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Oil pressure low and stop engine and alarm going off. Has

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Oil pressure low and stop engine and alarm going off. Has oil. Due for an oil change. 2006 Chevy Impala
JA: How old is your oil pump? Has the check engine light come on?
Customer: no check engine light and not sure on the oil pump
JA: Are you fixing your Impala yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no and I haven't tried anything
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: just what I need to do asap
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Jared D replied 9 months ago.


Have you checked the oil level yet?

Expert:  Jared D replied 9 months ago.

With the engine off the oil should be anywhere in between the cross hatch section on the oil dipstick.

Expert:  Jared D replied 9 months ago.

If the oil gets too low it will trigger that warning on the dash. If you turned the engine off right away you may have avoided any engine damage.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I did as it said when it happened. I will get an oil change asap
Expert:  Jared D replied 9 months ago.

If you check the oil level and it's low add one quart at a time and check the dipstick between each quart. Once the oil is at the correct level you should be ok to drive it. I wouldn't drive it at all without making sure the oil is withing normal range or you could risk ruining the engine.