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Mercury Forum: 3 Idiot Lights in 3 Days?
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:02 PM
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Default 3 Idiot Lights in 3 Days?

Recent addition to form;Somewhat lengthy to include all facts. Have researched possible causes and solutions for all 3 included in this post. Note NO LIGHTS AT ALL while checking out car and ran like a top.

Friend and I checked out 2002 Mercury Sable LS by running it a few blocks to check general mechanical condition on city streets (should have ran it longer and partially on highway and at idle, which we did not). Did not run long enough to get "hot". (Day 1) Did purchase, but on way home at idle, while waiting for light, noticed oil light start to flicker. When given gas, went out. Mechanic said oil change (did need) w heavier oil, 10w-30 vs. 5w-20: DONE Next day, oil light stayed off until temperature read 1/2 way on dial then started flickering again. Purchased Oil Pressure Switch and had mechanic install it when car inspected (Day 7). Second day (2) noticed Check Engine light popped on (silouette of engine) on 2nd day. Code Reader gave P0316 (cylinder 6 problem?). Mechanic said found tune-up usually solves problem (DONE ($$$) and cleared code). Third day (3) day airbag light blinked code and stood on. Next day airbag code did not go on all day, but following day back to stay. Finally, car passed inspection with only airbag light on on 7th day and nstalled above OP switch. Drove away with only airbag light on. Went possibly a mile and at stop light oil light started flickering again AND Check Engine Light popped on a few 100 feet after that (I read same P0316 coded when I parked. May ask about each problem in further queries, but my questions now are: 1) Was it my luck that all lights decided to wait for me to take it off sellers' hands or and #2 What are the odds that all occurred within very short time frame. I can only assume that those 3 problems are totally unrelated to one another. Forgive my verbosity. Thanks for your opinions.
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