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Low oil pressure

What does it mean when it states low oil pressure? when it states low oil pressure does that causes the car to shut down as if it is about to die out....

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Usually that could mean a failing oil pump....or a clogged pickup in the oil pan, could also mean you have a leak somewhere. the car shutsoff because it protects itself from killn itself

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Would low oil pressure cause engine to die?


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You are most likely in a state of partial seizure. I would take that car to a pro quick as your oil pump sounds like its failing and causing the car to lock up and die. Sorry to say but by the sound of it you are going to be in the market for a new motor or a car very soon.

If the oil pressure light ever comes on while you are at speed, the damage has already been done.

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