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The oil light flickers I j the oil light flickers I just change the sensor and it's still on should I change the pump or can you have it tested somehow what should I do thank you

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Take the sensor back out & put a guage
in there & check oil pressure

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SOURCE: oil pressure light on

Yes I believe there is!! I can't think of it right off hand.I will look it up and get back to you. Also have you checked to see if your spark plug seals are worn. I am replacing mine now.I had an issue with the engine light coming on at certain revs!!!

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SOURCE: 2002 protege.Oil light on, changed oil, and still on.

The same thing happend to my wife's car. DId you check the oil pan? They are know to rust out and crack, all the oil leaks out. My wife's car did the same thing and when I checked under the engine the oil pan was totally cracked and all the oil leaked in my driveway!

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SOURCE: when the car warms up the oil light starts to

It could be either one. The oil pump is located inside the engine inside the oil pan and the oil pressure sensor is usually located on the side of the block somewhere near the oil filter.

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a 1999 cadillac deville and after about ten

u could plumb in a direct oil pressuer gauge 2 the mtr but it sounds like u may have excessive clearance in the main crank shalt bearings

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SOURCE: 2004 Sonata had an oil change they claimed they flushed the oil and emptied it one of the workers said they didn't empty the flush ingredients and now the oil light flickers and the car sounds lik

If you went to one of those franchise quick lubes,
they just ruined another engine

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