Question about Cars & Trucks
What it means at the very least, repair sensor or add oil due to empty sump. Next less bad: change oil and filter. Next less bad: clogged oil pump screen, change oil pump. Next worse: leaky seals or cracks causing oil to gush out of galleries. Next worse: bearings and journals leaking due to excessive play. Next worse: spun bearing, engine poised to blow. Next worse: hole in engine from moving parts damage.
Posted on Feb 21, 2015
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: low oil pressure
usually that could mean a failing oil pump....or a clogged pickup in the oil pan, could also mean you have a leak somewhere. the car shutsoff because it protects itself from killn itself
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
This is a tough question since either will give you that same signal.
I would suggest that you verify that the oil is not anywhere near low, or overfull. If the oil is at the correct level & at the full mark, you would have to suspect the sending unit.
Also, just as a check, you should make sure that the connection at the oil sending unit is in good condition. It should be on the filter mount. Clean, lightly lubricate with vaseline, di-electric grease, or just grease to seal & protect. this is in an area that picks up debris easily & even ice could work inbetween this connector.
Not knowing the history of your Impala, it would be hard to consider anything else. If you have had regular oil changes & used the same oil & type filter, that would make my investigation lean even more towards the Oil sending unit.
I've seen cars "flash" the oil light due to heavy braking on many occasions, but usually the oil is a little low.
If it was just once and your oil level is good, no noises, just keep your ear on the engine & eye on the light & Drive On.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
SOURCE: low oil cause low oil pressure
No, the oil level nothing to do with the pressure.
If you have low pressure, check the sender unit, check the pressure with a mechanical gauge, if still low, check the pump
Posted on Mar 28, 2013
it means the oil pressure is low and may be low enough to damage the engine if you keep drving/running the engine. it would help if you could tell us the actual oil pressure, engine and mileage . basically, the oil pressure may be low enough to wreck your engine, then again it may be bs......
Posted on Mar 30, 2013
Red oil light keeps flashing on and off on my Chevy equinox 2005 I changed the filter and oil . What can I do to fix the problem or find out what it is.
Posted on Jan 30, 2015
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 27, 2016 | Cars & Trucks
Sep 21, 2015 | Fiat Cars & Trucks
Jun 10, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Mar 30, 2013 | 2007 Chevrolet Impala LS Sedan New Cars
Dec 25, 2017 | Cars & Trucks
May 25, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Aug 05, 2010 | 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupe
Jan 10, 2010 | 2001 Pontiac Montana
Oct 19, 2009 | 2003 Dodge Neon
98 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: