1992 Ford Taurus Q&A
1992 Ford Taurus Question: Why does Oil light stay on? How many seals do I have & what is best way to fix?
I have a 1992 Ford Taurus GL Station Wagon,8 passenger, 3.OL V6, OHV, 222,685 m. Engine still runs very strong. On Rt. 22 in Mountainside, NJ, went from 0 to 50mph in 5 sec. True story!! For many months have had severe oil leaks. Got oil change and filter, 7/3, had to refill 2 &1/2 qts today. Slightly hear lifters, BUT NOT LOUD. Why does Oil light stay on? How can I fix/ Thank You guys! - Casper Green
take out oil pressure switch and install oil pressure gauge to check oil pressure - goodguy
I agree with goodguy's answer! Also, leaking seals should be replaced but have no effect on oil pressure! PCV system needs to be checked also. With that many miles, some leaks are not going to stop even with new seals due to 'blow by' which creates internal engine pressures that forces some oil to leak! Worn engine componets that let oil bypass it's normal flow is the most common cause of LOW oil pressure. - pushrod