Flickering Oil Light

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Bob, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Is it time for a oil pump? And is it a external part to change out?

    Bob, Oct 30, 2003
  2. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Forgot to mention, 88 Honda Prelude SI
    Bob, Oct 30, 2003
  3. Bob

    Tony Hwang Guest

    Make sure oil pressure sensor is tight and wire is connected tight as well.
    Tony Hwang, Oct 30, 2003
  4. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Thanks will check that out first.

    Bob, Oct 30, 2003
  5. Bob

    Eric Guest

    Have you checked the actual oil pressure with a gauge? If it's ok, then
    there may be an electrical problem as the other poster suggested. However,
    if the pressure's low there could be several causes. If the oil level is
    ok, the next thing I might check would be for a plugged oil pump pick-up
    screen. However, this does require that you remove the oil pan to inspect

    Eric, Oct 30, 2003
  6. Bob

    Bob Guest

    It just started so I guess I will have to check everything out first. So I
    gather the pump is in the pan?
    Bob, Oct 30, 2003
  7. Bob

    Eric Guest

    First things first. Check the oil level, check the oil pressure with an
    external gauge, check for an electrical problem. Make appropriate decisions
    based on your empirical evidence. I have rarely, if ever, seen an oil pump
    fail on a Honda. However, a plugged up pick-up screen is certainly a
    possible cause for low pressure (if that's what you find after you check the
    pressure with a gauge). I don't remember where the oil pump is located on
    an '88 Prelude. However, you should consider purchasing a factory service
    manual as an excellent source of information. They're available from

    Eric, Oct 30, 2003
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