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Had my oil changed on Friday and on Sunday my oil light came on and car shut off completely. The car has 103,000 thousand miles on it. What could have caused this?

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Most vehicles ahve the oil pressure sensor tied into the engine computer, or the igntion. When there's a loss of pressure it shuts the engine off to try to save extensive damage to the engine. Check to see if there's oil in the motor, there may be a leak at the drain plug or the oil filter base gasket resulting in a loss of oil. Also it may be a faulty pressure sensor.

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