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Why would a 1997 Chevy Cavalier engine oil light come on and the engine stall while it is idling?

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2006-09-23 05:27:31
2006-09-23 05:27:31

One of 2 things to check. First is to make sure you have enough oil in the engine, check the dipstick. Second is your oil pump may be wearing out. Chevy has a neat little safety measure so when your engine does not have a safe amount of oil, the engine will shut itself off. With either problem, when you are at a higher idle theoil is either splashed around enough or the pump is pumping faster and raising the oil pressure. As always, check the easiest thing first, your oil. JC

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