ENGINE OIL LIGHT

  • Tiny
  • lchristian30
  • 2004 Toyota Tacoma
  • 59,000 miles

The engine oil comes when idling and turn off when the engine is accelerated. What is causing that?

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 12:13 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
  • Expert
  • 25,555 posts

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

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 12:19 AM
  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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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

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Saturday, April 28th, 2012 AT 3:16 AM
  • Tiny
  • wenly
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If you idle for more than 10 seconds, it uses more fuel than turning off the engine and restarting it.

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 AT 1:08 AM

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