced plugs leads and coil packs

Hello. If your cylinder one is not firing then I would test to make sure that the coil is getting power and go from there. If it isn't then it may be possible that the computer is bad, as that...

Q: what will happen if i drive on crunchy front berrings

Hello...it is wonderful to hear from a Tercel owner!! I owned a 1985 Tercel for 25 years!!! One day, on the freeway, the rust on the front sub-frame finally caused the car to basically "crack" where the control arm is...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.