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I had the oil changed on my 2001 Ford Taurus a couple days ago, they also changed the air filter. Just yesteday the cars engine light came on steady not blinking. The car seems to be running fine. What could be the problem?

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Can be that the oil pressure sensor has a loose connection at the terminal or that the pressure switch is faulty.
You will have to check this out, replace if faulty.
Hope the oil filter was also changed as you have not mentioned.
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