oil light comes on at warm idle

Asked by Feb 04, 2014 at 06:21 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

fresh oil and new filter, no knocking or strange noises to be heard, just comes on at idle
and goes off when accelerating

3 Answers

weak oil pump or bad main bearings

20,265

The oil is thinner when hot. The oil pump is going out or the oil pump screen is partially plugged.

its fixed turns out to be a faulty pressure switch i had just replaced

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