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Old 07-12-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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I have a 1997 accord ex and my oil light has started flashing on me. It does it if I take a turn too sharp, and I know I have enough oil in there...any ideas? Thank you
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Possible that a sensor is bad
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my car does that too maybe your car is burning a little oil
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How do you know there's enough oil in there? Have you just checked after having the light come on or are you assuming it's still full because you haven't seen a leak or a plume of blue smoke?

I had a '93 Accord that was doing fine and one day the light came on when I took a turn. Drove to the nearest auto parts store (light flashing on some turns) and checked to find that the car was really really low. Weird since I hadn't seen any leak, there was no smoke and we'd put enough oil in when we changed it.

Topped it off, drove the car as we normally do and it's had oil changes since then and still no light or any other issues. Not sure how I lost oil that one time. *shrug*
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I checked the oil and the levels fine...now it does it almost anytime I'm driving
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Replace the oil pressure switch, it is located just above the oil filter. They are know to fail. Cost about $10-$15. And make sure the wire connecting it has a good tight connection.
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