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Oil light still on after oil change.

After 4 or 5 day light came on and it would stop few days on on...

Took it to where I had oil change check the oil level was full and no warning light, they can't figure it out.

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    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    did the shop use the pressure device to pump out the old oil before they installed the new or, did they just drain the old in a drop pan?

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Could be a bad oil sending unit. Check to make sure it is not leaking. If you don't hear the motor start knocking when the light comes on, most likely not an internal problem, but an electrical problem.

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NO: 08-36-99
SUBJECT: Engine Oil Pressure Light Flicker
DATE: Oct. 15, 1999
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