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Old 10-01-2002, 04:33 AM   #1
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Is it common for these engines for the oil switch to go bad? my mechanic says mine is worn and need repairs. 2nd time this happened to me and I need an oil pan.
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I know Tamara had to replace hers awhile back, and Amy_Lynn might have a bad one, but other than that, I think they're pretty much lifetime reliable parts. What symptoms are you seeing?
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Is it common for these engines for the oil switch to go bad? my mechanic says mine is worn and need repairs. 2nd time this happened to me and I need an oil pan.
What do mean mean by "Worn"? They don't wear! It'* a sensor with no moving parts! The ONLY reason to replace these are if they are leaking or faulty, that'* it! Also it can't be repaired only replaced! Why do you need an oil pan too? Is it dented?
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Ok that * what i wanted to know. I was told before when my motor went out that it was a switch like a fuse, check your oil only I said ok my oil gauge didnt work they said thats ok. Next day my motor went out. I cant even talk about it no more.
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Your oil PRESSURE gauge? If it'* out, keep an eye on the dipstick. What does your oil pressure gauge read when the engine is warmed up? We'll go from there, and find out if this mechanic is jerking you around. What EXACTLY are your symptoms, or is this something that happened in the past and you're just looking for info?
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sorry that was back in january and my 1st warrenty expired. It would just get me all worked up again
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Glad I could help
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I dunno....even with only 75k miles, I'd be tempted to LET it go and get a new one!
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If some moron told me to drive it anyway I would park it in my driveway, put a brick on the gas pedal & wait for the "Earth Shatering Ka-Boom" when the engine craters! Then phone the guy to tell him they owe you a new engine!
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That'* why I said leave it in your driveway with a brick!
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