have 2001 mini van -mazda.. my oil light comes on when i brake, but not when i accelerate?does this mean the sensor is bad.oil is fine not losing any?is this bad if sensor is bad?

Asked by Aug 11, 2012 at 02:12 AM about the 2001 Mazda MPV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

was told by buys that installed new oil pan , after i took it in to them ( the light kept coming on)that i needed a new engine... well i cant do that right now-so i use lucas w my oil and check it constantly ..i also baby the van and do not drive it on the highway just short distances... so scared it will break!

1 Answer

257,535

You didn't say how many miles were on the van, or if the garage replaced the oil sending unit.(inexpensive fix) But if you have over 200K, then I would agree with your mechanic. Probably worn rods and bearings will contribute to low oil pressure. While you save for a new engine or vehicle, I would suggest using a thicker weight oil.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Mazda MPV Experts

  • #1
    bobbyleveille
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #2
    Gary John
    Reputation
    500
  • #3
    Michelle Ann
    Reputation
    330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Sienna
340 Great Deals out of 26,266 listings starting at $1,950
Used Honda Odyssey
394 Great Deals out of 26,492 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Quest
66 Great Deals out of 2,777 listings starting at $1,850
Used Kia Sedona
142 Great Deals out of 7,862 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Corolla
755 Great Deals out of 53,264 listings starting at $1,502
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
269 Great Deals out of 25,996 listings starting at $1,550
Used Chrysler Town & Country
260 Great Deals out of 13,951 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Explorer
876 Great Deals out of 67,247 listings starting at $1,295
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
66 Great Deals out of 4,361 listings starting at $2,950
Used Toyota Camry
915 Great Deals out of 79,556 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota Highlander
446 Great Deals out of 29,939 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Mazda MPV For Sale
51 listings starting at $1,995
2003 Mazda MPV For Sale
68 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.