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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Question: Problem with oil light coming on

 

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walters8589, Indianapolis, IN, October 14, 2009, 09:39
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the oil light comes on and the temp gauge goes about half way. Checked the oil level and it is fine. What could be the problem?

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    October 14, 2009, 10:33
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    the oil level sensor could be causing the problem, is the check engine light on? if it is i would get a diagnostic to see what the trouble codes are.

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    October 14, 2009, 14:24
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    Hello , when does the oil light come on?? If it comes on while you are sitting at an idle , chances are good that you need a new oil pressure switch , witch is most likely next to or very close to the oil filter itself in the front of the engine block..

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    July 03, 2010, 05:32
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    MY OIL LIGHT COMES ON WHEN I PULL UP TO A STOP SIGN......THEN AS THE RPM'S GO UP THE LIGHT GOES OFF.....2004 INTREPID........

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    Visitor, August 28, 2010, 06:32

    Usually when oil light comes on at idle and goes off at higher rpm's, the problem is worn main crankshaft bearings, but could also be a weak oil pump.

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