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OIL LIGTH My RAV4. The oil is full to the limit but is not pumping or circulating. what do i look for, to repair it

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    The Oil Light is on?

    How do you know that the oil is not pumping or circulating?

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TRY TO REMOVE THE OIL FILLER CAP WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING, IF THERE IS SPRINKLING OF OIL THAT YOU WILL NOTICE THEN MAYBE THE OIL SENDER IS NOT WORKING BUT IF THERE IS NO SPRINKLING OF OIL THEN MAYBE TRY TO REPLACE YOUR OIL FILTER IF IT IS NOT YET WORKING MAYBE THE OIL PUMP IS NOT WORKING TRY TO REPLACE IT,YOU CAN SEE THE OIL PUMP WHEN YOU REMOVE THE OIL PAN.

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