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So, there are two important things to note here. The first is that you really need to break your habit of ignoring your car’s warning lights. I know that they look insignificant, but they’re important. The second thing is that your oil pressure light will come on when you have low oil pressure. Usually that’s the result of a functioning oil pressure sensor, not a broken one. But if you find the oil pressure light is up to some shenanigans - coming on and then turning off, and then coming back on, or perhaps blinking - then it may be due to a sensor that is faulty, and spazzing its way to an untimely death. On that note . . .
When your oil pressure light illuminates, it likely means that the oil pressure in your car is low. But not always. Sometimes the sensor is just out to lunch. A bad oil pressure sensor can also cause the oil pressure gauge (if your car is so equipped) to read too high or too low.
Uh oh. Why is the car acting up? It shouldn’t do that, right? If you notice the ride is a little rough, noisy, or otherwise, it may be because the engine oil pressure is low. And if you notice those symptoms, and there isn’t any oil pressure light illuminated, then you might have a faulty oil pressure sensor on your hands.Get a Quote 1-Year | 12,000-Mile Warranty
The oil pressure is directly related to the performance and health of your car. It’s nothing to take lightly. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, it’s time to get the sensor replaced.