Mechanics

ENGINE OIL LIGHT

2004 Toyota Tacoma • 59,000 miles

The engine oil comes when idling and turn off when the engine is accelerated. What is causing that?
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Lchristian30
April 28, 2012.



Either low engine oil pressure, from worn pump or bearings, or a bad sender unit.

Have a shop do a manual check to verify.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Apr 28, 2012.
I AGREE WITH THE ACTUAL PRESSURE TEST WITH A MECHANICAL GAUGE

SEE MY ANSWER ON THIS OTHER POST

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1999-chrysler-lhs-car-off-oil-level-full-started-drops-below-low-light-comes-on

I TRY TO PROMOTE DIY WHEN POSSIBLE--I HATE TO GIVE MY MONEY AWAY, WHEN I CAN DIY THE SITUATION

YOUR AUTO ORIENTED PALS MAY CAN AID YOU---THIS HAS BEEN THE WAY I GOTTEN CORRECT AND PROVEN INFO FOR MINE AND OTHER VEHICLES

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2007-ford-taurus-tune-up

WITHOUT YOUR ENGINE SIZE IN YOUR INFO UP TOP---I JUST THREW IN "6 CYLINDER"....SO YOU MIGHT CHANGE IT TO THE CORRECT ONE IN THIS LINK, TO SEE THE CORRECT PART...I SUSPECT PRICES ARE ABOUT THE SAME FOR THE 4 CYL

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PartSearchCmd?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&pageId=partTypeList&suggestion=&actionSrc=Form&searchTerm=oil+sender&searchedFrom=header

SOME PEOPLE SKIP THE "TEST" AND JUST STICK ON THE SENDER TO SEE IF THAT SOLVED THE PROBLEM....IT'S A LESS THAN $20 SHOT, MIGHT SAVE YOU A BUNDLE

IF YOU DID IT "MY WAY"--A MANUAL--A GAUGE--A SENDING UNIT...MIGHT ALL RUN YOU $75 OR LESS

YOU WOULD KNOW EXACT PRESSURE IN "PSI" (NOT IN GLOWING RED LIGHT), THIS MIGHT GIVE YOU PEACE OF MIND WITH YOUR ENGINES HEALTH---YOU'D OWN A TOOL AND HAVE A REFERENCE FOR LATER ISSUES THAT MIGHT POP UP WITH YOUR RIG

KEEP US POSTED ON YOUR PLIGHT

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Apr 28, 2012.
If you idle for more than 10 seconds, it uses more fuel than turning off the engine and restarting it.

Tiny
Wenly
May 7, 2013.