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The BMW 330CI engine oil pressure warning lamp is lit.why?

Engine oil pressure warning lamp is lit

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The first trial. Switch on ignition. The engine oil pressure warning light for thered light. Start and run the engine, warning lights, half a minute later re lit, butthe Yellow state. Repeated tests a few times are so. Turn off the engine. Pull out the dipstick check the amount of oil, the normal. Self diagnosis to connect to the GTl diagnostic instrument, choose 3 E46 chassis models, click on the"test" button, the scanning of the electronic control system of the whole car.After click two times right. Enter the fault code list interface, can be seen in the"KOM combination meter" project. The store has a fault code.then use the obd code reader to check out it.

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It sounds like you may not have enough oil in your engine to maintain the proper pressure. You should check your oil level as you may have a leak. When you come to a stop, if you give it a bit of gas and the light goes off, it definitely means there's a problem with the pressure. Look around the engine for signs of oil. (one area people often forget to check is right where the engine connects to the transmission) Also if your exhaust smoke is bluish, then you're burning oil which means you're leaking it into the combustion chambers.

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Where is the oil sending unit on a 1996 mercury cougar xr7 ? Its cause my oil pressure gauge is bouncing up and down...i dont know why...can anybody please help me thank you so much


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The low oil pressure warning lamp will illuminate anytime the ignition switch is turned to the ON position without the engine running. When the engine is running, the light also illuminates if the engine oil pressure drops below a safe oil pressure level. To test the system, perform the following:
If the oil pressure light does not work, perform the following:
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  2. If the lamp does not light, check for a broken or disconnected wire around the engine and oil pressure sending unit switch.
  3. If the wire at the connector checks out OK, pull the connector loose from the switch and, with a jumper wire, ground the connector to the engine.
  4. With the ignition switch turned to the ON position, check the warning lamp. If the lamp lights, make sure the oil pressure switch is properly grounded in the cylinder block, and if so replace the oil pressure switch. If the lamp still fails to light, check for a burned out lamp or disconnected socket in the instrument cluster.
To diagnose an oil pressure light that stays on, perform the following:
  1. Check the engine oil level and top off as necessary. If the engine was 2 or more quarts low on oil, test start the engine after topping off the oil level and recheck the oil pressure light operation. If the light stays on, stop the engine immediately and go to the next step.
  2. Disconnect the wire at the sending unit, then turn the ignition switch to theON position. If the light remains on, check the wire from the sending unit to the gauge for being shorted to ground and repair as necessary. If the light goes out, turn the ignition switch OFF and go to the next step.
  3. Replace the oil pressure sending switch with a known good switch.
  4. Start the engine and check the oil pressure light operation. If the light stays on with the engine running, stop the engine immediately to avoid severe engine damage until the cause of the problem can be determined.

WARNING
If the oil pressure light remains on while the engine is started, stop the engine immediately. Do not operate the engine until the cause of the problem can be determined. Operating an engine with low oil pressure will cause severe internal damage.

Possible causes for an oil pressure light to stay on are:


Pinched or grounded sensor wireDefective oil pressure sending unitRestricted or severely leaking oil filterExcessive internal engine bearing clearance.Insufficient or severely contaminated engine oilBlocked oil pump pickup screen or severely worn oil pump

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What reason is caused?A BMW X5 engine oil pressure warning light


May be due to oil pump wear, filter blocked by dirt, oil filter is exposed out of the oil surface, the oil level is low, the oil mixed with air and the pressure gauge is caused by the failure of the. In addition, the oil viscosity is low, the oil seal and poor lubrication, lubricating oil viscosity is too large, too cold oil sludge deposition too much also can cause the oil pressure indicator display abnormal.
source: obd2 tool car diagnostic

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I need to know where the oli sending unit is and how to replace it?


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Fig. 1: Location of the oil pressure switch-3.3L and 3.8L engines


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Fig. 2: Location of the oil pressure switch-3.0L engine


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Fig.: Oil pressure switch (sending unit) schematic


The low oil pressure warning lamp will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position without the engine running. The lamp also illuminates if the engine oil pressure drops below a safe oil pressure level. To test the system, perform the following:

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  2. If the lamp does not light, check for a broken or disconnected wire around the engine and oil pressure sending unit switch.
  3. If the wire at the connector checks out OK, pull the connector loose from the switch and, with a jumper wire, ground the connector to the engine.
  4. With the ignition switch turned to the ON position, check the warning lamp. If the lamp still fails to light, check for a burned out lamp or disconnected socket in the instrument cluster.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
On the 2.4L engine, the oil pressure switch is located on the side of the engine block facing the firewall. On the 3.0L engine, the oil pressure switch is located on the oil filter adapter housing, next to the starter motor. On the 3.3L and 3.8L engines, the oil pressure switch is located next to the oil filter.
  1. Locate the oil pressure sending unit on the engine.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Disconnect the pressure switch electrical harness.
  4. Using a pressure switch socket, deep-well socket or wrench, loosen and remove the pressure switch from the engine.
To install:
  1. Install the pressure switch into the engine and tighten securely.
  2. Attach the electrical connector to the switch.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4. Start the engine, allow it to reach operating temperature and check for leaks.
  5. Check for proper oil pressure switch operation.

Hope this helps (remember to rate this answerr).



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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.

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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.


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