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oil pressure warning light on, oil level full

My wife's Punto has just had its oil pressure warning light come on, within a minute of starting to drive. She stopped almost immediately and I checked the oil level and its full. What are the most likely causes? If it needs to be checked out at the garage, is it safe for the engine to drive it to the garage if the oil pressure light is on?

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Re: oil pressure warning light on, oil level full

problem is it depends on the cause of the light.
really risky to drive it if it really is low pressure whereas if its an electrical fault its fine
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My wife's Punto has just had its oil pressure warning light come on, within a minute of starting to drive. She stopped almost immediately and I checked the oil level and its full. What are the most likely causes? If it needs to be checked out at the garage, is it safe for the engine to drive it to the garage if the oil pressure light is on?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Most likely the pump is shot hence low pressure when full. Get it towed to a garage to be on the safe side.
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Re: oil pressure warning light on, oil level full

the dipstick wont give you an accurate reading unless you leave the car turned off for about 10-15mins, coz the oil will be up in all the gallerie's of the engine and you have to let it all come back down to get a proper reading.,.,
try that and if theres still plenty of oil in there then check the wiring nad the pump.,.
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Re: oil pressure warning light on, oil level full

Best to not drive and get it checked out ASAP. Mines ended up needing a new engine moments after my light came on.
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Re: oil pressure warning light on, oil level full

All the above, but check that the wire to the sender is actually attached and that the insulation is still present, that the sump isn't dented. You can try replacing the sensor. Otherwise pump and/or bearings are likely to be shot.

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Best to not drive and get it checked out ASAP. Mines ended up needing a new engine moments after my light came on.
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if the OP hasn't had it checked out by now I suspect it might be a little late
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