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Oil chandes and oil light

The oil in my 2002 Ford Taurus ses was change about 4 months ago. The oil light comes on when the car comes to a stop but goes off as soon as the car starts moving.I was told the oil needed to be change every month.This just started about a day ago. What could be the problem?

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  • mcapehart Oct 12, 2008

    Thanks.I went ahead and had the oil change.It was draining real thin like water.This so far seems to be working.The light has not come back on. So hopefully this was my problem Was told to check sensor next if this did not work So thanks, it seems someone else agrees with your advise also..

  • CraftyMomZee Oct 21, 2008

    I have a 2002 Ford Taurus with kind of the same problem. My husband changed my oil a week ago. When I put the car in 'park' the oil light flashing very lightly. If I give it some gas the light goes off. I see a small amount of oil in my driveway now. Any idea?

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Sounds like you may not have gotten a full amount of oil in the car, or you may have a faulty oil sending unit. Regardless of that though, you most definitely do NOT need to change your oil every month. Do another oil change and make sure the proper amount of oil is put in (the capacity is listed in your owner's manual in the specifications section). Try it out and see if you continue to have this problem. If you do, it's possible that the sensor is bad and is telling you that you have less oil than you really do.

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    Jeremy Dellow Oct 16, 2008

    Glad to hear it. If for some reason you are having more issues with it later on, feel free to look up this post and reply to it with the new issues (I'll get an email message that the thread has been updated, and I'll know to come back and see what you've posted).

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