Why is my oil pressure light staying on, after replacing the sensor?
My oil was leaking pretty bad...it was literally falling out every time I refilled it. Both the "oil pressure" and low oil light came on while driving.
I drove it for a week like this, prepared to trade it in for a new car. I just had to refill it with 1/4 of a quart of oil before EVERY start. Everywhere I parked I made the parking lot a mess.
So finally I wanted to find the source of the leak - after doing some research online, I raised my car up, started it, and saw oil pouring out of the "oil pressure" sensor. I found the source of my leak!
I went to Auto Zone and bought a new oil sensor, screwed it in myself. The next day, to my surprise, when I started my car, my LOW OIL light didn't come on! And I checked my oil level, and it was more than full. It worked!
BUT - I spoke too soon. On the way home, my low oil came on again. So I added a bit of oil. The OIL PRESSURE light came on again. But oddly, I looked underneath the car, and there were no signs of oil leaking. As far as I know, my oil is staying in there now, yet both lights come on. Why? Is it just a computer glitch?
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