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

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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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