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Oil pressure switch

I heard a pop in my engine drove about a mile and all lights came on, car stalled. Started again, drove another mile, car stalled, all lights came on.
Took to a mechanic . He said oil pressure switch had popped out and all oil came out of engine. Has this happened to others? 2006 Rav4 Limited 50,000 miles

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  • elizabet1961 Jan 12, 2009

    Thanks for the assistance. The middle of the switch popped out.

  • Terry Engel May 11, 2010

    I'm not sure about any other vehicles like yours having the same problem but you can see if there was a recall for your car by going to google and searching...vehicle recalls...click n the site with .gov in it.



    I don't wanna call your mechanic a liar, but I'm not sure ALL of your oil could be pumped out of a pressure switch...take your car to a TRUSTED mechainc/garage and have them look

  • Joy Garratt
    Joy Garratt Oct 27, 2013

    I hope you saved your engine. My car made a sputter and stopped. No oil. Huh? I just had it changed 3000 miles ago! No OIL light ever came on! So in the morning I'll put 5 qts in and see if it runs again. If not, then I have to buy a new car. Check out www.Edmunds.com and you will find hundreds of people with this issue.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I have a 2001 intrepid mechanic says oil switch is bad what exactly does an oil switch do? Does it have anything to do with the car stalling also

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There are no recalls that pertain to oil pressure switches on any Toyota vehicle. I would like to know exactly what part of the switch popped out, the entire switch, or just a part of it. What probably happened is somebody banged into the switch when changing the oil, and compromised the integrity of the switch. The oil pumping out issue: The Oil Pressure Switch is on the first oil galley out of the oil pump. This means that the switch port gets full oil pressure while the engine is running. This is around 30 PSI. With the switch, or any part of it missing, it would not take too long to pump out the 3.9 quarts of oil in the pan.

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