95 Jeep oil light then stall

Tiny
AUGRAD02
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Jeep Cherokee 1995, 93,000: I started my jeep this morning and drove less than a mile, then the oil light turned on, the steering wheel locked and the jeep stalled. I was able to turn on my hazards, turn off the car, then start it again and turned around and made it to my apt. Later today, it is running fine. What is wrong?
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 AT 3:51 PM

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Tiny
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With the steering wheel locking, was this a solid lock like when the car is turned off, or just really hard to turn? If it was locked like the car was off, I would suspect an ignition switch problem. Now if it was just really hard to turn the wheel, then it sounds like the Jeep stalled. When the engine stalls, you loose oil pressure giving you the oil light, and without the engine turning, you loose power steering.
If your jeep stalled, then I would swing by a local autoparts store and have the computer read. If it shows a code, then we can help from there. If no code, then how long has it been since you did a tune up? Water in the gas can cause a momentary stall. You might have got a hold of some bad gas.
NOTE: Always remember if you have a oil light on with your eninge running, turn it off right away, and fix the problem.
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 AT 4:03 PM
Tiny
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Listen to the man he knows his stuff.
Also check down by your oil pressure sender.
If there is any kind of moisture or oil down there it could cause a short that would cause that.
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Sunday, September 3rd, 2006 AT 2:31 AM

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