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Check oil light comes on at a stop and while idling

This morning the oil light came on while i was slowing the car and idling at stop lights...what does this mean?

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This is a light that indicates low oil pressure or low level, 1st check the oil level in the engine when it is hot, if that is ok you will need to have the oil oil pressure tested with a specail mechanical test gauge, don't wait on this, low engine oil pressure or level can quickly lead to engine failure, have a shop check this ASAP if level is ok and light still comes on.

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