Oil light

Asked by Mzspin1 Oct 13, 2019 at 09:43 AM about the 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just got oil change and the oil light came on 3 days
after now the car stop on my daughters

4 Answers


Talk to the people who did the oil change then get the car to them even if you have to tow it.

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C'mon Ed. Even you know that changing the oil does not make the oil light come. Before paying for tow trucks he/she needs to do the obvious. Check the oil level. If its full then I'd suspect a faulty sending unit or a problem with the oil pump. If its super low then look underneath for signs of a leak. Maybe the oil filter is loose or even the drain plug not properly installed. If that's the case then yes, the one doing the oil change may be at fault. If there's no leaks there's a more serious problem somewhere which likely requires the expertise of a repair shop. Now it might be time to call a tow truck.

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I didn't say that changing the oil caused the oil light to come on, I just said that they should get the car back to the people who did the work to check what's going on. Maybe they did something that caused this; maybe not. By reading the question, the people asking it are not mechanics and they should not rely on their own judgement to solve this. Nice tenor, by the way.

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Didn't mean to be so hard on you Ed. I figure anyone who drives a car should at least be able to do the basics like check the oil level and look underneath for signs of a major leak. I think that's the sort of guidance they may have been seeking. Without doing at least that a call to the oil change place or even having it towed somewhere doesn't seem like it would be productive. Hopefully all this discussion will give them something to work with. I appreciate your contributions to this site.

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