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Check oil light on 96 cavalier 2.2L

Check oil light is on all the time. fresh oil change and crankcase is full per spec. Dipstick reads fine. Could oil pump be bad?

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  • lanesia Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. I had my oil changed today. When I was almost at home the light came back on. So then, I took my car back to the shop and I was told that my oil might be going out. Also, I was told that could be the cause of the rattling noise coming from my car.

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2.2l cavalier engines have an oil level sensor on the front side of the pan just below the starter. make sure it plugged in before checking anything else. if you're going to change a sensor because of "low oil' light, that would be the one.

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You should have an oil pressure Gage put on the car to be sure the pressure is in spec, im sure it is fine if your motor is still running. but sometimes motors can develop low oil pressure, most likely your problem is with the oil pressure sending unit located on the block, this is pretty simple to test just pull the single wire off the sending unit and see if the light goes out, if it does and your oil pressure is within spec then your sending unit (or low oil sensor) is bad very simple to replace and should be no more then $35-40 part CLICK HERE IS YOUR PART please be sure to rate this and good luck -Jeff

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    jeff r Sep 13, 2008

    be sure to get the one that say "with light" if you have a low oil light on the dash

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