A oil light indicator came on the dashboard. What does this mean?
It means low oil pressure. Engine bearings run on a thin film of pressurized oil. The oil pump moves a volume of oil and if the bearings are tight enough, the pressure remains at a normal level with the pressure regulator limiting the maximum pressure.
If the pressure has dropped, it's usually an indication of bearing wear. Of course it CAN mean that you're out of oil, because if there isn't any oil to pump, the engine can't build oil pressure; but hopefully you know better than that.
Low oil pressure is almost always an indication of worn bearings. In some rare circumstances it can also be caused by a worn or damaged oil pump.
What does a symbol on the dashboard of a 2008 Ford Fusion that looks like a watering can with a bolt in the side mean?
The dashboard light with an exclamation mark Honda CR-V (2007-) can mean 2 things: 1. If the exclamation mark is "in a triangle" it is "VSA activation indicator" and it comes on, when the VSA is turned OFF by using the VSA OFF switch, or the VSA function is lost. 2. If the exclamation mark is in a semi-circle it is "The low pressure indicator" and means you have to inflate your tires to a…
How do you know what the dashboard indicator lights on a Jeep 2002 Grand Cherokee Laredo mean Flashing yellow light upper right hand corner dashboard.?
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