OIL PREASURE WARNING LIGHT

  • Tiny
  • GULLY GIL
  • 2003 Nissan Altima
  • 97,000 miles

Hi my oil preasure warning light is coming on and I added 3 quarts of oil recently its been 2 months since car has had tuneup. When I check the oil its full

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 7:57 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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  • 29,785 posts

You may just have a faulty sender unit, best to get the oil pressure checked with mechanical gauge, this will prove oil pressure one way or the other.

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 8:03 AM
  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Have the oil pressure checked.

There is a possibility the oil strainer inside the oil pan is clogged preventing oil from being sucked by the oil pump.

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 8:05 AM
  • Tiny
  • GULLY GIL
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Thank you for the replys. Will take it to mechanic do I keep the engine off till then?

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 8:19 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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It is best not to start the engine under such circumstances as the engine could be damaged if oil is not being sent to the various sections for lubrication.

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Thursday, September 1st, 2011 AT 9:12 AM

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