Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Oil light says on for a short time when engine started from hot can you advise

asked by on

Can you tell me the reason for the oil warnig light stays on for a short time when

My car has 136000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: In order for me to give helpful information...

In order for me to give helpful information, it would help to know about the details of your car. Knowing what specific year, make, model, and engine size is vital for me to know so that I can give you helpful advice about your issue. I’d suggest resubmitting another question with those details included. However, from what you’ve told me you may possibly have a sensor problem or low oil pressure. If you’d like to get this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come diagnose your oil warning light firsthand and fix it accordingly.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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 light on off

Hello. Since the oil light is coming on, I would check the oil pressure first with a manual oil pressure gauge. If the pressure is low on the gauge, then it may need an oil pump. If the pressure is...

Q: What would be the price range for fixing a valve gasket cover and oil pan gasket?

Sent to CS.

Q: The VSA light came on on my Honda Accord

There is a "connection." When you drained the battery, the PCM and possibly the electronically controlled VSA components themselves "saw" an out of range low voltage, even if momentarily. Such will cause a trouble code to set and illuminate the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...