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Engine light on, i think i ran out of oil, plese help!

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Check oil level. Bring to local autozone or similar parts store and have them check the engine codes for free to tell you whats wrong and why the light is on. It's a free service.

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Check your oil level, if your oil level is good. Then you may have a bad oil pump and your going to have to tear the engine apart to replace it, but if you think you have done damage to the engine from running it dry of oil. Replace the engine, the cost will be cheaper to replace the engine with a used one from a salvage yard then to replace the bad oil pump in you engine since your bearings may be damaged.
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