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My 2000 Tacoma 6 Cylinder engine warning light came on? Had oil changed yeasterday. All fluid levels are fine. What is happening? Safe to drive? Bjorn

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I have a 2000 Tacoma Extra Cab Pre Runner. When I put on my camper shell my check engine light comes on. Oil levels and tires are fine. I took my shell off and light goes off. I hauled alot of wood and the light did not come on. Why would the camper shell be trip-en my light? Ofcourse I am gunna get the code checked next week.

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Check the engine oil level. The Ecm needs to be hooked up to a scan-tool to read what the stored code/s are. Let me know what the codes were and we'll go further.

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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.

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Red spanner warning light


Brake Light. Make sure you are not driving with hand brake on. Check brake-fluid level. Top off brake fluid if low and make appointment to check brakes. Driving with brake light can be dangerous; deal with this soon. Call tow truck or drive carefully and slowly to shop.
ABS (antilock brake system) Light. Indicates either low brake-fluid level, stuck brake caliper or faulty ABS. Check brake fluid and make appointment to get brakes checked. Call tow truck or drive carefully and slowly to shop.
Oil Light. Either engine is very low on oil or there is no oil pressure. Pull over and turn off engine immediately. Check oil level and add oil if low. Turn engine back on to see if light has gone off. If oil light is still on, bad oil pump (no oil pressure) is likely. Call tow truck.
Check Engine Light. Car's computer senses engine problem. Difference in performance may not be noticeable, but make appointment to have car diagnosed. This usually cost around $65-$75 to do. OK to drive. If problem is serious, computer may switch to limp-home (low-power) mode and you won't have option of waiting to bring car into shop.
Air Bag Light. Get air bags checked. Problem could prevent them from activating in accident. OK to drive, but not safe in accident.
Battery Charge Light. Alternator is not charging. OK to drive, but turn off any unneeded electrical devices (radio, heater, defroster) and avoid starting engine more than necessary. Bring car into shop soon to avoid getting stranded. When alternator is not charging, battery loses charge and car stops working.
Emissions Lights (O2 sensor, EGR, check emissions). Depending on car model, these lights may indicate problem with emissions sensor or may light up at certain mileage, usually 60,000 miles (100,000 km). Get sensors checked. OK to drive. If problem exists, car might get poor gas mileage.
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What does warning light "A/T Oil Temp warning light mean


I Would Say It Means Automatic Transmission Fluid Is Hot ,So Check Its Level There should Be a Dip Stick For This If Not Then i Would Think something Is Wrong in The Gear box Or The Gearbox Oil Cooler If Fitted Could be An Integral Part Of The Radiator.

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I have a warning light that came on today, looks like an engine but is lit solid not flashing, I checked the fuel cap and it is fine, should I stop driving it?


Maybe. did you check the oil, coolant level. automatic transmission fluid? The check engine light will come when your vehicle needs a major service; such as, Now, this an example, OK. Like change coolant, change the automatic transmission fluid, or change differential fluid, or it just needed 3 month, 6 months, 12 months service check up at the dealship. It could tell you even to rotate the tires.

When the check engine light comes on. you vehicle needs some type of preventive maintenance done to this Volkswagen Jetta. You need to get it check out and have them reset the check engine light. GB...stewbison

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2000 nissan maxima : transmission slips or seems to be in neutral


this Happened to me. change your transmission fluid and filter. you may want to check and see if you have coolant seeping into the transmission fluid. this happened to me

May 22, 2010 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

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When i am driving on the free at speed of 70mph a message come on the screen to check the engin oil next refuling yet the oil level is fine


Hello. All of the warning lights are activated by a sensor. In this case since the engine oil level checks out fine the cause of the engine oil warning light is a bad sensor. You should be under full warranty. Have the dealership change the sensor. Joe

Apr 18, 2010 | 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350

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Warnig oil stop but oil level fine.


When you say the oil level is fine, has it dropped at all in oil level even within the fine area?

Your oil sensor may faulty, or you may have a pressure leak somewhere since you said it occurs when you slow down (let your foot off the gas which will reduce the pressure). One known issue with golfs (hope it's not with yours) is that the rear engine seal often springs a leak and ends up leaking into the flywheel and transmission assembly.

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Engine oil warning light


You need to check your owners manual for the difinition of this light, it may just be the oil change light, or it could be a pressure or oil level light, have you checked the oil level just to be safe?

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Hand break warning light


if the fluid level is fine that means that there is a problem with the breaking system most the proportioning vale in the master cylinder. first i would suggest trying to bleed the breaks where you have had the pads changed. if it continues check the parking break switch to see if it is broken free

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