Having problems with your Cars & Trucks ?
My oil pressure light is on?
\015 I just changed my oil after noticing that it was time and that i was very low on oil. prior to this my oil pressure gauge came on and i thought it was do to my low oil issue but when i changed the oil it didn't fix the pressure gauge so now I don't know what to do. the ticking noise hasn't stopped but has rapidly decrease since the oil change. I don't see any oil leak and my car isn't getting hot so i'm lost\015
The ticking noise is can be a sign of low oil pressure or worn out oil/wrong oil grade. Since you just changed your oil I would say that it is not the oil. The decrease in ticking comes from the new thicker oil. If you have an oil pressure gage, locate the oil pressure switch or any other oil passage to the engine and connect the gage to the passage and check the oil pressure and compare that to the mfg specs.. The oil pressure will most likely be something between 30-60 when the engine revs up a little but do check the mfg specs from a manual or call the dealer for the info.. If it has very little or no oil pressure it could cause extensive engine damage or complete engine failure. It is best to check the pressure or have it checked before you continue to drive the vehicle.
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