I have a 2004 Saturn vue (3.5L V6 Awd). Just had oil change at Saturn dealer and noticed the oil pressure gauge does not start to register for about 3-4 minutes after a cold start. Saturn service says that is normal, especially when the weather is cold. It's been low teen at night and mid 20's during day recently. I'm not convinced they told me right? My Ford Ranger registers almost immed. after a cold start. What is you opinion? Thanks for the reply.
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which service light with wrench their are two of them 01 is inside a car symbol the other is next to an oil container symbol if first on vehicle needs service its also like a check engine this one can turn on for abs-transmission-etc have vehicle scanned for a trouble code --the other is oil change or service reminder both symbols are on page 3-39 and 3-40 of your owners manual the first symbol advises to see a dealer to review the trouble code and page 5-20 explaines how to reset oil change/service light --turn key to on/run position not start and push accellarator 3x and system will reset the following link is owners manual 2004 Saturn VUE Owner Manual
If you are getting a lot of white smoke it would indicate antifreeze is getting into the cylinders. Overheating would indicate that you may have a thermostat problem, check your radiator for fluid level and how the fluid looks. If the car has been severely overheated them likely the head gaskets are bad.
The obvious answer is the engine has low oil pressure. Assuming the engine oil level is ok, someone would need to check engine oil pressure with a mechanical gauge to find out if the problem is the engine or the oil pressure switch.
I have the same problem with my 04 v6 awd vue. The issue i see is with the transmission torque converter going in and out of lockup consistently. I have noticed when i engage cruise control this problem goes away for the most part. Today i turned on cruise at 30 miles per hour after noticing the rpm fluctuation about 400 rpm. change to only about 100 rpm. This has been an issue scene day one from the dealer. no codes, the transmission has not failed nor the torque converter. I think it is an issue with the drive by wire system. when you engage cruise control the foot throttle position sensor is out of the equation. This is my best guess, you can take it with a grain of salt.