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Check gauge light comes on and oil guage drops to zero

Start-up is rough sounds like it needs tune-up but doesn't, check gauge light comes on feels like its not getting power-like it may have shifted in overdrive and oil guage drops down. Just changed oil and filter.

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Several things can cause what you're experiencing and many of them are fairly inexpensive to fix (of course, some are not).

If you have warning lights emitting, that's a good thing. It can make diagnosing the problem much easier. You need to get a scanner (available at most auto parts stores) or take it in and have it scanned. Some parts stores (such as AutoZone) or now offering free diagnostic scanning. If you make a few calls, you'll be able to find someone to do it for next to nothing (if not nothing).

When you provide what codes are coming up when the vehicle is scanned, we can help you target the cause of your problem. I'm guessing that one of your sensors has given up.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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