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My oil light is on, however, my car runs just fine, no loss of power, and the level is fine. And when I take off the filler cap, nothing sprays out. Is this normal? And what could cause the oil light to be on?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Lisa, By your description it seems your oil sending unit or pump may be failing. Have a professional check for oil pressure.

Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube Could be bad oil pressure sending unit, a short. Take to mechanic because its important to repair to minimize problems in future.

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive The oil light generally comes on when there is a lack of oil pressure, not necessarily because the oil level is low. A technician with an oil pressure guage should be able to determine if the concern is caused by a faulty switch or if there is an oil pressure issue and further diagnostics are needed.

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