Low oil pressure in a situation like that is usually an indication of excessive engine wear. Once the main and rod bearings start to wear, the clearance between the bearing and the crankshaft gets to be too great to maintain pressure after the oil gets hot. You can get more miles from the engine by changing to a higher viscosity oil. Just go to a higher number on the oil can. If you've been using 5 W 15 oil, change to 10 W 30. If you've been using 10 W 30, go to 15 W 40. If you're already using a heavier oil, go to an oil additive that thickens the oil, like STP or any of the other oil thickeners. The only other choice is to rebuild the engine.
A radiator cap can not only be hot, but it is holding in pressure. When the cap comes off under pressure, hot antifreeze will spray out, possibly causing injury.
well a couple things could be wrong depending on what year. if it is a hydraulic lifter then the oil pressure might not be high enough for the oil to reach the lifter causing a knock. another problem could be that your rod and main bearings could be worn out causing a knock and low oil pressure.
Yes, if abused or not maintained. ==================================================== It can sieze in a few seconds ( if you are driving on the highway and your red oil pressure light comes on , by the time you pull over , stop , and shut the engine off )
Yes! It comes with, and has to have, a vented fuel cap; otherwise the tank will pressure up and fill cylinders full of fuel, causing serious engine problems.
whoa...OIL pressure or High temp causes the RED engine light to illuminate... Don't keep driving it until you know you've got oil pressure, and it's not overheating...! :)
It depends on the indicator. Check engine means the engine computer has detected a malfunction. The oil can is an oil pressure problem, a battery is a charging problem, etc
engine stalls sometimes driving
If you problem is that the gauge shows oil pressure with the engine off, you have a gauge or sending unit failure.
Depends on the code. Get it checked.
Transmission jumping hard is the malfunction causing check engine light to come on,most likely its the tcc solonoid causing this or a possibility of causing this.
If you mean what 'goes' up when the rain comes down, then the answer is the barometric pressure. A low pressure cell, which is a chief indicator of a rain storm, occurs when the barometric pressure drops below 30 points. As the storm dissipates, the low pressure cell changes, causing the barometric pressure to rise.
When the engine light comes on and the car shakes at the same time, it could be the spark plugs or ignition coils are faulty. Misfiring is causing the car to shake.
The check engine or service engine soon light comes on to alert you that there is or was a problem with the emissions system on your vehicle. If the light comes on steady and stays on, it means that there is a problem and you should have it checked out soon. If it comes on and flashes, it means you will cause damage if you continue driving.
Check oil level Could be a bad sending unit Install a mechanical gauge to accurately check oil pressure Could be due to excessive engine wear (bearings)
It means you have low oil pressure. Low oil pressure means you will destroy the engine if you keep running it with low pressure.
The Check Engine light comes on when the ECU detects a problem with the emissions system. Seek professional help.
It is the body control module It always starts out sparadic then you will get a service engine soon light and a service light !!
If you are referring to the red oil pressure light then it means you have low oil pressure which will destroy your engine if you keep driving it. STOP immediately, check your oil level and add if it is low. If it is not low then call a tow truck and have it towed to a trusted mechanic for repair. Do not drive this vehicle with that light on or you will do serious damage to the engine.
If the ABS and brake light are coming on while driving, this is an indicator that it is time to get your brakes checked and replaced. If not, the brakes will wear out causing you to not be able to stop.
Either the oil is low, as you brake the remaining oil sloshes forward in the sump away from the pickup and the oil pump can only pickup air so the pressure in the oil gallery drops and the oil pressure light to comes on. or The wire to the oil pressure switch is off or bare and as you brake it moves forward and touches some metal causing the light to come on.
High Oil Pressure In an engine usually comes from a clogged crank case breather, or bad oil pump.. best advise is to do a pm and hope for the best
The light is NOT a low oil light. It is a low OIL PRESSURE light. You can drive it until the engine seizes. Of course internal engine damage will start to occur as soon as the light comes on and you have no oil pressure if you continue to drive the vehicle.
If you are referring to the oil light then you do not reset it. The oil light comes on when it detects low oil pressure. The light will go out when the problem is corrected. Can be the engine is low of oil, does not have sufficient pressure, or the oil pressure sending unit it bad.
No , just an engine oil pressure warning light that comes on if the oil pressure is too low
Your oil light comes on when the OIL PRESSURE is too low ( your engine oil LEVEL may be O.K. )