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Why would the oil light stay on?


That depends on the type of oil warning light being displayed. There are 2 types of warning lights

1. Low oil pressure light which all cars have
2. low oil level light which some cars have.

Low OIL PRESSURE warning means the oil pressure is below minimum and when this happens there will be insufficient lubrication of many engine parts because sufficient oil cannot get to all parts of the engine it is required to lubricate. Until the cause is identified and rectified the warning light will remain. If you run your engine with low oil pressure you will cause expensive damage to internal engine components.

Low OIL LEVEL warning means the oil in the sump has dropped to a dangerously low level (which may be due to an oil leak or abnormal oil consumption by the engine.) This warning means the oil level needs to be topped up and the warning will stay displayed until you top up the oil. Running the engine with low oil will cause expensive engine damage.
Since it is a 2 minute job, Oil levels should be checked fortnightly as a minimum, together with radiator coolant and power steering fluid levels, if you run the car most days each week as most people do.

It is possible for a warning light to remain displayed when the cause has been dealt with because there is a problem with the sender unit. However it needs to be established with alternative checks that the problem has been fixed before investigating if there is a problem with the warning light itself.

Nov 21, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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I have 2002 gmc envoy, oil pressure low, stop engine warning only comes on when i stop on a hill?


The pressure regulator in the oil pump may not be working, the idle speed may be too low and there may be a lot of wear on internal engine parts lowering oil pressure

May 30, 2014 | 2002 GMC Envoy

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Stop engine oil presssure low warning


do u have enough oil in it ,is you light giving a false reading get a manual oil pressure gauge and make sure or your oil pump can be going bad , your main bearing are going bad , be more specific here ,

Mar 28, 2014 | Peugeot 307 Cars & Trucks

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Low oil pressure warning comes on


Make sure oil level is full, possible faulty oil pressure sender. replace sender and recheck, if warning still comes up, possible internal engine issue.

Jan 08, 2014 | 2002 Cadillac Deville

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Why does the oil pressure light comes on


The oil pressure warning light comes on to warn the driver the oil pressure in the engine has dropped below 10psi.
The reason could be the engine is low on oil, or there is a problem with the oil pump or other internal engine component.
The oil pressure switch could also be faulty.

Jan 27, 2013 | 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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How to troubleshoot engine oil low pressure


if the engine is not making noise then more times then others its just a bad pressure sensor

Aug 30, 2012 | 2003 Cadillac CTS

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Oil warning light flashing mean?


Normally, if you get a oil warning light signal (flashing) could be a few things related to it. Number one, you are low on oil. Check your oil level and make sure it is at full level. Number two, is possibly oil filter is dirty, ( time for service,oil change) or problem with oil pump or oil pump pressure. BUT I would first start with checking oil level and then maybe a oil change.

Sep 15, 2011 | 2001 Lexus ES 300

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There is an engine light on, it looks like an oil can, does that mean there is no oil in the car?


First, do not keep driving if the oil warning light is on or your oil pressure gauge has dropped. Stop the engine, let it sit for a few minutes, then check the oil level.
Don't ignore it. An oil pressure warning light (or low gauge reading) means one of two things: either your engine has dangerously low oil pressure, or the oil pressure sending unit that triggers the warning light (or operates your gauge) has failed. I hope this helps.

Aug 03, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Cougar

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WARNING MESSAGE sTOP: OIL PRESSURE ...wHAT IS


Check your oil, it may be low if not the oil pressure needs checked. The sending switch could be bad or you have low oil pressure. If you have low oil pressure have it fixed ASAP. The loss of oil pressure can cause severe engine damage.

Sep 26, 2009 | 2007 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

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Low oil pressur false warning light


replace the faulty oil pressure sending unit.

Apr 23, 2009 | 1992 Cadillac Seville

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