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The vehicle began showing low oil pressure message on message center, also stalls. What are possible causes and solutions

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Check the condition of your oil(black, brown, or beige). also check under oil cap for what looks like cappichino(water in oil, blown head gasket).

if the oil is in good condition, check the radiator over flow for the tell tail cappichino

if water and oil are fine, the oil pressure sending unit could be defective.

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