View Full Version : oil light on?????

03-22-2008, 08:11 PM
earlier today i was driving on the 5 south to irvine i was doing about 70 mph and hit a dip on the freeway. Right after the oil light came on and i pulled over right away. i checked the oil pan and there was no leaks so i ran the car with the oil cap on and it was still getting oil pressure. so my question is could it just be a bad oil press. sensor? or am i gonna run ionto some serious problems? theres no knocking or unusual noises coming from under the hood. thanks for all info!

03-22-2008, 08:14 PM
first of all i'd check for corrosion at the connector for the sensor/sending unit. next i'd get a mechanical oil pressure gauge and check for pressure.

03-22-2008, 09:07 PM
Dont even think of starting it till you're sure its the sensor....

03-22-2008, 10:02 PM
Did you dent the oil pan when you hit that dip? Like the othes said install a mechanical oil pressure gauge and check.

03-22-2008, 10:25 PM
i got under the car and saw no visual dents or scrapes on the bottom of the oil pan. no leaking either. tomorrow i will get an mech oil press gauge and make sure its safe.