WHY Mechanic says no oil car runs but makes noise oil light did not come on?

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i will answer it as best as I can. With all computer systems in cars their are always differences in the features and what your computer will tell you with lights. If you car did come equipped with a sensor to check for low oil it may be damaged in some way or you do not have one at all and seeing as it is a saturn I would not doubt that at all. Typically when you engine starts to make a lot of noise the oil is the first thing you will want to check. Your car manual will give specific instructions on how to check your oil but for the most part they are all the same..... You will want to warm your car to operating temperatures by running it a few minutes than shut it off. Ensure your car is on a level surface before checking your oil. Open your engine compartment and locate your oil dipstick (have a small rag handy). Remove the dipstick and wipe the level indicator with a small rag than replace the dipstick. Remove it again but this time turn the dipstick horizontal to the ground to check the level of the oil. Add oil as needed but do not over fill... continually check your oil level as you progressively fill it with the recommended oil. Do not rely on sensors and lights as they can malfunction or do not check the things you may expect them to.

If it doesn't have oil, check bulb for oil light in dash. just replace temporarily with a known good one. If that works, buy a bulb, if not have mech check sending unit and confirm you do indeed have oil pressure. It is rare but pump could be out.
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If a car runs normally for about 15-20 minutes then oil light comes on and car starts to lose power what is wrong with it?

You may find that your oil pump is not working properly. You may also find that the engine will overheat as well if this is the case. This happened with my 92 Chevy van. Shop put it on computer, said oil pressure sensor malfunctioning (false high pressure signal) and o2 sensor failed and ended up c ( Full Answer )

Why does a 1989 Ford T-bird 3.8 liter V6 make a ticking noise white smoke comes out of the exhaust and the oil light comes on when it gets hot?

%REPLIES%. Answer . It sounds like the head gaskets are blown and the bearings are gone. I suggest taking to a garage as I think you have a ruined engine.. Answer . The head gasket is blown, which is allowing antifreeze to leak into the pistons. This is also a symptom of a cracked engine bl ( Full Answer )

What makes the oil light in a Neon sometimes come on when you stop?

Answer . \nFirst thing to do is replace the oil filter with a quality filter such as Purolator. If the condition persists then you have another problem. \nA defective oil pressure sending unit may be the culprit. Replace the sending unit if after performing a oil pressure test you find that the p ( Full Answer )

Why does the oil light come on when your car stalls?

Answer . \nThe light comes on when the car stalls because the engine is not running and the pump therefore is not pumping. The pressure will always be 0 when the engine stalls and the light is directly related to pressure. This is normal, you have no problem, other than the engine stalling.

A 1997 ford escort is making a clicking noise and the oil light keeps on coming on yet when the ac is turned on the oil light goes away and how much would it cost you is it the valves?

The valve-train will certainly make a noisy clicking/tapping sound if there is not sufficient oil pressure to keep everything bathed in oil. The fact that the oil light keeps coming on makes the low oil pressure scenario seem likely. Not sure what the AC would have to do with it. If the light is com ( Full Answer )

Why does the oil light comes on seconds after the car is started?

\n. \n Answer \n. \nIf the oil pressure warning light is coming on after the engine is started, you have a problem. The light is telling you the pressure is low. It may be nothing more than a defective filter or a loose connection at the oil sending unit. It could also be more serious. Change ( Full Answer )

Why do your oil light come on while the car is idle?

Low Oil Pressure . Low oil pressure. Change the filter and use a Motorcraft OEM filter. If it still has low pressure at idle, have the oil pressure checked to see if it is indeed low or possibly the oil sending unit is defective.

How do you get rid of a loud knocking noise coming from engine and high oil pressure reading if no warning light comes on and no metal fibers are in the oil?

IF IT'S COMEING FROM THE ENGINE, SOUNDS LIKE IT'S TIME FOR A ENGINE REBILD. A LOT OF THINGS CAN MAKE THAT NOISE,CHECK FOR LOSE BOLTS ON ANYTHING THAT MOVES, EVEN THE TORQUE CONVERTOR. There are many problems that can cause loud noises, and what sounds like knocking to one person may be described as ( Full Answer )

What does it mean when oil light in 1996 Chevy Cavalier comes one when car is running and stopped but when driving oil light goes off there is proper amount of oil?

Answer . \nOil Light measures oil pressure not oil level. Could be a defective oil filter, bad oil sensor, or excessive engine wear. I would install a new oil filter if that does not improve problem, install manual oil pressure gauge, if problem persists, indication would be that engine inter ( Full Answer )

How can you turn off an oil light saying the oil is low then there is enough oil in the car and the car is a 2003 Buick Century?

turn your ignition switch on but do not start and pump the gas pedal hard 3 times turn ignition off and start car the warning should be gone. If not do it again and that should make it go away. obviously the mechanic did not reset your oil gauge light it is required just wait the 3 months or run th ( Full Answer )

Why does the oil light come on when brakes are applied or car is in park?

Answer . \nProbably because your oil level is really, really low and when you put the brakes on whatever drop you have left sloshes to the front of the engine so there is not enough left to register at the pump sender, and when you are in park you are only idling, so it is not creating enough pr ( Full Answer )

Do cars run out of oil?

Answer . You better believe it! And it is not a good thing! Not having oil can destroy the engine. You should know how to check the oil level in your car. If you do not, use the owner's manual to learn.

Oil light is on but there is oil in the car?

Answer . Oil pressure could be the problem - OR - Oil sending unit . Answer . if the oil light is on it means the oil pump is not working or faulty.it doesn't mean there is no oil.

What makes the oil pressure light come on?

Usually it means you don't have enough oil in the motor. Check it!. If the oil level is good try having the oil changed, it could be the warning light is because of a clogged filter or really cruddy oil.

Loud clacking noise coming from underneath the valve cover on oil cap side Mechanic says it's a bad timing chain and wants 1500.00 to repair it your car is a 1998 Nissan Altima with a 2.4 engine Als?

Hi I just singed up looking for some answers & came upon this one , Well I'm doing a timing chain on a 1999 Altima (same engine!!!!!) it came to me with the same noise, When I inspected found the lower guide was GONE,witch led to bigger problems W/the main & rod bearings from all the chewed up gui ( Full Answer )

Why do cars use oil to run?

Theoretically they don't use (burn) oil to run. The oil is only supposed to be there to lubricate the internal engine components so that the parts don't seize up due to the friction caused by the moving parts.

Motor has oil oil light comes on?

You may be low on oil, add some. You may not have changed the oil recently. Change it, the oil may have lost its viscosity and the filter is clogged.

Can a car run on vegetable oil?

As far as i know not one that runs on gasoline, but a diesel engine one can, please don't try it unless you do alot of research on it first.

Why is your 2.4 liter galant making a ticking noise when the oil is full and no light on?

they have hydrulic lifter in the rocker assy try running some lifter free in your motor other wise you'll have to pull the valve cover then the rocker arm assy its a 24 valve single cam duel shift set up when you take it aprat make sure you use a little assembly lube on the oil hole side of the lift ( Full Answer )

Will too much oil make your engine light come on?

Too much oil can be stirred up by the crankshaft. This whips and airiates it. Oil with air bubbles can still be sucked up by the oil pump, but where air bubbles are, oil isn't thus... no lubrication. This will also cause the oil pressure sensor to not see the constant pressure required and will thro ( Full Answer )

Car idling low oil light comes on?

Check oil level, proapably need to add oil. Once you give it gas it makes more pressure and light will come off. It is most likely just low enough that when it is idleing pressure not high enough thus setting light.

What does it mean when your car dies and your battery and oil light comes on?

Warning Light Operation Both the "battery" and "oil" idiot lights turn off when the engine is running and thus indicates that the alternator is putting out current to recharge the battery, and the oil pump is circulating enough oil to maintain a safe oil pressure to protect the running engine. Wh ( Full Answer )

What does a car run like if it is out of oil?

it doesn't. More accurate answer The engine will very quickly: . Start rattling . Start a loud knocking . It may make a loud squeak noise and stop . It may make a loud bang noise and stop

Do you Check oil when car is running?

No because it will read low and when you add oil to make up for the lower reading you will have to much oil. Also these days the place you add oil is directly over the valve lifters and if you pour oil on top of this moving lifter you are going to get it throw back at you and make a mess of your eng ( Full Answer )

Why does your 88 jeep start good then when it warms up the oil light comes on and the tapets start making noise?

That is either your oil pump going bad, or really weak oil. Change the oil, and use a quart or even two of Lucas oil stabilizer in place of some of the oil. My 89 would drop to zero oil pressure at a stop light, after I changed the oil and used 2 quarts of oil stabilizer the pressure went to norma ( Full Answer )

Can you put oil in car after it runs out of oil?

If a car runs out of oil, as measured by the dipstick, then moreoil has to be added before the engine is started again. Damage willquickly occur in case there is too little engine oil in the oil panon a running engine. The damage happens for two main reasons, firstbecause of direct abrasion between ( Full Answer )

What cars run on virgin oil?

There's someone crushing virgins and extracting their oil?? I assume you mean Virgin *Olive Oil,* and no cars run on any bio-oil, but we do use oils to make bio-diesel. Any vehicle that normal runs on diesel can be made to run on bio-diesel, but seeing as there are very few diesel engine cars o ( Full Answer )

Does oil make a car run cooler?

For most passenger car and light truck engines: Yes! Very much so! Most of these engines use oil for lubrication. Without the oil, metal-on-metal friction would generate tremendous amounts of concentrated heat. Local temperatures would quickly rise so high that critical parts would melt and weld t ( Full Answer )

What does it mean when the oil light comes on and car gets hot?

The light is on because the engine had Low oil pressure. Caused by low oil level, or defective oil pump. Check the oil level and if it is full seek professional help. Do not drive this car with low oil pressure or you will destroy the engine. If it has gotten hot then you have already done some dama ( Full Answer )

Would your car make a knocking noise if low on oil?

If your car makes a knocking notice referred to as "engine knock" then you left your engine on low oil for too long and your engine is now toast. It's like you had a piece of sandpaper rubbing a nice table with a clear coat. If you don't maintain the clear coat the paper will eat the wood.

Will the check engine light come on with no oil in the car?

No, the check engine light has nothing to do with the oil level in the vehicle. The check engine light will come on when there is a problem with the emission system. The red oil warning light will come on if your vehicle is low on oil.

How does oil run cars?

Oil doesn't run cars it lubricates engines. Cars run on gasoline which is refined from oil.