Engine oil light indicator

Tiny
ABAYOMI
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  • 2000 FORD ESCAPE
  • 10,200 MILES
When this light comes on the car goes off. The engine oil is gauge, what could be the problem and solution?
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 1:22 PM

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Tiny
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Check the oil level first it may be to low to operate. Then check the oil pressure switch by the way there is no 2000 Ford Escape not in USA, need engine size as well.
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 3:57 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your reply, I have replaced the oil switch, the oil filter and the oil light still comes on and the car goes off.
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 11:26 PM
Tiny
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Try to manually check oil pressure if there is about twenty psi you should be okay, but if less than four-five psi then it is an engine problem. If oil pressure is good then there may be a short someplace.
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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 AT 8:03 AM
Tiny
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I just bought the engine because the one that came with the car got ruined. Could the fuel pump not be responsible or are you saying I need to buy another engine?
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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 AT 8:12 AM
Tiny
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Well I do not know what you have as there is no Escape of that year in USA. Check to see if your inertia switch is engaged that may be the problem.
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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 AT 11:32 AM
Tiny
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Please where is the inertia switch located? Is this same as the oil switch?
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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 AT 11:40 AM
Tiny
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No inertia switch is not the same. There is no 2000 Ford Escape in USA so if you do not have the correct model or engine to me then I have no information on this. If it is not in USA I will have no information on it like I said in first reply.
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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
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I think its year 2002, V6, automatic transmission.
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Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 AT 11:03 PM
Tiny
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See picture.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 6:25 AM
Tiny
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I guess from the picture, will be able to see the switch when I open the hood?
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 6:52 AM
Tiny
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What exactly does the inertia switch does with the engine oil? Thanks a lot.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 7:06 AM
Tiny
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The inertia shuts off fuel when shaken to much or in an accident. The area of the pic is right kick panel on passenger side of interior of truck. In my opinion you should have a regular mechanic look at this as I see no replies to what I have sent as far as fixing the truck.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 10:05 AM
Tiny
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I am presently out of where the truck is, when am back will try all you suggested.
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 11:24 AM
Tiny
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You said the inertia shut off fuel, and my complaint is about the oil light flicking and the car goes off. How does this relate?
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017 AT 4:56 PM
Tiny
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If no oil pressure the fuel is cut off do what my previous reply said in order to get this fixed to run right.
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 AT 6:08 AM
Tiny
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Did you insert a manual oil pressure gauge to see what the oil pressure is?

Please let us know what happens.

Best, Ken
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 AT 10:25 AM
Tiny
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I have not inserted any manual oil pressure because am presently not where the car is, am trying to get all the information I can to help me when I get back
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 AT 11:21 PM

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