IF MY OIL LIGHT COMES ON ON THE DASHBOARD DOES ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2003 Honda Civic
  • 50,000 miles

If my oil light comes on, On the dashboard does it mean I need to fill up with oil?

Monday, December 24th, 2012 AT 7:21 PM

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  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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  • 9,225 posts

HAVE YOU PULLED THE DIPSTICK AND CHECKED YOUR OIL LEVEL AND ALSO CHECKED YOUR COOLANT LEVEL. WEEKLY---AS MOST EVERY OWNER'S MANUAL FOR ANY VEHICLE PRESCRIBE'S?

THE LIGHT IS SUPPOSED TO COME ON IF OIL PRESSURE GETS LOWDUE TO LACK OF OIL----A FAULTY/ FAILING OIL PUMP----EXCESSIVE ENGINE WEAR----OR BEST CASE.A FAULTY SENDING UNIT

CONTINUING TO DRIVE WITH NO OIL PRESSURE WILL SURELY DAMAGE YOUR ENGINE!

YES. DEFINITELY CHECK YOUR OIL LEVEL!

KEEP US POSTED. IF THINGS DON'T LOOK UP AND YOU NEED MORE INFO WE'LL DO WHAT WE CAN

GOOD LUCK AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

THE MEDIC

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Monday, December 24th, 2012 AT 9:19 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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When the light is on, do you hear any knocking or ticking from the engine? If not, you may just have a bad oil sending unit. Let us know.

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 AT 5:35 AM

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