Q: Oil light on

asked by on February 12, 2016

I hear knocking, the oil pressure is not registering, and the oil light is on.

Oil Pressure Light is on Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hello. This could be an indication that your oil pump needs to be replaced. However, it could also indicate that your engine is going bad and needs to be replaced. I would recommend that you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, come and diagnose your Oil Light in order to determine what exactly needs to be repaired on your truck.

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

What others are asking

Manual clutch not engaging

If by the clutch not engaging you mean the pedal is going to the floor, you might be having slave cylinder issues. The slave cylinder is a hydraulic component that works off your clutch pedal. It disengages the clutch when...

Broken axle

It is not the axle since the axle on the car is in the rear of the car. You may have heard the brakes or a bearing in the front of the car. Depending on the problem you have, you...

Car stalling and dying

Hey there. All of the problems you indicated should most certainly set a Check Engine Light code. Oftentimes, a vehicle may not have set a Check Engine Light but could still contain a code in the computer's memory. Hook the...

My instrument cluster is not telling me my speed and mileage

It sounds like your speed sensor on the back of the transmission has failed. I would certainly recommend having it professionally tested to verify this diagnosis but this is the most likely cause. If the gauge cluster is still displaying...

Dashboard lights not working

Hi. The common problem with dash lights going out is a power inverter malfunction. The only fix is to replace the whole dashboard. I would check the fuses for the dash lights first and if they are okay, the problem...

I have a loose battery terminal

If the terminals are loose then try and tighten them. If they will not tighten up to the battery then the best way to fix them is to replace the entire cable assembly. If a less expensive repair is needed...

Car won't stay in park and I have to use a lot of force to try to get it to turn on.

Hi there. Land rovers are notorious for having this problem after 10 years or so. In most cases, it's a problem with the actual shifter, with the shift gate being either damaged or clogged with excessive debris. To determine the...

Running rough 2002 Ford Focus

Hi - rough running can be caused by a number of things: misfiring, dirty throttle body, injectors, fuel filter, idle air control valve and so on. There was a technical service bulletin from Ford for this engine which pointed to...

2013 Ford Fiesta overheating when ac is on? The air coolant has a peanut butter consistency & color?

Hi There, Overheating with the AC on is generally caused by a couple of possibilities. When the AC compressor is beginning to fail, this may incur an increased load on the motor as it works harder than usual to turn...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Massage Therapist
If If you're a massage therapist, one of the cornerstones of your business has to be that you don’t keep your clients waiting. That means you need a vehicle that’s reliable. You also will have to move your gear, including...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a General Contractor
If If you're a general contractor, you probably aren’t in the market for a used car. More likely, you’re looking for a pickup truck, because you need to haul equipment and supplies to various job sites. Most contractors will likely...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Arizona in 2012
Depending Depending on where you live in Arizona, the weather is either arid or there may be periods of heavy snow – such as in the mountain areas. The vehicles that have been popular in previous years for the area,...