Last week while driving around, we noticed that the oil light was coming on, or flickering when stopped at lights or idling. We took it in and they claimed it was the oil pan (It was leaking a lot, someone had stripped the drain plug) and replaced it. This has fixed the leak, but not the oil light, it still flickers or comes on at idle, mostly when the engine is at operating temp.
Second problem is that last night the check engine light came on. It had thrown the code P1506 (Idle air control over speed) It does seem to be idling high, about 1000-1400 RPM.
I'm waiting to hear back from the mechanic my wife took it to, to see if they actually did an oil pressure test. I don't have a guage, but am thinking that if the pressure is okay it is likely a bad sensor. But we are on a very tight budget right now, and any insight anyone here can offer would be greatly appreciate. I'd love to hear what everyone thinks and if anyone has had this combination of problems before.
have the same problem?
Thursday, November 20th, 2014 AT 7:44 PM