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What does the warning light mean that looks like an old genie lamp with a drop of (oil or water maybe) coming out? all my levels are good.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: light on that looks like a oil can with a drop of oil coming out

http://www.dodge.com/en/owners/manuals/index.html

This link will take you to where you can download a manual for free. If you have a light that looks like an oil can on, this indicates a low engine oil pressure condition. I recommend not to drive the vehicle until repaired.

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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SOURCE: engine oil light comes on at idle, oil level ok

Increasing the weight of the oil by a shade will get rid of the problem, and adding a high-zinc motor oil will eliminate any possibility of sludge in the pan (with proper oil changes). However, as mentioned before, it is a band-aid fix. It will work indefinitely, if you are diligent with changing your oil every 3000 miles. Use 3.8 quarts of Rotella T 15w-40, add one quart of Lucas oil stabilizer, and use a WIX filter with an anti-drainback valve (which isn't really necessary since the filter hangs upside-down on a 2.7, but it's a good habit to use one on everything you drive). Do not use a Fram filter, Valvoline oil, or STP... or anything else. The three I mentioned above are the only ones to use, and DO NOT USE SYNTHETIC OIL/ADDITIVES. I bought a 2004 Intrepid for the whopping sum of $250 that had the oil light/idle/low RPM issue because the owner was told by Sternberg Chrysler Center in Jasper, Indiana that the engine was going to grenade in short order. He wasn't going to pay them in excess of $2000 to replace the engine. I've put tons of miles on it since, and absolutely NO sign of the light, even now with the 2/1 Oxygen Sensor bad (which lowers the idle down to 600 instead of 750-800 where it should be). I'd trust the car cross-country. It's an expensive oil change at around $40 instead of $20 with cheap components, but what's saving your engine worth to you? A heck of a lot, I'd hope!

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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needs a new oil pump/sensor is defective /engine is worn to excess caused by racing it

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

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SOURCE: Gauges work fine when engine's started, then oil

start by checking the ground strap to the engine, and engine to body. The oil pressure sender unit may be bad. You may have to hook up an oil pressure gauge to the oil pressure sender port to verify proper oil pressure. Senders are cheap- I would just replace it and go from there.

Posted on Jan 07, 2011

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SOURCE: My oil light comes on when on high way but oil

COULD HAVE FAULTY OIL PRESSURE SENDING UNIT.CHECK OIL PRESSURE SHOULD BE 25 - 80 PSI AT 3000 RPM. 30 - 80 PSI AT 3000 RPM.

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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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Warning lights not going out


this a 1996 Toyota Hilux??????????
is RPM at 300? or 800,. 300 is bad idle and alt will fail there.
water level, ,
timing belt? (no way on any 96 !!!)
oil level in 1996, ? ahhh you think pressure is level , gotch.
what country is this. ive not seen all 50 country Hilux.s ever.
its not USA car. so?????

check engine RPM
if dash has RPM this is easy, 800 good, lower bad
cold engine RPM is about 1500 and drops to 800 hot.
is this car EFI or CARB, many cars not in USA are carb up to 2001.
to get best help. for all engine issues.
  1. Post your Country, is that so hard,. not one poster ever did.?
  2. Post engine type, most cars have 3 engine options,, land-cruisers 12 engines. world wide.
  3. List all engine related symptoms, misfire , bogging stalls, and engine shaking or low idle RPM or too high,
  4. check all fuse and report the status of the CEL lamp, key on CEL glows, and running stays off. if not insert the check jumper and read the flash codes, CEL on running means the ECU wants to tell you what and why tests fail.. listen to it or fail.

Feb 21, 2014 | 1996 Toyota Hilux

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Hi, my husband is in italy driving our volkswagen touran and a warning light has come on - he describes it as an oil can light but with a squiggle underneath it, it is NOT the warning light for low oil...


This describes the oil level indicator lamp. Adding oil ....from VW preferably, should make it go out.

If the lamp is the service reminder lamp the hand book should describe how to reset it. Failing that, look up an independent shop for help. Most European shops have a book describing how to reset oil service reminder lamps etc.

Having traveled Italy extensively I found shops and dealerships quiet helpful and someone there usually speaks English if you have no Italian.

At http://www.iatn.net/shopfinder/ you can search for a shop for him.

Jan 13, 2011 | Volkswagen Routan Cars & Trucks

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The mileage sensor is out on my 99 expedition, were can i locate it to get it to work?


I have a 1999 Ford Expedition with a 5.4L Engine and don't know what you are talking about. I searched under mileage sensor for the 99 expedition but could only find On-Board Warning Systems.

Are you talking about the Vehicle Speed Sensor?

If so, this is located near or on the transmission and has wires that go into the harness, and basically is a pickup coil that detects movement of the transmission which then controls mileage on the odometer and the speedometer.


prev.gif next.gif On-Board Warning Systems Turn on the ignition switch in almost any vehicle and watch the instrument panel. The modern automobile has an abundance of warning lights that provide valuable information. The list could include:
  • Brake system warning
  • Windshield washer fluid level
  • Coolant level
  • Brake fluid level
  • Door ajar
  • Headlamp door position
  • EGR or Check Engine
  • High beam indicator
  • Seatbelt light
  • Cold engine warning
  • Turn signals
  • Charging system
  • Transmission temperature
  • ABS or Anti-lock Brake System
  • SRS or Supplemental Restraint System
  • Brake lining wear indicator light. The high price of fuel created a demand for yet another light--the fuel economy warning system. When the light comes on, it tells the driver he or she is pushing too hard on the gas pedal. High manifold vacuum equals good gas mileage and vice versa. The system simply reads manifold vacuum from a sensor, and when it drops to a predetermined level, a circuit is completed and the light is lit. This has become in many models what is known as the up-shift light. An arrow on the dash indicates the time to shift into the next gear to obtain optimum fuel economy. If a warning light comes on, you must find out why. It means there is a problem either in the system being monitored or in the warning lamp circuit. Finding the actual fault is important and not very difficult. However, a wiring diagram may be needed to prevent confusion. Looking at the typical warning light circuit, you'll see that the bulb is most often supplied with current through the ignition switch. Further examination reveals the most common way of completing the circuit and getting the bulb to light is by means of a sensor, which completes the ground connection. In this case, sensor is a fancy word for a switch that turns on or off according to specific conditions. Consider a typical oil pressure warning light system. Current from the ignition switch flows through the warning lamp and from there to ground through the oil pressure switch. This particular switch is normally closed and the circuit is complete until the switch opens in response to oil pressure in the engine. Just the opposite is true with the coolant temperature sensor. It is normally open and only completes the circuit when an internal element expands (in response to heat) to close the contacts. If the vehicle has a cold engine warning lamp, the sensor includes two sets of contacts. One set is normally closed and opens as the internal element expands. This action breaks the ground circuit to the warning lamp. The other set of contacts functions if the temperature rises far enough to close them, turning on the high temperature warning. If either of the temperature lights is lit while the engine seems normal, just unplugging the wires from the sensor will provide valuable diagnostic information. If the lights remain lit, there's a short to ground in the wiring from the lamp to the sensor. The service needed isn't to the cooling system, but to the warning system. If the lights go out with the wires unplugged and the engine seems normal, it's entirely possible that the sensor has failed and needs to be replaced. Nevertheless, don't just unplug the wires and forget about them. This could be disastrous for the vehicle owner should a cooling problem develop without warning. Fig. 1: Typical coolant temperature sending unit location 84926079.gif
    Fig. 2: Oil pressure sending units may be located in a variety of places on the engine 84926080.gif

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    A light came on in my audi as a problem


    The genie lamp is an oil can. Have you checked the oil level.

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    Warning light comes on when accelerating from a stand-still in 1st / 2nd gear


    Hi it sounds like the low water warning light for the windscreen washers, some models have a warning for low level. when you are accelerating the water level is running away from the sender. check the levels and fill up all your water bottles. try after that. hope this is your problem and it is ok.

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