Mechanics

UNIDENTIFIED ENGINE PROBLEM

1996 Chevrolet Optra • 72,000 miles

My oil pressure warning light occasionally light ups and engine warning light is on but the car still runs. It's having a little bit of difficulty when starting. I have to step on the gas pedal for the car to turn on completely. It's like the engine has a hard time breathing.
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RacerX
December 13, 2011.



Oil pressure: Check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge, if normal replace the oil pressure switch. If abnormal could mean oil pump and engine bearing

Rasmataz
Dec 13, 2011.
By the way, I forgot to mention that my oil level has been checked and there is no problem with my level.

Tiny
RacerX
Dec 13, 2011.
Check the oil pressure-could be the oil sending unit acting up

Rasmataz
Dec 14, 2011.
Thank you rasmataz.

Tiny
RacerX
Dec 14, 2011.
I apologize to the readers who might have the same or somewhat related problem. It is a 2006 Chevrolet Optra, not 1996. Thanks.

Tiny
RacerX
Dec 15, 2011.