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Low oil light, follows by check engine light, 122,000 miles,oil level is fine

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Is this a low oil pressure or low oil level light? check engine and oil light are not related in any older lincoln, u don't say year so kind of handicapped on the check engine light, but if the check engine light comes on there will be a fault code recorded in the memory of the electronic control unit or computer as some call it, u can get it tested for free if it is 1996 or newer by Autozone or Kragen parts store, Aamco transmission also does free fault code tests, get the test run to determine the cause of the check engine light and let me know on the light for oil

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