I have a 2004 Mazda MTV minivan with 120,000miles oil light comes on when I'm at a stop and when I accelerate it goes off. Had an oil change two months ago

Asked by Feb 15, 2014 at 10:04 PM about the 2004 Mazda MPV LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Mazda MTV minivan with  120,000miles on it .I'm having problems with
this check oil light comes on when I'm at a stop and when I accelerate it goes off. Had an
oil change two months ago with 5W-30 synthetic oil ,normally we put 5W 20 synthetic oil
could that be a problem? Car is running good the only problem is that the oil light coming
on and off . Is it okay to drive with this light problem. It has oil . And is it bad to mix oil
5W-30 with 5W 20? . Thank you for your help.

3 Answers

1,125

Lost of thing may cause that to happen, but none of them are good. It might be the oil wasn't changed regularly at some time in its life and there's quite a bit of sludge built up in the pan. It could also be that oil is not draining down into the pan as fast as it should. Again, usually a sludge problem. The relief valve spring in the oil pump may be weak or clogged. Either way, it's time to pull the pan before you blow the engine up. And while you're at it, I'd replace the pump as a precautionary measure anyway.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
18,465

Try changing the oil again and add a qt of lucas oil treatment and go back to the 5w-20. If this doesn't work the screen on the oil pump is probably plugged up and you need a pump and screen.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thank you so much !!I will do your suggestions!!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • why Mazda MPV minivan 2006 having strange noise 2 answers

    We bought the car 1 week ago and i have to bring it back to the service center where bought it because right wheel pulling and strange noise from the engine. that happen 3 days after we bought the c...

    2006 Mazda MPV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How do I change a headlight bulb? 16 answers

    2001 Mazda MPV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Changed headlight bulbs and now car wont start 69 answers

    He was able to replace the bulbs fairly quickly, I paid and attempted to leave. The car wouldnt start!! It cranks and cranks but wont start. Mechanic says its not getting fire to the engine. He seems ...

    2003 Mazda MPV LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Lost Power while accelerating onto highway 33 answers

    MPV lost power and nearly quit while entering highway. I had drove some 5 miles before problem occured. No engine light present. Used CODE scanner, no codes retreived (pass). Possible Fuel filter or p...

    2001 Mazda MPV ES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why does my car not accelerate normally and sound like it's about to die on me? 5 answers

    I have 2004 Mazda 6 - 4 cylinder, when I first turn on the car, it sounds like its about to run out of gas or die out. They temp gauge or the rmp dont really make any movement that would cause worry. ...

    2004 Mazda MAZDA6 4 Dr s Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

MPV

Looking for a Used MPV in your area?

CarGurus has 436 nationwide MPV listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Search Mazda MPV Questions

Mazda MPV Experts

#1 bobbyleveille
bobbyleveille
Reputation 980
#2 Gary John
Gary John
Reputation 490
#3 Michelle Ann
Michelle Ann
Reputation 310
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey
350 Great Deals out of 27,974 listings starting at $2,295
Used Toyota Sienna
294 Great Deals out of 28,856 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Quest
92 Great Deals out of 3,090 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
305 Great Deals out of 34,374 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Sedona
139 Great Deals out of 9,355 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chrysler Town & Country
442 Great Deals out of 20,521 listings starting at $1,695
Used Toyota RAV4
643 Great Deals out of 61,990 listings starting at $2,450
Used Toyota Corolla
874 Great Deals out of 74,435 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Pilot
463 Great Deals out of 19,638 listings starting at $599
Used Toyota Camry
1,096 Great Deals out of 96,274 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,262 Great Deals out of 65,891 listings starting at $1,600
Used Honda CR-V
810 Great Deals out of 59,368 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Impala
793 Great Deals out of 34,401 listings starting at $799