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


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2005-05-10 19:27:02
2005-05-10 19:27:02

The 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.

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