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I Have an 89 Toyota pickup 3.0L. It started making a pinging sound, not very loud. My oil pressure light came on shortly after. How do I check oil pressure and did I mess up my engine?

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First check your oil level. If you do not have enough oil, there will not be oil pressure. Depending on how long you drove it with insufficient oil (most likely) you may have caused damage. Hopefully, you stopped driving as soon as the oil light came on.
Owner's manual has service schedule, the type of recommended oil, the filter required and how to check the oil level. If there is not enough oil, and haven't had the recommended service. Do it now. Ask them to find any oil leaks you may have. If they find none, keep an eye on the oil level until you know why. Older cars most people check all fluids every time they fill the gas tank. It's just cheap insurance for preventing the unexpected at the least convenient moment. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

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    James Wilson Apr 02, 2015

    I keep a good eye on my oil and change it every 3,000 miles as soon as the light came on I shut the truck down but starte making slight ping sound. What is the possible damage I did

  • gbob59 Apr 02, 2015

    Not likely any damage. Some possibility ping was unusual "knock"? It may be outside the engine, fan blade? Yes, I agree you need to have a oil pressure test done by shop with a "real" pressure gague.

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You can't yourself check your oil pressure, but if warning light comes on , don't drive vehicle , but contact a Workshop or Garage .

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

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    James Wilson Apr 02, 2015

    I can't check the pressure my self by hooking a pressure gauge up to where my sending unit goes?

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SOURCE: fluctuation on the oil pressure gauge reading

The oil pressure sending unit is a sensor with an internal diaphragm, if the internal diaphragm is damaged , or the line to the diaphragm is blocked you can get this kind of fluctuation on the oil pressure gauge.

The oil pressure value must be read by installing a mechanical gauge near to the oil pressure switch and checking the pressure.

If pressure is ok, replace the sending unit. If there is a real pressure drop, check the oil pump.

If you still get fluctualtion after replacing the oil pressure sending unit, replace the oil pressure gauge.

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

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Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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