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Ford taurus engine oil light

1996ford taurus engine oil light stays on car oil level is fine someone told me it could be oil level sensor if this is the case how much is somethen like that to repair

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Could be a defective oil filter. The filter has a check valve in it. Try changing the filter first. SOme Fram filters do this.

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In Australia, the oil pressure sender switches, depending on the car, cost as little as $15AU. Also depending on the car, they can be relatively easy to change, if you can get access. So even if a mechanic were to change it, I wouldn't think they would charge more than 30 mins of labour.

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