UNIDENTIFIED ENGINE PROBLEM

  • Tiny
  • RacerX
  • 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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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 11:26 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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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

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 11:28 PM
  • Tiny
  • RacerX
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By the way, I forgot to mention that my oil level has been checked and there is no problem with my level.

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 11:43 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Check the oil pressure-could be the oil sending unit acting up

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 12:03 AM
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  • RacerX
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Thank you rasmataz.

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 12:11 AM
  • Tiny
  • RacerX
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I apologize to the readers who might have the same or somewhat related problem. It is a 2006 Chevrolet Optra, not 1996. Thanks.

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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 12:22 AM

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