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Old 07-02-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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low oil light/ engine trouble

So the other night my low oil light came on. It was running fine but I stopped and added a little oil. Kept driving and about a couple miles later it started running rough. The only way I can describe it is it sounds like the timing is off. You can hear the valves and pushrods chattering. I shut it off.
Low oil is back on. But its full of oil. It keeps dying if you come to a stop.

A friend suggested the harmonic balancer but I checked it and it seems fine. Oil pump maybe? I dont know if it has anything to do with it but the dipstick wont go back in hardly at all. I dont remember ever having an issue with that before.

Any help would be appreciated. I have 3 vehicles and all are down right now. So I am in a rental. Which isnt cheap
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Low oil light, or low oil pressure and check gauges light?
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Yea, I know what he means, my 01 had that low oil light come on once after my headers where put on.. Its just an oil level sensor on the passenger side of the engine somewhere if I remember. Just like many damned sensor's it goes bad. But he's explaining a whole world of troubles.

When my sensor went bad, oil level was fine, pressure was fine. Fiddled with the wires and it went away. I'm sure there's something up with this sensor, but there's some other stuff going on.
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