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I changed the engine in my el falcon and now the oil light is on any ideas

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Check it manually with a gauge it is possible the engine you bought from scrapyard is faulty ,or hopefullly just a faulty oil light switch or damaged wiring ,now if you have a rubber cover over the oil light switch make sure it isnt full of oil from a leaky switch behind the rubber boot as this will throw the oil light on .

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  • aidan donohue Feb 18, 2012

    cheers for that ,could you tell me where the oil switch is located on the engine

  • aidan donohue Feb 18, 2012

    cheers for that ,could you tell me where the oil switch is located on the engine

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Feb 18, 2012

    Sorry no chance never seen this vehicle in my life before ,2CV citreon or a wartburg even but a exotic american no chance ,i would soon find it with my head under the bonnet though for a few seconds thats i can promise you


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SOURCE: My falcon el 1998 was


Almost all stalling problems stem from poor fuel-gas mixture, out-of-tune fuel injection or fuel contaminants.

The main suspects in your case are ...

#1. Crankshaft position sensor
#2. Ignition coil
#3. Ignition control module (under the coil)

However remove the intake air hose to physically see the throttle plate and see if it is covered with a blackish residue on the throttle plate and in the throttle bore and I would clean it out with some aerosol carb claener and clean off both sides of the throttle plate also. This is a very common problem with fuel injected engines and may need to be repeated several times in order to get all the residue cleaned off. Even spraying the cleaner into the air cleaner assembly with the engine running numerous times is also a good idea as it helps to keep this residue from building up.

It is possible that the oxygen sensor is also fouled with carbon and can be causing your stalling problem and can be removed and cleaned or replaced.

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