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I was pulling out of my driveway last week and my 1996 Deville just shut down and oil light came on, now it will not start. There was oil in the dipstick, but we still put in a quart..any suggestions?

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did it make any noise before it shut down?

I would unplug the oil pressure sender that is located on the oil filter housing above the oil filter.

See if the plug has oil in it. If it does replace the oil pressure sender. Even if it doesnt it wouldnt be a bad idea to replace it

Pretty common problem. 

Had the light ever  come on or flickered before this happened?

 

 

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Did the engine die first and then the light came on?

It is normal for the oil light to come on with key on and engine not running.

Check for spark first. Not uncommon for an ignition module to go bad.

 

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8 hours ago, rockfangd said:

Welcome To Caddyinfo

did it make any noise before it shut down?

I would unplug the oil pressure sender that is located on the oil filter housing above the oil filter.

See if the plug has oil in it. If it does replace the oil pressure sender. Even if it doesnt it wouldnt be a bad idea to replace it

Pretty common problem. 

Had the light ever  come on or flickered before this happened?

 

 

No it didn't make any noise I will look for the oil pressure sender

thank you

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2 hours ago, OldCadTech said:

Did the engine die first and then the light came on?

It is normal for the oil light to come on with key on and engine not running.

Check for spark first. Not uncommon for an ignition module to go bad.

 

I don't remember

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When it died did it just shut off or stumble and die?

It could be a fuel pump issue also.

If the oil light was on before it quit I would go that route.

If it came on after it shut off that is normal.

I am sorry I was very tired when I responded last night

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Does the starter rotate the engine?

 

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Here is a telltale way to tell if a mechanic is familiar with the Northstar.

Ask them where the starter is located. If they say anywhere but under the intake run the other way.

Laugh but it works.

Anyone who says it is a horrible place to put one has never owned one. I have yet to ever have to change one

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