Oil pressure lights work off the pressure of oil in the engine. When the car is idleing and out of gear the engine is turning a certain RPM (Rounds Per Minute). The speed that it is turning is fast enough to keep the oil pressure at a level high enough not to trigger the light. When you place the car in gear, the engine slows down and thus the oil pressure drops to a point low enough to trigger the light. Once you accelerate, the speed of the engine increases and brings up the oil pressure. Now, the cause of this could be numerous. First make sure you have plenty of oil as this is the least expensive to fix. The oil could be too thick and needs to be changed to solve this change the oil if it's been a while. Finally there could be several mechanical reasons for low oil pressure such as a bad oil pump (not likely), clogged oil lines/ports, worn main bearings, clogged return oil ports from the heads. None of these last things are cheap to fix. However, if it's a motor with clogged oil ports (thick oil, gunk on the inside of the valve cover, etc) there are products that will disolve it that you can flush the motor with and then change the oil. This 'fix' can sometimes cause more problems to crop up and should be used as a last resort. Good luck.
As the engine speed increase so does the speed of the oil pump. the faster the pump turns the higher the pressure becomes. When changing gear the engine speed drops along with the oil pressure.
hi it sounds like your universail joints or tail shaft
If the automatic transmission car jerks when accelerating and the dash does not indicate a gear, there is a problem with the transmission. Check the shift solenoid.
This light is used for 2 different purposes.(1) If the brake fluid is low,this light will come on.(2) light will come on when you engage the parking brake.
i believe L.A. GEAR was the first in 1992
want come out of park and traingle light come on
Your clutch needs adjusting. The pressure plate is not fully releasing the clutch.
You can tell when your car will take too long to shift to a higher gear when accelerating. Your transmission can also jump out of gear as well.
is this a manual box with the button on the top of the stick to get 5 st overdrive gear drive in forth up to 40 mph then press the button overdrive light green light now on press to come out of overdrive or change down a gear to third.
You need to have it checked for codes. You can then diagnose the cause.
You may be mistaken it for the DDL's (Daytime Driving Lights) They come on while in gear... High beams have a BLUE light on the dash, while, the DDL's have a GREEN light.
Not likely but it is possible.
propshaft coupling is damaged
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It means you have a transmission problem. Seek professional help.
the cogs on the gear may be worn from abuse or just wear and tear. since first gear is used for pulling and other types of recreation you also may check the clutch plate in the tranny and clutch.
it keeps the gear still on its current gear
The transmission is not shifting in and out of gear or your front joint is going bad
how do you change the light on the gear shift of a 2003 Lincoln navigator
Check that the overdrive button on the gear shifter is not disengaged that will cause it to come on.
TAke it to auto zone and have the codes read for free/
To fix a gear shift light, the first thing that needs to be done is checking the fuse box to make sure that all fuses are intact. The reason you would fix a gear shift light is, so you know what gear you are in. Driving in the wrong gear can cause transmission problems.
how do you replace shift gear light on a 1998 le altima car?
main shaft bearing
trans is breaking. get a new one