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My 2002 chevy impala's "low engine oil" light was flashing red and making a ringing sound. I checked the oil level and it needed to have a quart added, but it still had some oil on the dipstick. I added a quart of oil and drove it approximately 3 miles how as it continued to ding and flash because I had to get my children off to school as I was just getting done my third shift job. I waited about three hours and started the car in my driveway, so far no ringing or flashing light warning. Do you think that it is safe to drive now? it has over 120,000 miles on it.

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Yes it is safe to drive it now. But i would recheck your oil level before you drive it. As long as the oil level is where it is supposed to be, then you will be fine.

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SOURCE: Engine warning light and engine vibration 2002 VW Passat

The flashing is telling you that the engine is mis-firing, the dealer will run a test to determine the cylinder that is mis-firing, chances are it is something simple

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Sounds like possiblity of the oil pump being bad, and is setting off other sensors on your car.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: car starts, won't stay on after added oil.

If you happend to open the door or unlock from the inside. you might of activated the theft shut down alarm. Try unlocking and locking the driver door a couple times then taking your key phob, lock and relock the doors until it armed. unlock it then see what happens

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Audi 1.8T sport Auto (2001) heavy smoke and engine buring smell

The engine could be shot, oil is being burnt off by the actions of being sucked into the bores via worn piston rings then ejected out of the exhaust

If you sent the car in for an MOT and a Service I would ask the garage what they did to it as the car would have failed on its emissions test if that much oil was coming out .

It could have been a fault on the oil pump or lack of oil in the first instance and maybe an overfill on the service

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SOURCE: Chevy Impala can't shift out of park

sometimes this happens if the brake light switch is broken - the car thinks that you do not have your foot on the brake, so will not shift out of park . strange however about the ABS light being on. i would get a garage to get the fault codes read

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