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"oil" light on dash not going off


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stephie
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May 26, 2010, 8:26 AM

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Hi, I own a recently restored ford ranger 79 pickup truck. recently the oil light came on in the dash and i added oil, but the light wont go off. I have been checking the oil level to confirm that it still doesnt need any oil, but after 4-5 days the light is still on... is there a way to reset the light/sensor? or another reason why it isnt going off?? thanks, stephie


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May 26, 2010, 9:24 AM

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That light is not an oil level sensor. It's an oil pressure warning light and it's red to tell you to stop the vehicle immediately. The first thing you have to do is manually test the oil pressure to determine if the light is accurate or not. If the light itself is not faulty, you'll be losing the engine soon if you continue to drive it.



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