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Why would your oil light flicker on your 1993 Corolla but go away when you press on the gas?

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2005-04-19 04:05:25
2005-04-19 04:05:25

There's a 9 out of 10 chance that your oil pump is about to give up. If your oil pump is failing it means it's not getting enough oil to the sensitive parts of your engine. Most newer vehicles 1990+ have sensor lights which will indicate multiple possibilities of issues. For example this light may only mean your oil level is low or in your case it may be oil pressure. Check your oil level first, if it's low well I'm sure you know how to add some. If you find your vehicle uses a lot of oil it's high time to take it to a mechanic. This is even more important if it's the oil pump. If your oil pump fails, you can have all the oil in the oil pan and it's not going to make a difference, your cam and crank bearings will burn out, likely followed by the piston's seizing in the block and the rad cap blowing off its mount. a.k.a., time for the scrap heap. Replacing the oil pump is not an expensive fix but depending on the make and model can be tricky, but can add many years to the life of your vehicle. After it's fixed just be religious about changing your oil every 3500 miles (5000 Km). An ounce of prevention.....

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